Saturday, June 26, 2010


I am super pumped up about this one.  Lily and I were doing a Max-nap-time craft and we found a paper cone wreath project on the Family Fun Magazine website.  We had fun putting it together, but in the middle of it Lily said, “This would make an awesome peacock!”  So, of course, we had to give that a try too.
You start with your base.  Approximately a ten inch circle for the wreath and a 10 inch half circle for the peacock.  

Cut your paper into 4inch by 5inch rectangles.  Run two sided tape along one short end of the paper and orient that to be the top.  Start the cone by rolling up the bottom left hand corner.  After you have your cones, run two sided tape along the back and bottom two thirds of the cone.  Then just place them on the cardboard base.  Next we cut out a bowling pin shape to be the peacock body.  Lily glued on the eyes and the beak to finish it off.  

 I was really proud of her to see her stretch her imagination and come up with this idea.  She wants to do it again at Thanksgiving and make a turkey. 




  1. Am loving this! How cute is he!! Lovely lovely lovely! :-)

    PS I do a monthly Craft Carnival! July's theme will be "Summer" - do you think a Peacock would fit? Summer in the simplest sense.... :-) (about to publish June's ManMade)

  2. That's wonderful, what a creative little mind! You have every right to be pumped about this :)

  3. Way to think outside the box (or cone, in this case), Lily! I love it when you can see their little imaginations at work. My daughter and I are in the process of trying this Family Fun idea, too. Of course, now we may have to make a peacock, too. A patriotic peacock! Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. how darling! i bet kids love this peacock project and all the fun colors! thanks for sharing... i am your newest follower:)

  5. Love the peacock and great imagination to see a peacock from those cones. Makes perfect sense Ü

  6. I think I will do this with a turkey for Thanksgiving...Love the idea! My kids will love this! For some fun birthday decorations to do with your kids check out Thanks so much!

  7. Ha! Ha! Just read your bio to the right...I will join in with you on the 'converted spoiled brat!' That is so funny! My husband would tell you that it took him many, many years to break me!! Enjoyed this idea!

  8. i thought this was a turkey! what a fun project for now, and when it's time for turkey!

  9. Super cute idea! I love the turkey even more! How cute - You have a crafter in training! Fantastic job Lily - I love your peacock! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn



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