Howie Owl – hoot hoot!

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OwlPromoThe first kit of the new year is this deceivingly simple looking little owl to expand the bird-population in 3EyedBear’s universe.

We all know owls are one of the wisest creatures and this one certainly will be one day too. Thing is: she’s still very young and inexperienced, but she compensates that with a passion for reading thick books while you sleep. It don’t hurt to have her posted in your bedroom since owls hunt for little scary creatures by inborn instinct. She will watch over you.
Happy dreams everyone ;)

Afbeelding 4(click one of the images to download Howie)


Collect them all! and adopt my chicken-brothers and -sisters too:
Owly, Otus, Hoothoot!, Red, Tunkuruchu, Shelbey, Lowly, Orly, Sophia, Brady, Octavia, Bubblegum, Charlie
This photo shows them all >>> click!

Edit: Thank you for all the lovely blog-title suggestions in the comment-box. We’ll go with Lling’s suggestion, so we would like to thank her in particular. We’ve adopted some names too out of humble appreciation for all your thoughts.  :)

Now let’s send some pictures of one of the owls and share how you are taking care of them. We would love to see the birds migrate all over the globe and will post the best ones in our Flickr-pool.

-Darla from delicious Bakingdom created 3 Harry Potter-themed owls here for downloading.

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129 Responses to “Howie Owl – hoot hoot!”

  1. deks
    on Jan 14th, 2011
    @ 3:00 pm

    owly? ;)

  2. George McKnight
    on Jan 14th, 2011
    @ 3:27 pm

    With all those birds falling out of the air around the world lately, this gorgeous creature would be a welcome addition to the flock (or is the proper phrase a parliament of owls).


  3. Lukas
    on Jan 14th, 2011
    @ 4:03 pm


    This is probably the best thing you can do with paper, ever.

  4. andrew Loveland
    on Jan 14th, 2011
    @ 8:14 pm

    Am loving this a lot!! will you be bringing out any more of the flock??

  5. Coqui
    on Jan 14th, 2011
    @ 10:38 pm

    I don’t write and speak very well english, but i have a suggestion for the name:

    tunkuruchu or kulte’ (to mean owl in the languaje mayan)
    iikim (to mean barn owl in the languaje mayan).

  6. cela
    on Jan 14th, 2011
    @ 11:49 pm

    shelbey is a good name

  7. Matt Hawkins
    on Jan 15th, 2011
    @ 4:48 am

    Fantastic new toy! Just posted it on

  8. papermate
    on Jan 15th, 2011
    @ 8:32 am

    GREEEEEAAAAT! No more words :)

  9. Flipflipmeheidi
    on Jan 15th, 2011
    @ 2:11 pm

    Nice job!
    Love at first sight!!!

  10. Karen
    on Jan 15th, 2011
    @ 2:14 pm

    Lil lOWLy owl is just adorable and I am so grateful to have dropped in to download him.

  11. SolidDeox
    on Jan 15th, 2011
    @ 2:34 pm

    what a cute thing! What about Orly for the name? That would be cool.

  12. Josh
    on Jan 17th, 2011
    @ 3:24 am

    Love, LOVE these!

  13. Alex
    on Jan 18th, 2011
    @ 1:42 pm

    She’s adorable. Octavia is a good owl name :) x

  14. greg t.
    on Jan 18th, 2011
    @ 4:34 pm

    that’s cute, it looks like an early ’70s mod figurine. you could call it “Brady”, or with it’s yellow color, call it “lemon owl”, or mod owl, or lemon the owl.

  15. Lling
    on Jan 25th, 2011
    @ 4:53 am

    Howie Owl- hoot hoot!

  16. tirane93
    on Jan 25th, 2011
    @ 8:59 pm

    i am sooooooo in love with these owls!

  17. Lisa Brown
    on Jan 25th, 2011
    @ 10:53 pm

    so Hootie Cutie! Don’t you just love playing with paper?!

  18. Oré
    on Jan 26th, 2011
    @ 3:40 pm

    So cute! Thanks a lot to make it downloadable!

