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Picture of Cardboard Owl from a Takeaway Coffee Tray
Just drunk WAY too much coffee and need to burn off some of that extra energy?
Grab the take away tray, a pair of scissors and a pen and get to it!
 
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Bend the tray in half but don't tear it apart.

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Cut one of the ends through to allow the "wings" to flap open.

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You may need to pry off the glued tab on one side.

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Cut this tab off at the base and keep it to make the beak.

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Fold it in half and cut it into a point at one end.

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Oh Yeah you lookin soooo beaky right now...

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Push the end of your scissors through below the "eyes" to create a slot for the beak to be pushed into.

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And insert!

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Draw the shape of your wing onto each side flap and cut it off.

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Like so...

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Trim up that bottom edge for the feathery look.

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It will stand up nicely as is but you can add feet too if you want...

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Cut out feet shapes with a longish leg from the scrap you cut off the wing.
Cut slots for the legs to slide into and insert the leg into the slots.

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Oh don't forget to give your owl some cute ears if you have enough leftover carboard.
I used sticky tape here but you could also use the cunning slot method if you don't have any.

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FINISHED!!
now go forth and decorate to your hearts content.