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Owl Coloring Pages (Free PDF Printables)

On this page, you will find 32 captivating owl coloring pages that are all free to download and print! If you are a teacher or parent, these owl printables offer a fantastic opportunity for kids to learn about these remarkable nocturnal birds of prey while also enjoying a fun and creative activity.

For this series, I illustrated a diverse range of owls in various styles and complexities, ensuring there is something for everyone! Included are simple outlines of owls for preschoolers, owl mandalas, different owl species, owls perched on branches, Halloween-themed owls, and even the Hedwig owl from Harry Potter!

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While these coloring sheets make for a fun and informative craft activity, they can also be used as wall art, a classroom project, book covers, scrapbooking, or even some barn yard-themed decorations for an animal petting zoo party.

All these PDF coloring pages are on standard US letter size, but they also fit perfectly onto A4 paper sizes! Enjoy!

10 Craft Ideas To Do With Owl Coloring Pages

Here are 10 affordable, fun, and creative craft ideas you can do with your completed coloring page!

10. Decorative Plate

Buy a cheap plate from the dollar store (or use one that you have lying around) and some Mod Podge.

You’re going to print off the owl picture of you or your kids’ choosing, color in the central figure, and then cut it out.

(Depending on how big it is, you might have to resize the owl in question to fit the plate.)

Once you’ve done that, make sure you start with a clean and dry plate, then Mod Podge the owl to it, using several coats.

Wait for the Mod Podge to dry completely, and then use your plates to collect keys or jewelry, or just leave it plain on a table for decoration.

9. Owls On Branches

You will need real-life branches for this craft – so get your kids outside in the backyard to pick some out! They should be eight to 10 inches in length and relatively straight.

Your kids will pick out the owl picture of their choosing, color it in, and cut it out carefully.

Then they’re going to mount the stick on a piece of construction paper (they can orient the page as a portrait or landscape) so that the owl will be centered on the page.

Next, they will fold a small rectangle of paper a few times, accordion-style. 

They’ll paste one side to the owl and the other side onto the construction paper so that the owl’s feet rest on the branch. 

This gives the effect of the owl being 3D!

8. Owls In Trees

To make this craft, you will need to resize the owl you want to use to fit inside a toilet paper roll.

You’re going to cut a toilet paper roll in half and then cut out an oval door into a curve, leaving the door still attached (so that it can swing open and closed).

Have your kids color in, cut out the owls, and then paste them onto a piece of construction paper.

They’re going to glue the toilet paper rolls over the owls so that when you open the door, you can see the owl within.

Have them create markings on the toilet paper rolls to resemble trees and add any background they want.

7. Handprint Owls

Have your kids trace both their hands onto construction paper and cut them out.

Then you’re going to take an owl picture where the owl is completely or mostly facing forward and cut it out, but leaving off the wings as much as possible.

Have them color in the owl to their liking and then mount it on a piece of construction paper.

Then they’ll paste their hand cut-outs to the owl’s body, where the wings went.

6. Suncatcher Owls

To make suncatchers, you will need transparency paper, which you will print out your owl picture onto.

Then you’ll take bits of tissue paper and fill in the lines with it, using rubber cement or watered-down glue.

Carefully cut out your owl and poke a hole near the top; then string some cording through, tie it off into a bow, and use that loop to hang the suncatcher in a sunny window.

5. Fluffy Owls

Have your kids make their own fluffy snow owls with my illustrations and cotton balls!

They’ll glue the cotton balls down onto the page, either sticking with just the wings or filling up the entire body.

4. Pom Pom Owls

The same as the Fluffy Owls, except your kids will glue down differently colored crafting pom poms.

They can do one color on the wings and different colors on the chest or many different colors all over.

However, have them color in the head first, as it can be difficult to color it in after the pom poms have been glued down.

3. Owl Greeting Cards

My owl pictures would make fabulous greeting cards for everyone from Mom or Dad to family friends (even coworkers).

You can resize the illustration in a word processor, either the half-page or the quarter-page.

If you go the quarter-page route, you will have to put the illustration in the top-left corner – upside down. Don’t worry – once it’s all folded, it will be right-side up and on the front!

2. Owl Rocks

You’ll have to resize my owl illustrations to make rocks to decorate your garden or leave them around at public beaches, parks, or trails.

You can put many owls on one page of a word processor and print them all at once; then, have your kids color them in with markers and cut them out.

They’ll then Mod Podge them to flat, smooth rocks and let them dry completely before putting them outdoors.

1. Owl Fact Booklets

If your child has to do a report on an animal, they could make one about owls and use my pictures as illustrations.

Have them research four or five facts about owls – they really are the most fascinating birds! – and write them directly onto the pages.

They’ll color in the pictures and then bind the fact booklet together using whatever you have – a three-ring binder, a portfolio, or even just a three-hole punch and some twine.

Bonus points if they make a cover out of construction paper and a few cut-out owls, too!

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