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Coffee Filter Peacock Craft

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This easy coffee filter peacock craft is a cute and colorful bird craft for kids to make.

Create this coffee filter and clothespin peacock craft in about 30 minutes with your kids. using a few basic craft supplies and easy to follow instructions.

For more bird activities for kids, check out these coffee filter turkeys, shell bird feeder craft, and why Wingspan is a great family board game.

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Woman's hand holding coffee filter and clothespin peacock craft and another standing up with gray wood background.

Peacock Coffee Filter Craft

I absolutely love these adorable little peacocks. They are so bright and colorful! 

Make it educational by adding this activity to a peacock unit study or bird unit study. You can look up fun peacock facts, learn about their habitats, and more!

While coffee filter crafts are perfect for preschool and kindergarten aged children, I think kids of all ages will have fun making their own peacocks out of coffee filters and clothespins. Even adults will enjoy this craft project!

Younger kids can help with decorating the coffee filter, which makes the main feathers, and painting the clothespins.

Older kids may be able to complete this peacock craft project on their own with adult supervision, but younger children may need more assistance with assembly.

Two peacock craft projects laying next to each other on gray wood background.

I recommend using a hot glue gun because it makes the craft more durable, especially if you use it for a decoration. Plus, it dries quicker. 

However, if you are making these with younger children, you may want to use tacky craft glue (that’s my favorite one to use) instead, but you will need additional drying time.

When they are completed, hang the peacocks up, clip them onto a banner or to decorate the top of a gift bag.

Coffee Filter Peacock Craft Supplies:

How to Make Coffee Filter Peacocks:

Flatten out the round coffee filters and then fold them in half (one for each peacock). With a blue or green washable marker, draw teardrop shapes on the filter.

Then add a circle of yellow at the top of each teardrop. Color in the background with a green marker if you have blue teardrops or with blue around green teardrops.  

You can also let the kids create their own unique patterns!

Stack of white coffee filters next to a filter folded in half and colored like peacock feathers with markers on a plastic zip top bag.

Place your colored coffee filter papers on a cookie sheet or plastic zip top bag and mist with water to watch the magic as the colors spread and blend.

TIP: Wax or freezer paper will work as well in place of a cookie sheet, but place an old towel underneath to protect your work surface.

Set them aside to dry. Depending on the humidity, it will take about 1-2 hours for the filters to air dry.

Some readers have suggested using a hair dryer to speed up the drying process.

Next, clip the wooden clothespin to a scrap of cardboard. This will make it easier to hold while painting. Paint all surfaces of the clothespin with bright blue craft paint and set aside to dry.

Hand holding piece of cardboard with two wooden clothespins clipped to it. One clothespin is painted blue and the other is in process of being painted. Paint brush and bottle of blue paint laying on white wooden backdrop.

Glue two googly eyes to the top of the peacock clothespin. Cut a small triangle from yellow craft foam to make the beak. Glue it on directly under the eyes. 

Green feather, blue clothespin, eyes and yellow triangle laying next to assembled peacock clothespin body with glue gun.

Cut the top couple inches off of a green craft feather. Squeeze clothespin to open it and glue the green feather inside behind the eyes and beak. 

Once the coffee filter is dry, cut a three-inch slit starting at the folded edge. Then clip the coffee filter (feathers) into the clothespin (body).

One coffee filter being cut with scissors next to assembled peacock to show how it should look when completed.

Now you have a cute little peacock decoration!

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Close view of completely assembled coffee filter peacock craft project with gray wood background.

Coffee Filter Peacocks

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Transform coffee filters and clothespins into a cute peacock craft for kids!

Materials

  • Round White Coffee Filters
  • Blue, Green, and Yellow Washable Markers
  • Wooden Spring Clothespins
  • Googly Eyes
  • Green Craft Feather
  • Yellow Craft Foam
  • Bright Blue Craft Paint

Tools

  • Low Temp Glue Gun and Glue Sticks (or tacky craft glue)
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Scrap of Cardboard
  • Water Spray Bottle
  • Gallon zip top bags or cookie sheet or wax paper (to lay filters on for drying)

Instructions

  1. Flatten out the round coffee filters and then fold them in half (one for each peacock). With a blue washable marker, draw teardrop shapes on the filter.
  2. Add a circle of yellow at the top of each teardrop.
  3. Color in the background with green.  (You can also let the kids create their own unique patterns!)
  4. Place your colored coffee filter papers on a cookie sheet or plastic zip top bag and mist with water to watch the magic as the colors spread and blend!
  5. TIP: Wax or freezer paper will work as well in place of a cookie sheet, but place an old towel underneath to protect your work surface.
  6. Set them aside to dry. Depending on the humidity, it will take about 1-2 hours for the filters to air dry. Some readers have suggested using a hair dryer to speed up the drying process.
  7. Next, clip the wooden clothespin to a scrap of cardboard. This will make it easier to hold while painting. Paint all surfaces of the clothespin with bright blue craft paint and set aside to dry.
  8. Glue two googly eyes to the top of the peacock clothespin.
  9. Cut a small triangle from yellow craft foam to make the beak. Glue it on directly under the eyes. 
  10. Cut the top couple inches off of a green craft feather. Squeeze clothespin to open it and glue the green feather inside behind the eyes and beak. 
  11. Once the coffee filter is dry, cut a three-inch slit starting at the folded edge. Then clip the coffee filter (feathers) into the clothespin (body).
  12. Now you have a cute little peacock decoration!

Notes

Drying time will vary. Coffee filters may take a couple hours to dry depending on how much water is sprayed on them.

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