As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a member of the sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma. This brings with it an instant love of owls, keys, and fleur-de-lis. Our chapter also happens to be pretty crafty. We like to have craft nights where some of the girls get together and do craft projects.
Our most recent craft project was making miniature owls out of baking clay. We were inspired by a picture of clay owls based on the owls of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. I’m not sure who created the owls in the picture which originally inspired us, so I’m hesitant to post the picture without giving credit. I can however direct you to similar clay owls I’ve found on Etsy (two shops).
Here are some owls by GryphOriginals of Etsy.
Then there are clay owls by Calicoowls of Etsy.
We figured these looked like they would be pretty easy to make. They were so adorable we couldn’t resist. So I bought some plain white Sculpey baking clay. We shaped the clay into little balls and added some details with our fingernails and the back tips of paintbrushes. Then we baked them and painted them with acrylic paint. The end result is pretty adorable. I’ll share some pictures, but I didn’t get pictures of everyone’s work, and not everyone painted their owlies.