Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Playgroup Craft: Paper Plate Peacock

Peacocks are my most favorite bird, and when I found this craft idea I was very excited! This is a great playgroup activity along with reading the book, "Three Hens and a Peacock" by Lester L. Laminack. 

Instructions to make the  Paper Plate Peacock:

Step 1: Paint top of the paper plate with green watercolor paint. I recommended to use liquid watercolors from Oriental Trading. They work really well with this craft and they last for years and years longer then standard dry watercolors. After, paint random blue strips with the water color. It blends very well and will look something like this. Then let the plate completely dry.

Step 2: While waiting for the plate to completely dry make the body/head of the peacock. The outline is mimicked after a bowling pin. Then cut out! 

Step 3: Next, add the details to the peacock body! A beak, 2 wiggly eyes, 4 cocktail toothpicks, variety of sized sequins for the spots. First apply one large gold sequin then glue smaller sequins directly on top. The sequins are a great option for the spots because they are shiny and pretty just like peacock spots!

TA DA! A beautiful peacock! 


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