The children loved making these little owls. They really are so cute and the Santa hats can be removed so that your little owl can be displayed all year round.
They are made from bendy corrugated craft card, we had an enormous roll of it given to the Art Cabin. The circles for the body and eyes are made from tall triangular cut pieces of card which are tightly rolled to make a circular shape. To make the eyes concave (to form an eye socket), just roll from the point of the triangle towards the wider base. To make the body convex (to form a tummy), just roll from the wider base towards the narrow point.
The dimensions depend on how big or small you want your owl to be, but roughly speaking the eye sockets are 1.5cms at the base tapering to 0.5cm and about 20cms long. The body is about 2.5cms wide at the base tapering to 1cm and about 45cms long.
The corrugated cardboard was also used for the eyebrows and small wings. To finish, wooden beads were used for the eyeballs, orange paper was rolled to form a beak and orange card was used for the feet. Raffia was threaded between the eyes to create an hanging loop, this could then thread through the Santa hat (which was made from card & cotton wool).