  19. tommi
    on Jan 26th, 2011
    @ 4:01 pm

    She is adorable!!! How about the name Sophia/Sophy(ie) Greek for “wise”
    Thank you :D

  20. Leslie Peterson
    on Jan 26th, 2011
    @ 4:33 pm

    Via my good friend Paulina: “Print yourself an owl army!” These are great!

  21. Victoria
    on Jan 26th, 2011
    @ 8:02 pm

    OMG!! Thankyou so much!!
    Just printed it out and will put it togethere later today…
    love it!

  22. Tea
    on Jan 27th, 2011
    @ 4:06 am

    Owl love you forever

  23. carmen mendoza
    on Jan 27th, 2011
    @ 4:13 am

    Guardian :)

  24. Ameliemarie
    on Jan 27th, 2011
    @ 5:59 pm


    i wish i had a printer!

  25. Betsy
    on Jan 27th, 2011
    @ 7:13 pm

    Anyone else having trouble with the Orly color? When I save/open it, the file goes to greyscale. I have never had this happen, and have tried it more than once!

  26. admin
    on Jan 27th, 2011
    @ 7:19 pm

    @Betsy, hehehe Orly IS the greyscale-sister of the bunch. The logo is in colour though, but she can be used as colouring-page or something like that.

  27. superstitches
    on Jan 28th, 2011
    @ 6:35 am

    Whose so cute! Just found your website. The paper toys are adorable.

  28. Barbara
    on Jan 28th, 2011
    @ 10:10 pm

    Oh my god, this is amazing!!
    I’ve just found this site, and I’m totally in love.
    Thank you for this nice stuff!


  29. Kerridwen Niner
    on Jan 28th, 2011
    @ 11:06 pm

    Twit twoo, how to choose my favourite :)

  30. Karen
    on Jan 29th, 2011
    @ 4:45 am

    Great, thanks so much, very cute owl.

  31. mar
    on Jan 29th, 2011
    @ 1:14 pm

    LOVE it!


  32. Sheryl
    on Jan 29th, 2011
    @ 7:18 pm

    How about Who Do from this song by the O’Jays ? I figure that, by the time she finishes all that midnight reading, no one will be able to fool her about anything.

  33. Sabrina
    on Jan 30th, 2011
    @ 7:13 pm

    OWL yellar. First thing to pop to mind. Very cute, indeed!

  34. Tania
    on Feb 4th, 2011
    @ 2:22 am

    Is anyone else getting ‘Article Not Found. 404 Error’ for the other various owls besides Howie?

  35. Yvonne
    on Feb 4th, 2011
    @ 6:43 am

    hi, where can i find the other different colors from your website? i tried to click on the others (i.e. otus, hoothoot) and it’s giving me a “page not found”
    they’re so lovely!!

  36. admin
    on Feb 4th, 2011
    @ 10:51 am

    Hi Tania and Yvonne, we had a little technical glitch, but it should be fixed now :) We are sorry.

  37. Yvonne
    on Feb 4th, 2011
    @ 7:54 pm

    Hi yes, it’s working now… thank you so muchhhhhh!!! i really love them :)

  38. dianalyn
    on Feb 12th, 2011
    @ 4:53 am

    thanks for sharing these. just so cool.

  39. Catie
    on Feb 22nd, 2011
    @ 8:38 pm

    I LOVE this!!!! Thank you!

  40. kim
    on Feb 22nd, 2011
    @ 9:49 pm

    adorable, thank you!

  41. Dusti
    on Apr 20th, 2011
    @ 6:32 pm

    Love this! I had so much fun making one!

  42. liz
    on Apr 23rd, 2011
    @ 5:50 pm

    i made this, and love it.

  43. Annika
    on May 9th, 2011
    @ 8:19 pm

    I love this soooo much! But every time I try to print it, it doesn’t work :( Tear! My browser always says “Aw, snap! Something went wrong” Any way I can still get this adorable pattern?!

  44. 3eyedbear
    on May 9th, 2011
    @ 9:07 pm

    It all works fine here. Anyone any idea what is happening to poor Annika?

