First things first - if you are going to paint your popsicle sticks, do that first.
Squirt your craft paint on your paper plate and paint your craft sticks however you like. I left my jumbo stick the natural color but I painted my minis in a burnt orange color.
When done, set them aside to allow them to dry completely.
Next up - cutting out your paper embellishments from the cardstock.
Start off with the leaves and then the branches.
Finish off with the wings of the owl and of course, a triangle nose, ears, feet etc. Use our pictures for an example.
Finally the last step - assembling it all. Grab all your popsicle sticks, cardstock paper pieces, the wiggle eyes and school glue.
First glue the five MINI painted popsicle sticks, in a row like a square, onto the jumbo popsicle stick. This will be the body of the owl and if you can envision it at this point, the jumbo stick is the tree branch.
Follow that step up by gluing on all his paper body features so he can start to come to life.
Don't forget his eyes!
Now the last gluing step - the leaves and little stick tree branches. Glue those in the empty spaces on the jumbo popsicle stick.
Add any other embellishments you see fit.
Set it aside to let it dry completely before you display it proudly.