Felt Owls


  1. Felt sheets – Assorted colors (At least 4)
  2. Craft Glue
  3. Scissors
  4. Polyfoam Ball 100mm
  5. Googly Eyes
  6. Knife

Step 1: Using a knife, cut off the bottom section of the poly foam ball. This will help to keep the ball from rolling.

Step 2:  Cut out oval shapes with pointed ends using 2 different felt colors. They will be the feathers for the owl.        I cut approx. 14 cream for the belly & about 32 purple, but it really does depends on how big they are & how much you overlap them.

Step 3: Cut out 4 circles for the eyes. Two big, Two small. These will create the owl’s eyes.

Step 4: Cut out 2 Oval shapes from the brown for the ears. Cut out 1 small triangle for the nose. Cut out 1 big triangle for the head.

You should have everything cut out now.

 Step 5: Using the cream felt, start from the bottom & work your way around and then up, another lapping as much as you like. Stop when you think the belly is big enough. Go up 3/4 of the way.

 Step 6: Do the same with the purple.

 Step 7: Glue the Nose & the Yellow eyes in place, making sure the Nose is underneath the eyes.

Step 8: Place the Big Triangle cut out on top of the owl ‘s head. If there are any polyfoam not covered (like in my picture.) Move the feathers around to cover- hopefully, the glue hasn’t dried yet. Remove the triangle – do not glue on yet.

 Step 9:   With the 2 Brown ovals felt bits, squeeze the ends together and glue. Leave to dry, use something to hold it together.

 Step 10: Glue ears in place.

 Step 11:  Glue Triangle on. Glue Google eyes on.

And here it is HOOT HOOT!!!!


  • You can use a small triangle for the feathers, but I find it to be a bit fiddly.
  • Instead of the big triangle on the top, keep on going up with the feathers.
  • Put feet on the bottom
  • Cut the eyes out in 1 full piece, like a mask.
  • Make it into a baby’s hanging mobile. Just attach a loop and fishing wire to the top & don’t cut the bottom off, cover it. Use sticks from your garden as the framework.
  • Experiment with sizes. Have them sitting on a bookshelf, like Russian dolls