My youngest is starting kindergarten soon (when did this happen?). To help prepare him, I was looking through my old pictures to when his brother was starting kindergarten, and ran across these pictures of peacock fingerpainting. Look at how little they are, I believe they are five and two here, and having so much fun. This was a simple craft, with a little more supervision needed by the toddler (he was much more prone to fingerpaint himself. Part of the painting process, I believe). The end result is beautiful, and so pretty! I hope you enjoy our P is for Peacock picture craft.
What You’ll Need:
- large sheets of paper (I used a roll of green paper that covered our whole table, then cut out the pictures to size. This was much easier than having them paint to a sheet of smaller paper.)
- finger paint (Crayola makes a great finger paint that is washable)
- **alternative** tempera paint (we use this brand also by Crayola that is washable)
- paper plates big enough for your kids to place their hands in for the paint
- **optional** paintbrushes (for younger kids, you may want to paint their hands)
- nearby rags or baby wipes 🙂
To Make the Peacock:
- green handprints for the tail feathers
- red and yellow thumb prints for “eyes” on the tail feathers
- blue fist prints for the head and body **alternatively, you can paint with a brush**
- red or yellow thumb print for the beak **alternatively, you can paint with a brush**
- red streaks for the legs, with thumb prints for the feet
P is for Precision. My oldest carefully placing thumbprint “eyes” on his peacock tail.
P is for Painting. My youngest is two here, and really loved this craft. We helped him paint the peacock body, but he went to town with the handprints for the peacock body.
P is for Passion. He *really* got into the painting process.
P is for Play. Fun and games, and they get some learning in the process as well.
P is for Peacock. The finished peacock made by my oldest. We framed it and gave it to the grandparents as a gift. He was super proud he made it himself.
P is for Picture. The finished peacock made by youngest. Not as detailed, but he was also very proud of his finished art piece!
And in the end, P is for Pleased and Happy boys!
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