Thursday, July 17, 2014

A paper peacock fan

Back to school and back to my normal routine as a home maker after the one month June holidays.  July also began the Primary One registration for in-take in 2015 for my 6 years old boy which all parents, included myself, was really concerned on the take up rate at each phase of the registration process.  On the other hand, it also means that my boy is graduating from his kindergarten at the end of the year.  According to my son, he will be performing as a peacock on stage during his graduation ceremony in school  he's going to perform Malay and peacock dance in celebration of the cultural day next Monday and not for his graduation. (He claimed to have forgotten and did not lie in purpose.)  This explained why he  borrowed a Chinese book from the library to know more about peacock.  To enhance his learning experience, I suggested to make a paper peacock fan perhaps another day which I found it here.  But he responded with such enthusiasm that I just have to oblige it! And we did it yesterday late afternoon whilst I trying to multi-tasking by preparing the dinner and at the same time, demonstrating/giving him instructions what to do. He chose the beautiful Indian/ blue peacock for his craft.  We made a semi-circle fan instead since we have limited green paper and create our own kind of peacock fan.
Materials :-
  • Green colour paper folded like a fan for its tail feathers or rather known as a "train"
  • Blue colour paper for its body
  • Yellow colour paper for its beak and legs
  • Black marker to draw 1) the pattern on the tail feathers, 2) outline the legs and, 3) on the tip of the crest atop its head
  • A wiggling eye
  • Paint - we used red
  • Glitters - we chose gold
  • A Plastic fork
  • Scissor
  • Glue
  • Double side tape to stick the peacock on the fork
It's really easy and I'm proud that he has done it mostly by himself. :))  He got quite messy that you can see patches of ink smeared on the blue body.

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