Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Q-Tip Peacock Craft for Kids: Project #99

Q-Tip Peacock Craft for Kids
Preschool Crafts for All Abilities!   
for Ages 3 Years and Up    

Supplies Needed
Time Needed
  • 20 Minutes to Color Q-Tips, 30 Minutes to Create Peacock, Drying Time
What To Do
  1. Color Your Q-Tips by painting with watercolor paint OR use poster paint OR we used powdered tempera paint and added some water. Use a few different colors. We used purple, blue and green.
  2. Dry flat on paper towels or aluminum foil.
    WARNING: Depending on which paint you use, it may stain. Keep this in mind when setting up your drying area.

  3.  Liberally apply white glue to one side of your craft stick.

  4.  Begin putting the colored Q-tips onto the stick as shown below.
  5. Cut an oval from a piece of construction paper. Glue on the googly eyes and draw a beak for the peacock.

  6. Glue onto the bottom of your craft stick.

  7. Let dry completely.

  8. ENJOY! You're done!
Don't Forget to Take a photo and share it with us! You are automatically entered into our WEEKLY GIVEAWAY on our Facebook Page when you post a photo of your finished project and "Like" Us ! Giveaway is randomly selected. 

Why We Love Crafts for Kids
Art develops creative thinking, provides means of communication and self expression, increases self understanding, strengthens self concepts and confidence, serves as an emotional release, provides decision-making opportunities, develops appreciation for the individuality of others, aids physical coordination, develops work habits and a sense of responsibility, heightens aesthetic awareness and sensitivity, and generates joy!  

For Children with Special Needs
Assist your child as much as needed - but allow it to be his project.  Art projects are great for fine motor exercise, and using creativity. This opportunity for hands-on learning with no wrong choices is ideal to foster self esteem.
  • If your child has a limited attention span, have all supplies ready before having him begin the project.
  • There are many ways to color the Q-tips. Choose the method that works best for your child.
  • This project uses fine motor skills. If your child is frustrated by that you can glue or tape a large semi-circle to the back of the craft stick so that the positioning of the Q-tips doesn't have to be quite so precise.
For Older Children
An older child will also enjoy this project as is.  

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BeesFeatured Book
"Bees, Snails, & Peacock Tails" By Betsy Franco & Steve Jenkins. This beautiful book for preschoolers explores shapes in the natural world. The fantastic cut-paper collages will intrigue and engage little ones as they learn about shapes, colors, and living creatures!

Check out this FREE Peacock Printable from the TwistyNoodle that you can customize, print and decorate!  
PLEASE POST IN COMMENTS your opinion of this kids craft, if you enjoyed it, other ideas that may be similar.  

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My Oatmeal Kisses said...

This is so fun! Now you've got me thinking about all the fun things I can do with q-tips (besides clean my ears!)

Carolyn said...

I love your peacock craft. An excellent activity for little fingers and developing fine motor skills.

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