Introduction: Common Scraps to a Cute Owl

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Using materials you usually throw out, you can create a cute owl with the design of your choice. If you're looking for something fun to do during quarantine time, this might be a fun project for you! From junk, to something that you can enjoy! Let's get started!


  • Scissors or knife
  • Glue
  • Soda cans
  • Wood
  • Bottle caps
  • Canning lids
  • Buttons
  • Small nails
  • Screws
  • Small picture hanger

Step 1: Placing the Eyes

First, take your canning lids and place them on your plank of wood.

Step 2: Screwing the Eyes On

Next, screw the canning lids onto the wood. If you are too young to use a power drill, you should get help from an adult.

Step 3: Gluing the Eyeballs On

Now glue the bottle caps onto the screws so that they are centered inside the canning lid.

Step 4: Gluing the Buttons Onto the Bottle Caps

Take 2 matching buttons and glue both onto the separate bottle caps. Make sure both "pupils" are symmetrically placed inside the bottle caps.

Step 5: Cutting and Shaping the Ear

Next, draw an ear shape similar to the picture above. Draw a second one, but this time point the top the other direction. Cut both out and fold both tips over like the picture shows above.

Step 6: Gluing the Ears On

Take both folded ears and glue them to the top corners of the wood plank.

Step 7: Cutting the Beak

Color a traffic cone shape onto your soda can. Cut it out and fold the rectangular part underneath the triangle part of the soda can.

Step 8: Gluing the Beak Onto the Wood

Now, take the beak and glue it onto the wood plank so that it is centered underneath the eyes.

Step 9: Drawing the Design of the Wings

Draw a simple wing design onto your soda can. Cut it out.

Step 10: Gluing the Left Wing

Next, glue the wing onto the left side of the wood so that the inside part of the metallic can is showing.

Step 11: Drawing the Right Wings Design

Draw a second wing design onto your soda can.(It should look similar to the left wing that is glued onto the wood) Cut it out.

Step 12: Gluing the Second Wing

Now glue the second wing onto the other side of the owl so that the inside of the soda can is showing. It should now look like the picture above.

Step 13: Adding the Picture Hanger

Take a small picture hanger and nail it to the back of the owl.

Step 14: Finishing the Owl

Since you have finished creating and adding the hook to your owl, hang it outside somewhere and let others enjoy your creation! You could also give it to someone as a gift or for Mother's day!

Hope you enjoyed the project!


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