The theme for this months Bostik Bloggers challenge was birds and flight and to be honest it left me a little stumped for a while and everything that came into my head involved hand painting and I wasn’t feeling up for the mess that this always creates!
I then thought I could revolve the craft around one on my favourite birds…the majestic peacock and here’s how we got on.
Paper Plate Peacock Fan
What you will need:
Small paper plate
Blue foam sheet
Green crepe paper
Blue tissue paper
Yellow foam sheet
Two googley eyes
Firstly take the green crepe paper and cut around 14 small circles to cover the edge of the plate. Then take the blue tissue paper and cut a large circle to create the body and finally the blue foam and cut a smaller circle to make the head.
Once the circles are complete then the the yellow foam and cut a small triangle to make the beak and cut the top of the feather to make it a little shorter to be a good fit.
Next take the paper plate and put it onto the table with the back facing upwards and attach the wooden stick with a couple of pieces of sellotape.
Next take the green circles and cover the outer edge of the plate to form the feathers.
Once all the feathers are in place put the tissue paper circle at the bottom of the plate to make the body and then the foam circle above to create the head.
Now that the main part is complete glue the beak into the centre of the head with the eyes just above this and the feather in the centre of the head.
The last thing to do now is to cut small sections of the blue tissue paper and scrunch into little balls and attach them to the centre of the feathers with a little glue.
And there you have it, your very own peacock fan!