kids craft: peacock fans

September 8, 2011

peacock fan
Can you stand another peacock craft this week? I promise it's the last one. This is actually the craft that started it all.
peacocks
After reading Counting Birds by Alice Melvin, Juliet asked if we could make "peacock fans." Not one to turn down a craft request, I set on a quest to find some doilies to use as the fan.
heart doily
I looked everywhere (and by "everywhere" I mean the dollar store and walmart), but couldn't find any round paper doilies. I ended up pulling out my Valentines box from the garage where I knew we had some paper heart ones left over from February.)
painting doilies
We just pulled out our water colors and went to town. The process was a lot like painting coffee filters--the doily just soaks up the paint and it kind of spreads and blends nicely.
p is for peacock
After they dried, we glued on a giant popsicle stick and a paper body and head. A googly eye and feather on top finished him off. (Juliet's is pink--again, at her request.) A nice pink P makes it educational. :)
 peacock plant stake
I used mine as a plant stake.
little lady
Ever the lady, Juliet's been using her as a fan. :)

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