  45. judi
    on Jul 29th, 2011
    @ 12:57 am

    these are wonderful! I can’t wait to print and trim and try my abilities at assembly.
    thank you for sharing your talents with us!

  46. willemijn
    on Aug 7th, 2011
    @ 12:47 pm


  47. Yknwbtm
    on Aug 10th, 2011
    @ 4:04 pm

    Heey this is great isn’t it?
    They are just soooooo cute!
    I love them! <3

  48. Jessica
    on Aug 16th, 2011
    @ 3:58 pm

    Hi! I saw a picture on Tumblr of one of your owls, and I’d like to make one with the same colours but I don’t see it on here. It’s dark blue and gold (or bronze, I don’t know). Anyone know where I can download it?? Thanks.

  49. Make handmade
    on Oct 18th, 2011
    @ 10:24 pm

    So cute! thanks for sharing

  50. jess
    on Oct 25th, 2011
    @ 5:39 pm

    super super cute!
    I just LOVE owls!!!
    thanks for sharing!

  51. Carolyn
    on Oct 25th, 2011
    @ 6:40 pm

    I think I am in love with you. lol
    Great site!! Thank you for the Owls – I am so printing them all and hanging them around my office!!

  52. Michaela
    on Nov 7th, 2011
    @ 11:16 pm

    I’m stuggling to download the net for this owl. I waaaant one!

  53. Buhita
    on Nov 11th, 2011
    @ 7:29 pm

    Thanks for sharing all this owls with us..! I collect owls and I will print one to add to my collection.

  54. Jill @Thing With Wings
    on Dec 6th, 2011
    @ 1:17 am

    these are great! I’ve just discovered your website for the first time and love it all! As a mixed media artist who uses a TON of paper in her work and who has a special love of owls, I’m really intrigued with trying these out! I’m going to share you with our facebook fans- who will definitely appreciate!

  55. Paula
    on Dec 12th, 2011
    @ 5:33 am

    Hermosos, gracias por compartir

  56. Sabine alias Streuterklamotte
    on Dec 19th, 2011
    @ 7:45 am

    Really great! Sooo cute!
    Thank you so much!


  57. Ruth
    on Dec 31st, 2011
    @ 7:55 pm

    Howie moved in tonight, just in time to celebrate new years eve with us! ;-)

    Thank you! :)

  58. marji
    on Jan 2nd, 2012
    @ 7:38 am

    thank you so much for these, I can’t wait to make a flock of my own!

  59. Moriya
    on Jan 3rd, 2012
    @ 5:27 am

    I am trying to print these but they are not printing. They are printing as 1/4 of the page,
    I tried to decrease the size by 25% but it only prints 1/4 of the picture…Any ideas?

  60. admin
    on Jan 3rd, 2012
    @ 9:59 am

    Hi Moriya,

    You can try downloading the template again, it might be corrupt. Another thing I can imagine is to check all the boxes in the print-menu. I hope it helps.

  61. SueF
    on Jan 6th, 2012
    @ 6:49 pm

    Thankyou so much -just printing a copy out now!

  62. noir
    on Jan 11th, 2012
    @ 5:29 pm

    i love these owls but i’m stuck,could you please tell me where i can download the other designs as well?
    i mean the other color combinations,i must be missing something ,or maybe you removed them…
    or maybe i’m just stupid

  63. admin
    on Jan 11th, 2012
    @ 8:17 pm

    Hi Noir, you can click the names of all the other owl family-members and it will download the files to your computer.

  64. SC
    on Jan 16th, 2012
    @ 12:21 am

    These are wonderful!! Thank you! What is the name of the teal, beige or tan and orange owl we see on flickr? Those colors are amazing :) Thx

  65. admin
    on Jan 16th, 2012
    @ 9:49 am

    Hi SC,

    Teal: Sophia, Beige: Tunkuruchu, Tan/Orange: Brady

  66. SC
    on Jan 16th, 2012
    @ 2:07 pm

    Thank you for such a quick replys :) I was actually talking about the one owl with all three colors. He’s the one on the bottom right in the picture here: Or the top here:

    Thanks again :)

  67. admin
    on Jan 16th, 2012
    @ 2:28 pm

    It’s Tunkuruchu the Mayan owl, I’m sure :)

  68. Deb Huffaker
    on Jan 18th, 2012
    @ 6:11 pm

    I linked to your freebie on my blog…I adore little owlies!!! Thanks so much!!!

