Happy Valentines Day!!!
One of the benefits of having only one child is that I actually have the time and patience to make 19 little valentines for classmates instead of buying the character ones in the store. OK we did buy some Disney princess ones on sale last year but I decided they weren't going to cut it. So a while back I pinned a these toilet tissue roll owls on one of my Pinterest boards and decided to take a stab at making owl valentines. I got lucky with Kiera approving me to make them.
How about a tutorial? I know, shocking.
Grab some toilet tissue rolls, make you some little thingys out of scrapbook paper to close one end of the tube off. That way your treats wont fall out.
Glue thingy on to the end of the tube, then glue strips of scrapbook paper around the tube. Stuff with goodies. We used fruit snacks.
To make the ears you will fold one open end of the tube inward, and then fold the other side on top of that. They weren't all perfect but they are close enough to looking like ears.
Hot glue on some googly eyes. Hmm, no picture for this.
Next you will cut out little tiny beaks out of yellow scrapbook paper...
....and let your child play gently with the owls to stay occupied. These owls had toothpicks they pretended were swords and balance beams.
K Dub was very helpful in handing me each owl so I could attach the beaks. Uh, you will have to wait to see that step too. Hahahah!
Now grab you some spare Christmas scrapbook paper and flip it over. Draw you a general "wing" shape and trace it a bazillion times, then cut out each with an Exacto knife. Unless you have a Silhouette that does it for you in .05 seconds then lucky you. And yes I use a giant cutting board to cut stuff on.
Glue wings onto the owls to look like they are holding a sign. Oh yeah I forgot to tell you to add that earlier. Print you some text and cut it up, glue onto owl.
Make sure to have your child add their adorable signature to each one . Except I wrote the "K" on a few to show her where to start at.
Wow...I think that was the most craptastic tutorial ever. Oh well.