Peacock and sunflower handprint art

Peacock and sunflower handprint art

Handprint art is a great way to encourage kids to get creative if they are not that confident with painting and drawing – it's the mess that will draw them in! Try this peacock and sunflower handprint art for starters.

What you need:

  • 1 sheet of butcher's paper
  • paints
  • paint brushes
  • craft glue
  • 2 x small craft googly eyes
  • a large bucket of soapy water (for cleaning up)
  • an old towel (same as above)

Number of players:


Find an area outside or lay down lots of sheets of newspaper or a drop sheet before you begin. This gets messy! 

The best way to make handprints is to paint the palms of your hands and then press your handprints onto the paper.

Make the peacock's tail first, using six blue handprints spiralled around in a semicircle.

Now draw or paint in the peacock's body, beak and legs. Glue two googly eyes onto his face.

Use your fingertips to make decorative dots around the peacock's tail (see video).

Now give him a sunflower for company: make the sunflower with yellow handprints spiralled around in a circle. Use black fingerprints in the centre of the flower for the sunflower seeds. Paint a stalk and leaves.

All done!

What else can you make out of handprints?

  • Thanks to our sister company Kidspot Australia for creating the instructional video.

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