  69. Mary
    on Feb 17th, 2012
    @ 4:32 am

    I am having the same problem as Moriya. Only prints 1/4 of the pdf (but uses a full sheet of paper). I can’t find any settings that aren’t correct. :(

  70. admin
    on Feb 17th, 2012
    @ 9:58 am

    I hope Moriya can share with us what the problem seemed to be.

  71. Dirkie
    on Feb 23rd, 2012
    @ 11:00 am

    oh thank you printed 3 owls!!!!

  72. Desperate Poulette
    on Feb 29th, 2012
    @ 12:13 pm

    So pretty ! Thank you for your nice ideas !
    Would you accept that I talk about your website on my blog ?


  73. admin
    on Feb 29th, 2012
    @ 12:33 pm

    Sure Poulette, that’s what sharing is all about :)

    on Mar 1st, 2012
    @ 12:35 pm

    Son hermosos! Gracias por compartirlos. Saludos desde el sur del mundo (Argentina)!

  75. maya
    on Mar 3rd, 2012
    @ 7:48 am

    ils sont superbes , merci beaucoup
    j’ai juste un soucis , je ne peut pas le téléchargé !!
    dommage !!

  76. *
    on Mar 9th, 2012
    @ 3:24 am

    howdy what is your own myspace . com page.

  77. admin
    on Mar 9th, 2012
    @ 9:10 am

    Hi, well, it’s, but we don’t use it often lately.

  78. maya
    on Apr 12th, 2012
    @ 1:34 pm

    The owl was in the magazine “Living at Home”.
    I like it.

  79. admin
    on Apr 12th, 2012
    @ 1:42 pm

    Thank you Maya, could you mail a scan please? :)

  80. Lorelei
    on Apr 16th, 2012
    @ 7:03 am

    How can I change the colours?:o3
    Help pleasee.xD

  81. admin
    on Apr 16th, 2012
    @ 8:22 am

    Hi Lorelei, we hope you can’t :)

  82. beborah
    on Apr 30th, 2012
    @ 6:56 pm

    These are adorable! Can you come up with a graduation hat for them?

  83. admin
    on May 1st, 2012
    @ 8:40 am

    We try to inspire you to invent one yourself Beborah :) Anyone any idea’s?

  84. Amy
    on May 13th, 2012
    @ 1:13 am

    Can someone tell me how to get the other owls? I was able to download the yellow owl (Howie). Thanks!

  85. beborah
    on May 15th, 2012
    @ 4:18 pm

    Acutally, I found a paper graduation cap that worked. I played with it a bit and found using a 4 1/4″ square was about the right scale for the owl. Not sure if I can post this or not, but here is the website link for the directions.

  86. Louise
    on Aug 14th, 2012
    @ 8:51 am

    really love your owls, but I can’t seem to find the light purple one (bottom row, right side on the photos with them all), when I browse through the names?

  87. admin
    on Aug 14th, 2012
    @ 9:07 am

    Hi Louise,

    It should be Orly: the purple actually is grey :)

  88. Khris
    on Aug 19th, 2012
    @ 10:31 am

    Thanks for the great share…I have linked to you on Freebies For Crafters and hope you dont mind me sharing your pic of Howie.
    Kind Regards, Khristina

  89. Deb
    on Sep 30th, 2012
    @ 4:35 pm

    Love these owls! So so cute! I can’t seem to find the owl on the bottom in the very middle. It looks looks like it is pink and black… is that one missing? Or if not what is it’s name? Thanks!

  90. admin
    on Oct 1st, 2012
    @ 6:22 am

    It’s Lowly Deb (red/black) :)

  91. Adina
    on Oct 9th, 2012
    @ 4:51 pm

    I just love these! They will grace my little girl’s night owl sleepover birthday! Thank you!!!!

