Spooktacular Halloween Owls

Spectacular Halloween Owls: toilet rolls, buttons and feathers, oh my…

I am such a sucker for a cute craft!  I’m also a huge fan of using recyclables for crafting here in my home daycare.  So, our most recent fall craft, these adorable toilet roll “spooktacular Halloween Owls”  totally won me over!  They’re just too cute for words.

This owl craft was actually inspired by the Adorable Owl Craft that we did a few years back.  This year, our  youngest hooligan is quite smitten with owls, so I thought it would be fun to put a new spin on an old favourite for her.

spooktacular hallowe'en owls

Now, you may argue that these guys don’t exactly look like owls.  I kind of agree.  I’m thinking they look a little more like crows, but we’re not going to point that out to the toddler.  She loves them!

To make your toilet roll owls, you’ll need:

supplies for toilet spook-tacular toilet roll halloween owls

  • toilet roll tubes
  • paint
  • large buttons
  • craft feathers
  • glue (I thought we might need hot glue, but school glue was fine)
  • yellow felt or cardstock (for beak)

Making and decorating your owls:

I cut our toilet rolls into various lengths so each of our owls would look unique, and the little one had  a great time painting them up.

painting a toilet roll


When they were dry, she brushed on a generous amount of white glue.  The “generous” bit was perfect because our button-eyes were large, and therefore, quite heave, but they held in all that glue.

brushing glue on to the toilet roll owl

Next came the beak and the feathers.

sticking the eyes and beak onto the toilet roll owl


applying more glue to the owl

Then we sat them in the sun and let them dry.

black halloween owl with blue and green feathers


turqoise halloween owl with orange feathers

Ok, is it just me, or are these just too cute?

black toilet roll owl with orange and purple eyes

I can’t decide which I love best, our new Halloween Owls or our vibrant Adorable Owls.   Which ones are your favourite?

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