Handprint Art: Owls

handprint art owls

Another fun hand print project!

The past few months, Rory has been very into birds.  She loves all kinds of birds; ducks, flamingos, roosters, eagles, and owls.    Owls are one of Rory’s new favorite animals, she has a book called; “Say Hello to the Snowy Animals,” that she loves.  One of the pages has a snowy owls and it is Rory’s favorite page

Materials Needed for Owl Handprint Art:

  • Paints (we used brown)
  • Orange, White, Black and green paints or construction paper (for beaks, feet, eyes, trees and leaves)
  • Black marker for eyes
  • Glue, if you plan on using paper to make trees, leaves, and eyes

A reminder for when you make the owls, your handprint will be upside-down, or your fingertips will be the owls tails.  Just keep this in mind for spacing when you make your handprints.  Rory and I decided to do several owls, some with just her handprint and some with her handprint and my handprint together.

To make the owls, slather some brown paint on your hand. Keeping your fingers together place your hand on a piece of white paper.

handprint art

From here you can either let it dry or paint some trees and eyes; Rory and I let them dry.

While they were drying we made eyes, feet, beaks and trees out of construction paper.  We cut out circles with white paper and Rory (with my help) drew circles in the eyes for the pupils.  Out of orange construction paper, we cut out some triangle beaks and feet.  Lastly, we cut some random strips of black paper to make trees and finished with some green leaves.

eyes for handprint owls

When the owls were completely dry we glued the eyes and noses on them.  Next, we glued some trees.  We made one tall tree trunk and put branches slightly underneath where the base of your hand meets your fingers.  Lastly, we added feet and placed them slightly on top of the tree branches.

We added some stars and drew in a moon, and now whenever Rory sees her owls she says, “Momma’s owl, Rory’s owl, whooo, whoooo.”


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Havalyn is a stay at home mama with a beautiful girl with CFD (congenital femoral deficiency). She devotes her days to helping her grow and develop by doing crafts and activities together. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, anything artsy, working out, music, baking, and reading. Hava writes about her life at Rory Jane and Little Right Leg and tweets as @LittleRightLeg.