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Owl Graduation Craft

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Owl Graduation Craft

For preschool children, get them to create their own graduation owl as a keepsake of their preschool graduation.


  • coloured paper
  • glue
  • paint
  • paintbrush
  • scissors
  • white paper
  • black marker

What to do: 

  • Collect all your materials.

  • On a coloured piece of paper, draw and cut out an owl body. 

  • Stick the owl body onto another coloured paper which will be the the background. 

  • Using the white paper cut out two circles for the owl eyes and stick them on the owl face. 


  • With orange paper, cut out a triangle for the owl's beak and 2 bird feet. Stick these onto the owl.

  • Select a paint colour and paint each of the child's hands. Using their painted hands make 2 hand prints onto a separate piece of white paper. 

  • Wait for the hand prints to dry and cut them owl. 

  • Stick the hand prints on either side of the owl body as the wings. 
  • Write above the owl "Look Whoooo's Graduating".
  • Write below the owl "Watch me fly".

The owl is now complete!

Hints and Tips:

  • Once the owl is complete is can be framed and laminated and given to the child as an end of year gift.
  • Use different coloured paper to create colourful background for the owl.
  • Child can directly do each hand print on the paper.
  • Use googly eyes instead of cutting out paper.

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 4 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2), Few (3), Small Group (4)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    starts developing friendships
    enjoys playing with other children
    may have a particluar friend
    jointly manipulates objects with others
    manipulates objects
    has clear hand preferences
    uses a pair of scissors
    copies simple shapes 

  • Play Based Learning: Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Art and Craft
  • Games Categories: Art and Craft
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 1
  • Sub Outcomes:

    1.1 Children feel safe, secure and supported.
    1.2 Children develop their emerging autonomy, inter-dependence, resilience and sense of agency
    1.3 Children develop knowledgeable and confident self identities
    1.4 Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect

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Last modified on Thursday, December 8, 2016

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