Paper Plate Peacock - A Colorful Art Lesson

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Paper Plate Peacock - A Colorful Art Lesson


Welcome to this exciting art lesson where we will explore the vibrant world of peacocks through the creation of a paper plate peacock! This activity is perfect for children and adults alike, allowing you to unleash your creativity and experiment with different colors and textures. So, let's get started!

Materials Needed:

Paper plate



Colored paper (various shades)

Googly eyes (optional)

Markers or crayons

Feathers (optional)


Paint (optional)

Step 1: Designing the Peacock Body

Begin by taking a paper plate and cutting out a small semi-circle from the bottom edge. This will serve as the peacock's neck. You can use scissors to make it more rounded and smooth.

Step 2: Preparing the Feathers

Using different shades of colored paper, cut out feather shapes. These can be long and slender, resembling the peacock's elegant tail feathers. You can also cut out smaller feathers in different shapes and sizes for the body. Be creative with your color choices to make your peacock visually striking.

Step 3: Attaching the Feathers

Start by gluing the larger feathers onto the back of the paper plate, forming a fan-like arrangement. Overlap the feathers slightly to create depth and dimension. Next, attach the smaller feathers onto the body of the peacock, around the neck and near the head. Experiment with different placements until you are satisfied with the overall design.

Step 4: Adding Details

To enhance the peacock's features, draw or paint a beak and legs on the paper plate using markers or paint. If you have googly eyes, attach them to the peacock's head using glue. Alternatively, you can draw or paint the eyes as well.

Step 5: Personal Touches

Feel free to add your own unique touches to make your peacock stand out. You can use additional decorative elements like glitter, sequins, or gems to make the feathers sparkle. If you have real feathers, you can attach them to the peacock to give it a more realistic touch.

Step 6: Displaying Your Paper Plate Peacock

Once your masterpiece is complete, find a special place to display it. You can hang it on the wall, attach a string to the back and hang it from the ceiling, or prop it up on a shelf or table. Be proud of your creation and admire the beauty you have brought to life!


Creating a paper plate peacock is a wonderful art activity that allows you to explore colors, shapes, and textures while learning about these magnificent birds. Through this lesson, you have learned how to transform a simple paper plate into a stunning work of art. Remember, the beauty of art lies in your own unique interpretation, so don't be afraid to experiment and let your creativity soar!

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Paper Plate Peacock - A Colorful Art Lesson
May 31, 2023
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