The Daily Prophet is reporting that some owls are quite peeved about loosing their jobs. In an effort to prevent an owl strike, the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures has used transfiguration to create a dropping-free owl/paper airplane hybrid.
Now you can make your very own owl airplane to transmit your super-secret messages. Just don't be suprised if is flies a little more like Pigwidgeon than Hedwig ;)
Step 1: Choose your owl
Choose one of the links below, then save the picture to your computer and print it from a image program. Full size, they are 7.5" x 10" and designed to be printed with a .25" border on each side.
Coloring Page Owl
Photo Style Owl
Step 2: Cut the paper to size
I like to use a paper cutter to ensure straight lines, but of course you can use good old fashioned scissors.
If you choose to use a plain paper, you can skip this step.
Step 3: Write your message
To keep your message top secret make sure that you keep it in the top 1/3 of the paper (it will be hidden when you fold your plane).
Step 4: Crease the center
For this crease, and all of the other folds that follow, make sure to tighten the crease by running your nail along the edge of the fold.