Not too long ago, I thought it was ridiculous that owls were making a comeback. They remind me of really tacky macrame owls from the 70's (yuck!).
But I see them everywhere now. It's like geese were in the 80's, and insects (bees, dragonflies, butterflies) were in the 90's. I have to admit, now owls are cute. Not just cute, but really fun to make. I decided to make owl themed valentines for William's class. Here's how I did it.
I used the following punches:
First I cut out an oval shape for the body.
Then I used my large circle punch to shape the ear tufts.
I used my medium circle punch for the eyes and a small hole punch for the eyeballs.
Cut out a small triangle for the beak.
Then I used my same large circle punch to make the wings. I glue them to the sides and trim the edges.
A large flower punch (matching the wings) glued from the back to make the tail feathers.
I used a small flower punch cut in half for the claws.
I put this little guy on a card and added a little message "Whooo thinks you're cool?" and inside the card it said, "I do! Happy Valentine's Day! From William"
I have made a ton of these little guys and I love them! Too bad Valentine's day is done and I don't have an excuse to make more. Maybe we'll have "Easter Owls" . . . maybe not!