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Clothespin and Feather Peacock

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  • Preschool
  • Grades 1-3

Create a colorful peacock using a cupcake liner as the tails base and a clothespin for the body!

Materials


Instructions


Step 1. Gather your supplies.

 

Step 2.  

 

Paint a wood clothespin with the turquoise jewel tone paint. Set aside to dry.

 

Step 3.

 

Fold a cupcake liner in half and begin gluing green feathers on to it.

 

Step 4.

 

After it is covered in green feathers, add a few blue and purple feathers as shown. Set aside to dry.

 

Step 5.

 

Cut five 2″ pieces of black fuzzy stick.

 

Step 6.

 

Twist all of the fuzzy sticks together and separate them at the tops, as shown.

 

Step 7.

 

Put metallic blue pony beads to the top of each fuzzy stick.

 

Step 8.

 

Cut a 1″ piece of a white fuzzy stick.

 

Step 9.

 

Fold in half and pinch the tip, as shown to create a curved beak.

 

Step 10.

 

Glue two wiggly eyes and the beak to the clothespin. Clip the black fuzzy sticks in the top of the clothespin.

 

Step 11.

 

Glue the feathers to the clothespin.

 


This alphabet-inspired clothespin craft will make you as proud as a peacock!

  • Birds of a Feather: ‘P’ makes a very similar sound to other letters in the alphabet. As a class, write out what letters rhyme with ‘P’ — how are they similar or different?
  • Shake Your Tail Feathers: Birds come in all kinds of colors, shapes, and sizes — encourage self-expression by letting your students craft their peacocks however they want!  

Did you know that males are the only ones referred to as “peacocks?” Females are called “peahens,” and both males and females are part of the peafowl species! Show your students what they look like and learn more about these colorful birds while their crafts are drying. Click here for more facts and images about peacocks!