Virtual Recreation

Get Creative: Handprint Peacock

Show off your creative side with this handmade painted peacock

Trying to figure out how to bring a little color into your life? Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation staff has a fun and creative project you can make yourself.

Materials Needed:

  • Canvas or a piece of paper (regular or construction)
  • 3 colors of craft paint (Washable)
  • Small paint brush or Q-tip
  • A paper plate

Now that you have all your materials ready, let's get started on your hand-painted peacock.

Step 1: Pour one color of paint on a paper plate - enough to cover your hand.
Step 2: Place your hand, palm side down, in the paint on the paper plate. Make sure that you cover your palm and all your fingers.
Step 3: Take the hand with the paint and put in on the blank canvas or piece of paper.
Step 4: Use the small brush or Q-Tip to add some texture in the same color as the hand print.
Step 5: Add small strokes in the same color as the hand print along the fingers to look like feathers and three long feathers on the top of the thumb (the head of the peacock)
Step 6: With the Q-Tip or small brush pick another paint color and add three dots on each feather.
Step 7: Use orange or yellow paint to draw a beak on the bottom of the tip of the thumb and the legs on the bottom of the palm.

Looking for more activities? Check out Hillsborough County Public Library's Library @ Home and Summer Reading Challenge.