In this example, some cardboard is attached to a paper cup to create the face of an owl, while two more cups make the moving eyes and winged body. 



Cut out a faceplate in the shape of an owl's head


Cut out two matching holes in a cup

Servo Motor


Add a servo motor to the base of the cup.


Place the trimmed inner cup inside.


Add googly eyes.

Googly eyes work well for this owl, creating a perpetually surprised look.



Cut a base out of another paper cup.


After the bottom has been removed, cutting a zig-zag pattern along the edge of the cup lends a feathery pattern to the animal.





Create two wings from scrap cardboard. Add feathery details with a silver sharpie.


Glue the wings to the sides of the cup.

This guide was first published on Oct 11, 2018. It was last updated on Sep 14, 2018.

This page (Owl) was last updated on Oct 19, 2018.

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