  92. shona mak
    on Oct 29th, 2012
    @ 5:14 am

    Arggggh my com keeps on printing portions of the owl but not the full one… could you do me a HUGE favour and reupload it?

  93. Celita
    on Dec 3rd, 2012
    @ 10:01 pm

    OH, this is SPECTACULAR! Thank you so much for the printables. Cannot even tell you how thrilled I am. My daughter’s 7th owl birthday will be such a colorful event with the addition of some of your owl friends. Yay!

  94. admin
    on Dec 6th, 2012
    @ 10:30 am

    Hi Shona, I regularly check the PDFs. It’s the best I can do from this side of the computer…

  95. admin
    on Dec 6th, 2012
    @ 10:49 am

    Your warm enthusiasm carries all over to cold and windy Amsterdam Celita. Please do send me pictures of owls and birthdays. They would look glowy on the Flickr-photostream around this time of year :)

  96. Donna Traverse
    on Jan 15th, 2013
    @ 2:39 am

    Love the yellow owl. Wish I could find the other colours. Owls are so wise. Can’t wait to fold and glue. Thanks so much.

  97. Kylnna
    on Feb 8th, 2013
    @ 3:40 am

    Omg!!! I think these are awesome i made one and got an idea. I took a little electric fake candle and put it underneath and am going to put it in my locker. Or use it for a special family occasion with the candle.

  98. Sylvia
    on Mar 10th, 2013
    @ 12:50 pm

    Thank you so much for the patterns etc: looking forward to a new owl and kitty family SOON!

  99. Lev
    on Apr 11th, 2013
    @ 12:07 pm

    thanks a bunch!

  100. Christyviera
    on Apr 22nd, 2013
    @ 11:34 am

    hi, I adore all of the owls,
    How can I download the rest of them?

  101. Stacey
    on Jun 19th, 2013
    @ 3:15 am

    I love these owls they are adorable! Unfortunately I can only get a portion of an owl on the page to print. If there is any way to fix this I would love to know.

  102. admin
    on Jun 19th, 2013
    @ 11:43 am

    Hi Stacey,
    You can try downloading the template again, it might be corrupt. Another thing I can imagine is to check all the boxes in the print-menu. I hope it helps.

  103. Priscilla Rafdahl
    on Jun 23rd, 2013
    @ 3:05 am

    I can’t find Snowy. I am a wedding planner that is doing a Harry Potter themed wedding, and I would like to use the owls as part of the “Owlry” Do you have a white and black owl?

  104. admin
    on Jun 24th, 2013
    @ 9:54 am

    Thank you for your interest in creating paper owls from 3eyedbear Priscilla. I DO have a black and white version of the owls, but am hesitant to share them.

    First of all, having them created by a wedding-planner for a wedding-ceremony does seem as ‘commercial use’ for which I did not intend the free downloadable owls to be. I mean, I’m guessing that you do not plan this wedding for free.
    Also, the special black and white versions I created where done exclusively for a design-shop in Holland and I’m not sure if it would be fair to just hand the same designs out. For free.

    BUT if you still plan for free use of the owls for a Harry Potter-themed ceremony I can think of two ways here:
    -Darla from Bakingdom (link is in the post) has created HP-versions of the owl, maybe they could work for you if you would ask her.
    -You could print out one of the featured owls in GREY-TONES (a setting on any printer) and end up with black and white owls. You probably have to try all the different owls to find the one that works best.

    I hope this will work out for you, otherwise please let me know.

  105. Crystal
    on Jul 11th, 2013
    @ 6:34 pm

    I do not know what i am doing wrong but I cannot get these to print correctly.

  106. admin
    on Jul 11th, 2013
    @ 7:43 pm

    A few comments up, there’s some points you might want to check Crystal :)

  107. alice
    on Aug 20th, 2013
    @ 2:56 pm

    i can only find this template in the blue/yellow colour. also it is not clear which lines are the valley fold and which are the hill fold. please could you help/explain these to me?

  108. Sarah Gibrán
    on Sep 16th, 2013
    @ 2:32 pm

    Your blog inspiring me , thanks

  109. Harriett
    on Nov 21st, 2013
    @ 5:35 am

    Thank you for sharing this cute owly paper ^^..sooo love it..don’t stop sharing :) Thanks a bunch!

