Once in a while when visiting a zoo or farm we come across gorgeous peacocks that my kids always fawn over – especially when their tail feathers are proudly displayed! A few times we’ve even been lucky enough to spot them in the wild! So this week we decided to read through a few children’s books with peacocks in them and make this creative peacock animal paper plate craft! We chose to read the books A Peacock Among Pigeons, and also Three Hens and a Peacock.
It’s really simple to make and can be adjusted depending on the age of the children creating it! Simply grab a white paper plate, cut it in half and paint or color it all blue. Then embellish the plate (aka peacock feathers) as desired! You can use paint like I did above, glitter, buttons, tissue paper, string and yarn, or even these real peacock feathers!
Once my paper plate (aka peacock feathers) had completely dried I cut out a blue peacock “body” and used a thin amount of hot glue to attach it onto the paper plate as shown above. Don’t forget the googly eyes! If you’ve cut your paper plate straight you’ll be able to prop your beautiful peacock up on the table or bookshelf! Just click below to order the 2 books we based our craft off of!