Animals Crafts for Kids

Paper Plate Peacock Craft

I am obsessed with how this paper plate peacock craft turned out. It is so elegant, colorfully cool and sparkly – just like real peacocks are. If you’re doing a bird unit, a zoo animal week or just want to make a fun and easy paper plate craft – this Paper Plate Peacock is for you. This peacock paper plate craft is fun for kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students. Whether you are looking for a zoo animal craft or letter p is for peacock, you will love this peacock craft.

easy paper plate craft - this Paper Plate Peacock is for you. This peacock paper plate craft is fun for kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students. Whether you are looking for a zoo animal craft or letter p is for peacock, you will love this peacock craft.

Paper Plate Peacock

Peacocks are such beautiful creatures. They are my favorite animal to see at the zoo because in most zoos that I have been to, the peacocks are just wandering around wherever they want to go. It always fascinated me as a child. We love making paper plate crafts for kids and since we’ve been to the zoo a lot recently we were wanting to make paper plate animals! This paper plate peacock is such a pretty, fun peacock craft for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love this bird craft ideas.

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Peacock paper plate craft

For this paper plate bird all you need are a few simple materials you probably already having laying around your house!

Supplies:

  • Paper Plate
  • Blue Construction Paper
  • Blue & Yellow Foam
  • Blue Pipe Cleaners
  • Blue, Green and Purple Feathers
  • Glue
  • Glitter Glue
  • Confetti or Glitter

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Peacock Craft

We started our bird craft for kids by cutting the piece of construction paper to slightly bigger than the paper plate. Glue the feathers onto the rim of the paper plate and then glue the construction paper over the feathers, onto the paper plate. The paper plate will keep the strength of the craft, because there are alot of pieces and it could easily get wobbly without the paper plate.

Peacock paper plate craft

Paper plate animals

Cut the body of the peacock out of foam. We chose blue because it was a different shade of blue. If you don’t have a different shade or if you only have construction paper, you can use purple or green. Next, cut pieces of pipe cleaner into about 2 inch strips. Glue the strips of the pipe cleaner to the back of the head of the body piece. These represent the little feathers that are on top of a peacock’s head. Glue this body piece onto the construction paper. 

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Paper plate craft

Next it’s time to decorate. We used glitter glue to make swirly marks on the construction paper, but then we decided we wanted even more sparkle. Here is where we added the confetti. This is actually sold in the winter time as fake sparkly snow, but we had so much left and it looks so cool! Any glitter will work, though.

Peacock Craft

Zoo Animal Crafts

Next we used the glitter glue pen to make marks on the body and to create the eyes.

Finally, we cut out a small triangle from yellow foam and glued it on as the beak. We let the glitter glue dry and we were done. Isn’t it so pretty? I am obsessed with the colors and sparkles! It’s definitely in the top 10 of the crafts my daughter and I have made together! 

Looking for another peacock craft for preschoolers – check out this handprint peacock craft

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Animal Printables

Look for more animal themed activites? You will love these free printable ideas:

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Animal Theme

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Animals for Kids

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Kindergarten Crafts

Looking for more fun craft projects? Whether you want to make popsicle stick, paper plate, or handprint art projects – we’ve got so many fun ideas. We even have monthly crafts for kindergarten ready for you to quickly pick a project. Sneak in some fun math with our kindergarten math crafts. And of course, don’t miss our hugely popular printable alphabet crafts!

About the author

Deanna

Deanna Hershberger is a work at home mom, coffee obsessed, a diy addict and a Netflix binger. She spends her days playing and making with her daughter and enjoys quiet nights at home with her husband. She shares all of this on her blog Play Dough & Popsicles.

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