  110. Carolyn
    on Jan 7th, 2014
    @ 6:46 am

    Many thanks for giving us these lovely designs. I know some kids who are going to love these. This ‘big kid’ will too !!!

  111. teri
    on Jan 14th, 2014
    @ 4:10 pm

    So the way I understand this. You print out the owls then Color them whatever Color u need to. Is that right? But I cant find where u print them out. Please help. I LOVE these.

  112. admin
    on Jan 23rd, 2014
    @ 5:17 pm

    Hi Teri, we coloured them all for your convenience. Just go with the mouse over the text to find the hidden links ;)

  113. Zosia
    on Feb 2nd, 2014
    @ 9:57 am

    What fantastic templates you have very kindly let us have. I will have so much fun making these – the owls and the truck and car are fabulous.

    Thank you so very much. Unfortunately I do not own a digital camera so will not be able to show my creations.

  114. Jennifer Gardner
    on Feb 6th, 2014
    @ 2:26 pm

    I Love these! I just started to sell Origami Owl Jewelry and I will be putting these on display at my at home and hostess jewelry bars.

  115. Fiona teng
    on Feb 19th, 2014
    @ 6:50 am

    All these Owl are so adorable… thanks so much for sharing….

  116. Aurélie
    on May 8th, 2014
    @ 1:35 pm

    It’s really cute :o ) Love them all !!! Thanks for sharing.

  117. Alison
    on Jul 4th, 2014
    @ 3:22 pm

    Beautiful – thank you for sharing!

  118. Elvira
    on Jul 24th, 2014
    @ 8:54 pm

    Zoals altijd weer een geweldig ontwerp.
    Dat wordt weer lekker “freubelen” met de kids ;-)
    Een “dikke Berenknuf” en bedankt van ons allemaal!

  119. Jeanine
    on Nov 7th, 2014
    @ 4:45 am

    Tooo amazing! My daughters not interested in studying the owl, but I think I just found some serious inspiration!!!! Thank You!

  120. jeanine
    on Nov 29th, 2014
    @ 12:40 am

    They are a hoot….
    Keep up the great work

  121. Heidi A.
    on Dec 28th, 2014
    @ 4:42 pm

    Hallo und vielen lieben Dank für diese tolle Datei. Ich finde die Eule super und freue mich sehr darüber –
    herzliche Grüße aus Nordhessen (Germany) -
    Heidi A.

  122. Christine
    on Apr 25th, 2015
    @ 4:18 pm

    WONDERFUL! I also love the mice with the cheese – - amazing! These are very clever! Thank you!!!

  123. navazeni
    on Jul 2nd, 2015
    @ 3:48 pm

    Beautiful – thank you for sharing! I Love these!
    What fantastic templates you have very kindly let us have. I will have so much fun making these .

  124. Yolande
    on Jul 20th, 2015
    @ 10:07 am

    J’aime beaucoup vos Chouettes. Mais je ne peux pas imprimer d’autres couleurs que le vert.
    Merci. Yolande

  125. Yolande
    on Jul 20th, 2015
    @ 10:12 am

    Re bonjour.
    Jai résolu le problème
    Bonne journée.

  126. Claire
    on Sep 24th, 2015
    @ 4:17 am

    I was looking for the black and white owl, snowy that I saw on a blog with a link to this website but I haven’t found it in any of the ones listed on here. Is that one still available?

  127. Claire
    on Sep 24th, 2015
    @ 4:18 am

    ^^^I want snowy to deliver the Hogwarts acceptance letter I made for a gift!!

  128. admin
    on Sep 24th, 2015
    @ 8:42 am

    Hello Claire, I am not sure what blog you are referring to, but the owls here are the only ones available. Maybe the black and white version has just been a black and white print?

  129. sandeeNC
    on Jan 13th, 2016
    @ 2:36 pm

    Hi there, I just love your site! I am a designer for Helmar Worldwide and used one of the owls for a project ( of course, giving you proper credit! ) I would love it if you popped over and left a comment too.

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