Today was dark and rainy, and once the power went out, I figured housework was through and I'd sit and make pom pom owls.
Wool or acrylic in whatever colours you choose
Plastic pom pom maker from the 70's/plastic snap together pom pom maker/or trusty ol' cardboard pom pom maker
Scissors, tacky glue, small amount of felt for beak, beads or buttons or felt for eyes, and paper covered floral wire for feet.
Make 2 pom poms, one for head and one for body. You can get creative here and pattern your owl depending on how you wrap the yarn. Or use variegated yarn and make an owlet!
Now for the fun part! Trim head pom pom in a roundish ball (if you're making the barn owl) Make sure you leave the long strings you used to tie the pom pom because they will be used to attach head to body later on. For the body, separate two sections of yarn on either side for the wings and one section at the bottom for the tail. Trim top, front, back, and under wings of body piece.
Thread the leftover long string from head onto a needle and carry it under the body's string (it's the one that holds the pom pom together) and tie the two pieces together. Or trim the top of the body and the bottom of the head flat, and glue the pieces together.
Take the floral wire and bend in a U shape. Measure how long you want the legs, then bend into a foot-like shape, then wrap remainder of wire up leg. Cut off excess.
Attach legs with gobs of glue, or better yet, tie them on with a long string that you can bury in the pom pom. I've since begun attaching the legs with the long tie strings before trimming the pom pom. They stand better that way. Trim some more, shape shape shape, add a beak and eyes...aww...it's an owl.
A special thanks to noodlebug for sending all of those buttons, which made perfect eyes for these wee cuties!