This art project was inspired by a simple request “Make that?” . We were reading “Polar Bear, Polar Bear , What Do You Hear” by Eric Carle when my son took quite the liking to the page with the peacock on it. We had so much fun making it, I love it when projects are spontaneous .
- Gather your materials. You will need one large piece of construction paper, lots of different color construction paper ( we raided our scrap paper bin) , glue, scissors , and 2 googley eyes.
- Start by cutting the colored construction paper into feathers, and by feathers I mean kinda sorta ovals. No need to be exact!
- Next grab the glue, I put an X on the paper where the bottom of the feathers would go, told my son to add the glue there first. He loved covering the x and it was so easy!
- Start adding the feathers randomly. I started the pattern for my son then once the first few were on he was set.
- Add more glue
- Add more feathers.
- While your child is gluing cut a peacock body and beak out – I used the scrap of our scrap for this.
- When they are done with the feathers add the body.
- Add the glue for the eyes and beak.
- Add the beak and googly eyes.
- Let dry.
“Polar Bear Polar Bear What Do You Hear” by Eric Carle is an asset to any home or school library. Children love this book for good reason! The same way that the author’s Brown Bear Brown Bear supports learning about colors. This book is a fun way to introduce some more exotic animals to your toddler, and is a great add on to a 5 senses unit when you are learning about sound. The collage pictures will inspire you as they did my son.