I’m starting to get really excited about fall – this week I’ve been working on new fall content and it’s been so much fun to switch gears from summer stuff! Owls are definitely my favorite bird, and one of my favorite animals, too. These owl coloring pages for kids are great for both fall and Halloween coloring activities.
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Owls seemed to have regained a lot of popularity as of late. While they were featured in home decor back in the 70s, they (ceramic, wood, macrame…and always in the lovely harvest gold and avocado green!) fell out of favor for a couple of decades. Now they’re back with a vengeance, and you can find owls on everything from wall art to fabric and so much more! I’m sure part of this is just because we remembered how incredibly awesome these diverse and beautiful birds are, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the popularity of the Harry Potter books had something to do with it, too. Who can forget Harry’s faithful companion in Hedwig or the Weasley family’s clumsy Errol?
Of course, owls aren’t new in popular culture. Consider Woodsy Owl (“Give a hoot, don’t pollute!”), Mr. Owl (“How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?”), Bubo (the robotic owl from Clash of the Titans) or any of the various owls that show up in Disney movies!
These owl coloring pages represent only a few of the approximately 200 individual species of owls. From their prominent eyes and swiveling heads to their prowess as nocturnal hunters, there’s something about these birds that has fascinated humans for centuries. We try to find meaning in their “Who?” call and have even made them a symbol for wisdom.