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One beautiful way to make peacocks is by using the most beautiful nature supply – the leaves. This Leaf Peacock craft for kids is an absolute gem that will capture their hearts.
Begin by collecting some leaves from your surroundings, then download our free peacock template – and you’re all set for this creative craft project!
Now, you might be wondering how those vibrant green leaves stick together to form this magnificent peacock. Well, in this blog, I’ll walk you through the process.
In the meantime, if you have a fondness for peacocks and are searching for more fun activities, be sure to explore all our Peacock-themed activities for kids!
Things you need to make this Leaf peacock
- Approximately 15cm long green leaves – 8
- Brown leaf – 1
- Peacock template
- Blue paint
Watch the Video on How to make the Leaf peacock
Directions to make the Leaf peacock craft
To begin, download the Free Peacock Template provided at the end of this post. Print it out and colour it to your liking. Then, carefully cut it out.
Next, gather some leaves from your surroundings. They should ideally be at least 15cm long to perfectly fit our template.
If you have smaller leaves, consider using them in concentric layers for an even more beautiful effect.
Start by removing the leaf petioles with a scissors.
Now, take a small piece of paper, approximately 6cm x 5cm, and spread playdough on it.
Press the leaves onto it one by one, creating a fan shape. We’ll use playdough to secure the leaves together, and I’ll explain why at the end of the blog.
Use playdough wherever necessary to stick the leaves.
After the leaves are firmly attached, forming the peacock’s tail, spread some playdough in a narrow patch at the centre of the leafwork.
Attach the peacock body on top of it.
Paste the peacock body over it.
Next, pick up the brown leaf and cut out small squares. Attach them randomly to the peacock’s tail using a small dot of playdough.
For an added touch, use a Q-tip to create blue paint dots on the leaves.
And that’s all you need to do to make this peacock craft!
This craft is a fantastic way to utilize leaves in creating wonderful artwork.
Now, let’s address some important questions you might have while making this craft:
Can I use Glue to stick the leaves?
Glue doesn’t work well with green leaves; I’ve tried various types of glue, and it never held them together.
Playdough, on the other hand, is a wonderful alternative that’s easy and mess-free.
Conversely, when working with dry leaves, glue is a reliable choice. We’ve successfully created a squirrel craft using dry leaves and glue in the past.
How long will Crafts made with green Leaf last?
Despite its beauty, this Leaf craft will only last a couple of days.
As the leaves start to dry, they will detach from the playdough and fall off.
Explore More Peacock Activities for Kids!
Peacock enthusiasts, here are some exciting activities to make your week a fantastic peacock-themed learning adventure:
1. Create a Paper Plate Peacock Craft: Craft a cool and durable decoration for your home that will last.
2. Download Free Peacock Worksheets for Kids: Practice numbers, and letters, explore the parts of a peacock, solve mazes, and dive into math challenges.
3. Dive into Handprint Crafts: Engage in a fantastic and easy handprint craft that’s perfect for a fun evening.
4. Discover Over 40 Amazing Peacock Facts: Expand your knowledge with fascinating facts about peacocks. The Peacock Fact Card at the end of the post is educational and ideal for kids to learn important information.
More Nature Crafts for Kids
- Leaf Red Squirrel craft
- Corn Craft
- Twig Wreath
- Fall leaf Goddess Durga Craft
- Orange Peels Crab Craft
Download the Free Peacock Template
Get the Free Peacock printable Template here: