Make a peacock easy craft for toddlers

We’re loving working with Bostik this year to create various craft items based on a theme each month. We’ve already made a Valentine’s card with matching envelope and an Easter table decoration. The theme this month is birds and flying objects. I decided to make an easy peacock. I wanted to find something that was nice and simple for the girls to get involved with, but something that they would be proud of.

This simple peacock craft is perfect to make with toddlers. Better still, you only need a few materials. Children will love being able to make a paper bird without getting their hands sticky. Older children will be able to complete the whole craft but toddlers will need some help with the cutting.

Peacock craft – the inspiration

One of the items that Bostik sent for us this month was a packet of foam pads. These are great for toddlers because they’re easy to use. The girls got involved without getting sticky fingers. I’ll take that as a win.

The other thing foam pads are great for is adding an extra dimension to pictures. I considered making this as a card, but the craft sticks were perfect for popping on so that the girls could play with them. They’re currently devising a puppet show, so we’ll look forward to watching that.

You’ll need:

Coloured craft card (assorted colours)

Bostik foam pads

Craft sticks

Scissors

Felt-tip pen

Method:

Cut out two incomplete circles from your coloured craft card. One large and one slightly smaller.

Cut out a small, complete circle from your craft card.

Cut a very small triangle of orange card.

Assemble the pieces you have cut as shown below and fix with the foam pads.

This simple peacock craft is perfect to make with toddlers. Better still, you only need a few materials. Children will love being able to make a paper bird without getting their hands sticky. Older children will be able to complete the whole craft but toddlers will need some help with the cutting.

Cut an assortment of pieces of coloured card into fingers and round off the ends.

This simple peacock craft is perfect to make with toddlers. Better still, you only need a few materials. Children will love being able to make a paper bird without getting their hands sticky. Older children will be able to complete the whole craft but toddlers will need some help with the cutting.

Stick the strips of card onto the peacock’s tail using the foam pads, sliding the ends under the body area to hide them.

This simple peacock craft is perfect to make with toddlers. Better still, you only need a few materials. Children will love being able to make a paper bird without getting their hands sticky. Older children will be able to complete the whole craft but toddlers will need some help with the cutting.

Take two craft sticks and fix them onto the back of the peacock using foam pads. These are the peacock’s legs and should be visible from the front of the bird.

This simple peacock craft is perfect to make with toddlers. Better still, you only need a few materials. Children will love being able to make a paper bird without getting their hands sticky. Older children will be able to complete the whole craft but toddlers will need some help with the cutting.

Draw on some eyes with a black felt-tip pen.

This simple peacock craft is perfect to make with toddlers. Better still, you only need a few materials. Children will love being able to make a paper bird without getting their hands sticky. Older children will be able to complete the whole craft but toddlers will need some help with the cutting.

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Please note, we were provided with the resources to make this craft free of charge by Bostik in order to allow me to produce this post. This post contains affiliate links.

2 Comments

  1. April 9, 2017 / 10:42 pm

    This looks like lots of fun! Might give this a go with the boys. I’m sure they’d do a better job than I.
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