Mother Nature really got it right when she designed the peacock color scheme. For this fancy fan, take inspiration from the designer herself, or go out on a limb and create your own color palette.
Here’s a tip: When painting your feathers, lay them out on a paper towel and create your stripes one color at a time across all of the feathers. Then move on to the next color. This way, you aren’t using 6 paint brushes!
Paint the feathers as shown or in your own design. Let dry.
Add glitter glue embellishments—tiny dots or thin stripes
are best. Let dry.
To create the peacock’s body, draw a 2-inch tall figure
eight on the back of the blue craft paper; make the top
oval about half the size of the bottom one. Cut along the
outside edge of the figure eight, leaving about 1⁄8 inch of
space around it.
For the beak, cut a tiny triangle from the yellow craft
paper and glue it, pointing down, to the small end of the
To create your fan, cut a 1-inch square from either color of
craft paper and glue the bottom points of your feathers
to it close together in a fan shape.
Finish by gluing the large side of the figure eight on top of
the junction of the feathers.
April 7, 2014|