Friday, June 17, 2011

Paint Chip Peacock Craft

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do you Hear? is a fun animal book for toddlers and preschoolers. If you loved Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See?, you will enjoy this follow up book. Focusing on the sounds animals make, it's the perfect book for budding talkers.

We decided to create on of the animals from the story,  the peacock. Logan loves to pick up paint samples from the hardware store. Every time we go there, we let him pick one out. It keeps him entertained through the rest of the store. But what to do with these extra paint chips?
Create a paint chip peacock.! Let your child glue on the "feathers". Create the body from blue construction paper.

This was such a fun craft this week because Logan was able to do it by himself with only verbal directions from mom. He's growing up! He even drew his own eyes on the peacock!

Now let's just hope this peacock stays quiet! I don't want to hear a screeching peacock!

Check out more of our zoo book picks here.
Also, you can find great ways to play with literacy as you create a backyard zoo.

Here's where I am sharing. Stop by for fantastic fun books, crafts, and activities:

Shibley Smiles


  1. We like to pick up paint chips too. Your peacock is so cute.

    This post counts as a entry in the June edition of the Summer Reading Challenge.

  2. What a clever use for your paint chips. And it sure turned out cute too. I just love making stories come alive with art! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Cute craft! I'm always amazed at the things you can do with paint chips!

  4. Love how you repurposed the paint chips. A great literacy connection. Thanks!

  5. Such a cute idea! I can see it with a brad so you can open and close the tail....

  6. Emily loves this book and she also loves peacocks...I will have to try this project with her. Thank you so much for sharing and linking up to stART!