Are birds munching up your garden? Are they flying into your glass windows by mistake? Bright light reflects off this owl’s CD-eyes to help scare away approaching birds.
What You Need
- 2 CDs
- Sheet of light brown craft foam and scraps of dark brown and black craft foam
- Craft glue
- 2 extra-large googly eyes
- Hole punch
- 1 foot piece of thin ribbon or string
What You Do
- Make the owl’s eyes
Lay the CDs in the center of the light-brown craft foam. Glue in place. Glue a wiggle eye in the center of each CD. Let dry for several hours.
- Make the head
Draw an oval with “ears” around the outside of the CDs and cut it out.
- Make the forehead
Cut out a large triangle from dark-brown craft foam. Glue it on top of the CDs.
- Make the beak
Cut out a beak shape from black craft foam. Then glue it on top of the dark-brown triangle. Let forehead and beak dry for several hours.
- Add ribbon so you can hang it up
Punch a small hole at the top of the head. Thread a piece of ribbon through it and tie the ends in a knot. Now your owl is ready to hang up.
- Use your owl to protect birds from windows
Dangle this watchful owl from a window latch, and backyard birds might think twice before flying into the glass. Or if birds are destroying your vegetable garden, hang your owl from a nearby post.
Activity created by Robin Walker.