These peacocks are so precious!
We used paper mache for the body and head of the birds, egg carton cuttings for the eyes and beak, tag board collages for the tail feathers and wings, chop sticks for the legs poked into the body and hot glued, and clay for the feet. I also had the students paint the birds by experimenting with mixing blue, green, yellow, and white to create various turquoise mixtures. We collaged the tail feathers with tissue paper and feathers.
Please note I led this project with a group of home-school students over the course of three two-hour classes (not in my 30 minute traveling public school art class).