The theme this week was BIRDS- which is funny because I actually hate birds- like they freak me out and seem mean- but I did the theme anyway! We had a fun week learning about birds, looking at birds on our walks, out of windows, and playing pretend with birds!
This craft is simple and fun. Handprint art is always a big go to for us. The sensory aspect is fun for kids too. It is a good opportunity to discuss the feeling of the paint- cold, wet, squishy, smooth, etc.
What you will need::
- Card stock or plain white paper
- Blue, teal, green, gold (other other colors of your choice)
- Blue paper (ours was glitter paper)
- Yellow paper
- Black Sharpie or marker
I always lay down a table cloth from the Dollar Store and a paper plate for the paint. It make the mess easier to clean up.
Place one hand in the blue paint and place on the paper then replace the hand next to the handprint. Next use the teal colored paint to do the same thing but with the other hand. After use your fingers to dot the green and the gold around.
Take the blue paper and cut out the peacock body to the size of your handprints. I did this free hand/cutting, it is not perfect. Then use sharpie to make the eyes. I used yellow paper and cut a small heart shape for the beak. Glue that on to the peacock body. I suggest waiting a hot minute for the paint to dry before you glue the body on to the ‘feathers’. After it has dried a bit glue the body to it! Once fully dry cut out the peacock- you could leave it as is, but I think it looks cuter cut out. That is it! You have your beautiful bird!
You could use more colors, different colors, add glitter or feathers, there is a lot you could do to make it your own.
If you make it tag me on instagram at @millieandmommie or @play.color.create I would LOVE to see your projects!
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9 thoughts on “Peacock Craft”
Such a cute craft! I loved it thank you!
So cute!!! Wish I had a kid to do this with
This is so cute and easy! I can’t wait to try these!
I work at a day care, this is so cute, I need to try it!
This is so cute! My moms a teacher so I’ll definitely send her this so she can do it with her kids!
Wow. This is cuteness in all its glory
What an adorable peacock craft for kids. Pinning now.
This is such a cute idea!