My clothespin crafts for kids after school class got to dig into my feather stash to make peacocks. Googly eyes and string finished off the look.
I have this insane collection of fancy feathers from a tutu-making mom who retired. I’ve been holding out on using them from just any old project, and I’m glad I did.
- Clothespins, wooden flat type
- Colored string
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Craft glue
- Googly eyes
- Wooden circles
- Fancy feathers
PREP: Hot glue clothes pins to wooden circles. I got mine from the assorted wooden shapes bags found at Michaels and JoAnns.
- Students color the body of their bird with a marker.
- They wrap the chest of their bird in string to give him or her some extra color.
- Googly eyes and beak cut from felt are glued on to the face with craft glue.
- An adult hot glues the chosen feathers to the back of the bird. I did mine in two sessions, about 3 feathers each time, to keep things manageable.
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