Want to make a craft using supplies you already have on hand? Check out the styrofoam cup peacock, a fun project for the kids from Chris Molnar. This styrofoam ball craft recycles cups, feathers, and more from your cabinet.
- Orange foam paper, 1/16 inch thick
- Feathers, various colors
- Googly eyes
- Aleene's® Quick Dry Tacky Glue™
- Styrofoam ball
- Styrofoam cup
- Half sheet of construction paper
- Blue paint
- Paint brush
- With the brush, paint the Styrofoam cup blue. Set aside, top down, to dry, and paint the ball blue as well. Set aside to dry as well.
- With the construction paper, cut out a small, 6 inch by 3 inch rectangle. Cut the top so it forms an arch. Spread glue all over it.
- Collect a variety of feathers, about 6 to eight. Arrange in a fan shape, sort of like a peacock's, and stick onto the construction paper. Press down firmly to glue in place.
- When all is dry, place a dollop of glue on the bottom of the cup, and place the blue ball on top. Then, place a strip of glue along one side of the cup. Take the feathers and press it to the cup around the center. The construction paper will be on the back.
- Take the orange foam paper and cut a small notch out of it, so you have a triangle. This will be the beak.
- Place three small dots of glue on the front of the peacock's head, where the eyes and beak will be. Paste on two googly eyes and beak. Done!
- Once all is dry, your child will now have a cool-looking peacock. By placing her hand inside the cup, she will now be able to play with it as a puppet!