Colorful Tin Can Owl Craft

By now you probably know how much of a serious owl addiction I have. I cannot, cannot get enough of them! The Kids Craft Stars Challenge this month was to create a kids craft using an aluminum can and you guessed it, we made owls. This tin can owl craft is colorful and cute and is perfect for the fall season. Seeing them up on our craft shelf brings an enormous smile to my face every day and I know they will do the same for you! Look for more fun crafts using aluminum cans at the bottom of this post.


[This craft project was originally posted on September 21, 2016.]

How to Make a Tin Can Owl Craft

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– aluminum/tin can (empty and washed out)
craft felt sheets (orange, plus the color of your choice)
yarn (we love this multi-colored brand)
puffy paint
– bottle caps
– googly eyes
– hot glue gun
– scissors


1. Gather your supplies. Start by cutting off a long strand of your yarn and wrap it around your tin can to give your owl some extra texture and color. Heat up your hot glue gun and glue the ends of your yarn onto the back side of your tin can.


2. Trace a circle on your craft felt sheet with a pen and cut it out. Then cut the circle in half. We used the lid of a peanut butter jar for our circle. It was the perfect size. Use your puffy paint to draw squiggly feather designs onto your felt pieces. Let them dry completely.

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3. Cut a triangle beak out of your orange craft sheet. Then use your hot glue gun to glue your googly eyes into the inside of your bottle caps.


4. Once your felt wings are dry, you can assemble your owl together. Glue your felt wings onto the sides of your tin can with your hot glue gun. Then glue on your orange, felt beak and lastly your big owl eyes.

We made these owls with the bottom side up so it’s closed, but you could reverse it leaving the open end up and use this adorable tin can owl craft for a pencil or pen holder.



Have you made a fun craft with an aluminum can lately? We want to see! You can share pictures to FacebookInstagram or Twitter and tag your photos with the hashtag #kidscraftstars. I will be sharing a few of my favorites every month. I hope you will join us throughout the year with all of our craft challenges. You can see our monthly schedule and materials below.


Check out these other aluminum can crafts from the kids craft stars! You can keep up with all of our latest crafts by following our Pinterest Board or following our hashtag #kidscraftstars on Instagram.

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