Home-made Owl Biscuit Bags Present

These yummy Owl Biscuit Bags were made as a Thank you and Goodbye Present for the Staff at Playgroup but am sure could be adapted for many an occasion.

This also coincided with our Letter Learning Journey – and covered N, O & P (numbers, owl and present).


For the biscuits we used the same recipe as for the face biscuits but substituted some of the flour for hot chocolate powder.

We talked a lot about numberscounting, more than, greater than, less than – especially when weighing and measuring.


We did try to roll the mixture but it was rather sticky so flattened it down with our (freshly washed) hands.

We decided to use no.1 cutters from Jamie Oliver (this is not a sponsored post) to represent that they were no.1 teachers – the best. We also discussed this as really he wanted to give them no.2s!

I saw similar ideas here and here on Pinterest that inspired me for the bags.

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We took a small food bag and sellotaped some white paper onto it (which also covers the writing on the bags) either side. On one side we wrote a message to the receiver.


I cut out the shape of an owl head from some brown paper (like that you may use to send off your parcels).

Out of some off white paper I then cut out 2 large eyes and he glued them on.


Then slightly smaller circles in white paper.


We had some black painted small circles from when we made bugs


Then just a triangle for a beak out of orange paper.


We wrote the message:

Ow’ll miss you. It’s been a Hoot!!”


Then out of more brown paper we added some wings.

He then counted out 5 number 1 biscuits into each bag and sealed them.