Peacock Craft

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.

Supplies!
Squishy paint!

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
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • 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.

Blue paint, teal paint, finger dots of green and gold

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!

Simple eyes
Heart nose
Looking so cute!
Cute out the peacock!
Final product
Mommy take my picture!!

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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Nature Walk and Art Activity

Anyone else taking 100 walks a week?! We are!! Millie always loves to bring her blue bucket and collect all the things! I decided to do an art project with some of the things we collect on our walks. This week our theme is BIRDS so I decided to add that to our craft too!

We take walks around the neighborhood and two or three days a week we go someplace fun like the lake or another area. On our walks we always collect leaves, flowers, rocks, sticks, and more! Millie always wants to bring them inside, but I never let her…worst mom ever…I know. This time I let her. Yay!

The art project is super easy. What you will need: card stock, brown construction paper, glue stick/glue, and the items we found on our walk! Since our theme was birds I printed off bird pictures off the internet to cut out and put in our trees.

If you have littles they will need a bit more help, but older kids can do most of this by themselves. I cut out the tree and had Millie use the glue stick to glue it on the paper. After we used regular glue to glue the leaves on the tree, as well as the bird. We added grass to the bottom with crayon. Super simple and cute. Two activities in one. If you can’t go on a nature walk you can always find things in your yard too! You could add other animals too- like squirrels!

I free hand cut the tree
Working on those fine motor skills
Picking out the best ones
Looking good!
Millie told me she wanted a purple bird so that is what she got!
Finished product

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