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. 

Face

 

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.

Body

 

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.

 

 

Wings

 

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 Oct 11, 2018. This page (Owl) was last updated on Oct 23, 2018.