Hoot Tute (Owl bookmark tutorial)

As promised, here is the tutorial for the cute little owl bookmarks.

These are the items you’ll need. I’ll wait a minute while you go collect them.

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Got them? OK, let’s get started!

Make a tear drop shape and then press it down to flatten it a little. Don’t flatten it too much, fat owls are happy owls. πŸ™‚

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Next, use a small cutter (this one is in the shape of a snowman, but any cutter with a curve will do), and cut out a section at the top of the tear drop.

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Now take a small circle of your second color, flatten it, then press onto the front for the stomach.

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Umm, Shay, this doesn’t look like an owl. I know, I know, just keep going!

Make two small tear drop shapes out of the second color, flatten them, and press onto the sides.

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Use the same small cutter to make indents on the side pieces to make it look like wings. Don’t press too hard.

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Now take a small cutter with a point (this one is a Christmas tree), and make rows of indents on the front for the stomach feathers.

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Hmmm, this is starting to look like it might actually, possibly, maybe, eventually turn out to be an owl after all. Keep going!

Use a knife to cut a small slit in the bottom of the owl, and insert the end of the paper clip. Use your blending pen to smooth the edges together to hold the paper clip in place.

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I should’ve put that step BEFORE adding the stomach and wings, because when pressing the paper clip into the owl it’s very easy to squish all the pieces you’ve added. Anywho, continuing on. (see what I did there? anywho….anyWHO…..never mind! :D)

Make two small circles of white clay and press them onto the top of the stomach area. Then add beads for the eyes.

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Finally make a small triangle of orange and place it so that it overlaps the edge of the eyes.

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Eeeep, how adorable is that?! See, I told you it would look like an owl……well, I’ve never seen a PINK owl…..but it looks like an owl. πŸ™‚

Bake your owl and then……you’ve got the cutest bookmark ever!

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If you have any small magnets, glue one onto the back and place it on your refrigerator and it will hold notes, grocery lists, pictures, etc.

The paper clips are a fun tip, because you can use them on any small clay piece you make and turn it into a bookmark. Try it out!

Happy claying! πŸ™‚

8 thoughts on “Hoot Tute (Owl bookmark tutorial)

  1. Cute! Great colour combinations, as well. I like your idea about the fridge magnets. What kind of glue do you use to bond your clay to other things? I’ve tried so many, and haven’t found one that really works well.

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