How To Make: DIY Paper Peacocks
Below provides some steps on how to make your own DIY paper peacocks. Please use caution when doing any DIY project to prevent injury or accidents. This is a general guide and it is up to the project maker and/or instructor to exercise safety measures when assembling or using any materials for the projects. Thank you!
The materials listed below are what was used for this tutorial. Choice of using the material ideas below depends on how you prefer to create the finished project. For example, glue dots or double sided adhesive squares might work best while others may want to use glue sticks or hot glue instead.
- 8" Size Cardstock Circle Shape
- 6" Size Cardstock Bowling Pin Shape
- 3" Size Cardstock Raindrop Shapes
- 2" Size Cardstock Raindrop Shapes
- 1" Size Cardstock Circle Shapes
- 1" Size Diamond Shape
- 1" Size Crown Shape
- Glue Stick
- Googly Eyes
Basic Instructions With Pictures:
1) Using adhesive the raindrop shapes & 1 inch circles design the peacock feathers by layering shapes on top of eachother. The 2" raindrop will go on top of the 3" raindrop and the 1 inch circle on top of the 2" raindrop.
2) Fold the 8" circle in half to make the base for gluing the feathers to. With the bowling pin shape, fold up the bottom part approximately by 1 or 2 inches.
3) Attach crown shape to the top of the peacock head. Fold the diamond shape in half and attach onto the head of the bowling pin shape. We used googly eyes to go in between the crown and beak, but you can also draw the eyes on if googly eyes are not available.
4) Attach first layer of feathers around the perimeter of the half circle. The base of the feathers should sit on the upper portion of the circle so they hang over above the half circle.
5) Attach second layer of feathers over the first row of feathers. When nearing the bottom of the semi-circle, cut one of the feathers in half to create a flat edge to bump up against the crease line of the half circle.
6) Glue the bowling pin shape onto the half circle by placing the creased portion on top of the circle creased portion. Make sure to glue the bowling pin flap onto the bottom part of the circle to help stabilize the base.
7) The peacocks are complete and the bottom of the circle can act as a stand for the peacocks to sit up.