To give your cute hooters unique identities, use one template enlarged to different sizes, a variety of card colours for their bodies, then change the layering on their eyes.
Gather your supplies
- Card in dark and mid brown, grey, light green, mint green
- Patterned card in muted colours
- Double-sided tape
You’ll also need
Pencil; craft knife and cutting mat (optional); Brother ScanNCut CM900 machine and Mid Tack Mat (optional); compass; hot-glue gun and glue sticks; branches
STEP 1 Enlarge Family of owls and Leaf templates (get the template here) on a photocopier. Referring to ScanNCut instructions (left), select owl design and size to either 5cm, 6cm and 7cm across widest part of owl’s belly to make small, medium or large owls in colours pictured. Cut design. Use the same method to cut 12 leaves, 10cm long. Alternatively, use templates to hand-cut shapes.
STEP 2 To make eyes, use compass and pencil to draw then cut card circles. Or, adjust size of pre-programmed circles in ScanNCut machine. You’ll need the following circles: 3cm dia, 2.5cm and 1.5cm for large owl; 2.5cm, 2cm and 1cm for medium; 2cm, 1.5cm and 0.8cm for small owl.
STEP 3 Fold owl cut-outs into shape, scoring as indicated on template, and securing flaps with double-sided tape. Attach eyes to owl.
STEP 4 Score and crease down centre of each leaf.
STEP 5 Hot glue leaves and owls to branches.
You can hand-cut the templates for these projects or you can make it easy on yourself by using this fabulous ScanNCut machine.
Before you start, set blade to 4 and pressure to 3. Smooth a sheet of card onto the ScanNCut’s Mid Tack Mat and test cut. Adjust pressure, if needed.
STEP 1 Photocopy to enlarge chosen template. Cut out then scan into the ScanNCut and save.
STEP 2 Smooth paper or card onto the mat.
STEP 3 Select your design and press cut.
STEP 4 Use spatula to lift away the background.
STEP 5 Use spatula to lift off the cut shape.
STEP 6 Crease shape to create dimension, if needed.