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Cute Peacock Handprint Craft [FREE Template]

There are so many mesmerizing and amazing birds, but one that seems to fascinate kids the most are peacocks!

They’re extravagant, beautiful and so cool to look at. That’s why we’re sharing this cute peacock handprint craft.

We’re adding this one to our growing collection of zoo animal crafts for kids so if you need any more projects, be sure to check out our ideas.

This peacock craft is simple, plus it also comes with a free printable template. Make it with preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten children.

Watch our video tutorial to see exactly how we created this cute little animal!

Peacock Craft For Kids

handprint peacock craft image collage with the words handprint peacock in the middle

Supplies

Directions

Download the peacock template, print and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding handprint peacock craft template

Begin to create the peacock by gluing the eyes to the middle of the head.

hands gluing eyes on handprint peacock craft

Glue the beak in between and slightly overlapping the eyes.

hands gluing nose on handprint peacock craft

Place the feet on the bottom of peacock and glue in place.

hands gluing feet on handprint peacock craft

Cut out 3 long, thin rectangles and glue to the top, back of the peacock’s head.

hands gluing head feathers on handprint peacock craft

Trace your child’s hand onto the green paper 2-3 times. We did ours 3 times, but you can get away with 2 each as well. Cut out the handprints.

Use the 5/8″ punch to cut out 15 yellow circles. Glue these yellow circles to the tips of each finger.

hands gluing feather details on handprint peacock crfat

Fan the handprints out along the backside of the peacock and glue in place.

hands gluing body onto handprint peacock craft

Finish off the peacock’s feathers by punching out 6 blue dots with the 5/8″ circle punch and cutting out 6 light green circles with the 1″ circle punch. Glue the blue circle inside the green circle, then glue these decorations along the part of the feathers you can see.

hands gluing blue circles to bigger green circles
hands adding feather details to handprint peacock craft

Now your child has an adorable handprint peacock they can save for years to come or give to someone special!

Zoo Animal Preschool Theme

If you’d like a done for you zoo animal preschool theme for teaching the kids at home, keep reading!

We’re sharing some of our favorite resources, activities and printables to entertain and educate the kids.

These zoo animal printables have over 20 pages of fun learning activities and printables. Have the kids work on patterns, letter recognition, simple addition, counting and more!

blue handprint peacock craft

If you have a preschooler on the younger side, they’ll enjoy these animal do a dot printables. These printables help kids with fine motor skills, counting and letter recognition.

Kids who love puzzles will enjoy these animal I spy printables too! They’re great for visual recognition and can be laminated to use over and over again.

Don’t forget how much children can learn just by crafting. Making crafts at home (or at school) can help them with fine motor skills, scissor practice, following directions and more.

We’ve got some great zoo animal craft ideas. Here are a few of our favorite:

blue and purple handprint peacock crafts

Books are a great way to get even further in a theme! On top of that, reading to kids helps them develop a stronger vocabulary and helps them learn to focus. It’s a win win situation!

The Fascinating Animal Book For Kids is a great book for curious kiddos! Find facts on almost any animal your child is learning about. This is a great resource to have in your home library collection.

The View At The Zoo is a silly book about all the animals at the zoo. When the people come to take a look at the animals, they see all sorts of sights! But, there’s a twist to this book that you have to read for yourself and laugh about!

Girafffes Can’t Dance is a sweet and fun book about Gerald the Giraffe. He can’t dance, but doesn’t stop trying! He finally finds his own rhythm when he meets an unlikely friend.

Sensory activities are also another activity you’ll want to incorporate into your zoo animal theme.This zoo sensory bin is perfect for letting the kids have some independent playtime.

These felt zoo animals with world maps are an amazing educational resource that is great for engaging children and teaching about animals all around the world!

Pick a few ideas or just one or two; either way, the kids are sure to love these ideas!

purple handprint peacock craft

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

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blue handprint peacock craft

Peacock Handprint Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Kids will have a blast making this beautiful peacock handprint craft!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • 1" circle punch
  • 5/8" circle punch
  • Pencil
  • Peacock template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link emailed to you)

Instructions

  1. Download the peacock template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin to create the peacock by gluing the eyes to the middle of the head.
  3. Glue the beak in between and slightly overlapping the eyes.
  4. Place the feet on the bottom of the peacock and glue in place.
  5. Cut out 3 long, thin rectangles and glue to the top, back of the peacock's head.
  6. Trace your child's hand onto the green paper 2-3 times. We did ours 3 times, but you can get away with 2 each as well. Cut out the handprints.
  7. Use the 5/8" punch to cut out 15 yellow circles. Glue these yellow circles to the tips of each finger. Set aside for later.
  8. Fan the handprints out along the backside of the peacock and glue in place.
  9. Finish off the peacock's feathers by punching out 6 blue dots with the 5/8" circle punch and cutting out 6 light green circles with the 1" circle punch. Glue the blue circle inside the green circle, then glue these decorations along the part of the feathers you can see.

Free Peacock Template

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Hayley

Sunday 27th of June 2021

that is adarable

Sam

Monday 28th of June 2021

Thanks, Hayley!

katya mateus

Sunday 2nd of May 2021

Excelente lo quiero

Sam T

Monday 3rd of May 2021

Thanks! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post to have the link sent to you.

Emmaelle

Monday 22nd of March 2021

I want to have the peacock template please for my kids in the school! I'm doing a intership

Sam T

Tuesday 23rd of March 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you.

Ellen

Friday 15th of January 2021

This peacock is absolutely adorable!!! I can't wait to make it with my granddaughter. We will probably add some glitter and a few rhinestones to "bling" it up. Sam always provides templates so her crafts are super easy to prepare ahead of time.

Sam T

Monday 18th of January 2021

Haha, that sounds adorable! I'd love to see your final product!

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