Monday, February 23, 2009

Paper Peacock Gift Bag

I think peacocks are fascinatingly beautiful, so I wanted to think of a craft to incorporate them. Our preschool teacher is going on maternity leave this Friday, so we decided to make these darling paper peacocks to decorate her gift bag. I love, love, love the way they turned out!

You can download my pattern to make this peacock here.

Paper-green, yellow, brown, blue, black, + background color
glue stick
brown paper bag
hole punch

1. Cut out a semi-circle for the background of the tail feathers.
2. Cut out 6 circles of each color (see pattern above.)
3. Use the glue stick to glue the circles along the curve of the semi-circle, starting with the largest and stacking to the smallest circle.
4. Glue the body, head,eye and beak in the middle of the peacock feathers.
5. Glue the peacock onto a brown paper lunch bag.
6. Cut the top portion off the bag.
7. Punch two holes at the top of the bag and string a ribbon through.


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Kristen said...

those are adorable!!!

Lisa Leonard said...

i love it! the feathers are so whimsical and fun. you rock!

nicole viola said...

so cute! i'm especially partial because my maiden name means "little peacock." ;)

grammy said...

They are so cute. We will have to try them. Sometimes I have a great idea for a project and have it all set out....then some little hands turn it into an entirely different thing. I had stuff set out for a snowman head using a coffee filter. Just glue the stuff that grammy had already cut out. My five year old granddaughter turned it into something with a giant mouth and teeth. Yikes. When I was younger, I would have tried to MAKE the child do it my I say, hmmmm that is interesting and put it on the frig. I wonder what she would do to the peacock (o:

Linda Z said...

Those are so pretty!! :) I like making things out of paper! I might have to try those.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Who wouldn't love a gift bag like this - it's fabulous! Who wouldn't love to make a bag like this?

zobars said...

Wow what a lovely looking idea. I love peacocks and this is just a fun project to do with my daughter. I am so excited for this one. thanks for sharing.

truly blessed said...

Those are SO fun! My neighbor has a peacock. Their feathers are gorgeous, but their sqwuak (sp?) is horrible. :)

Kristin said...

How pretty, thanks for sharing.

Kristen said...

they are darling.