Toilet Paper Roll Peacock

Spotting a peacock’s beautiful tail in full display is always a delight – but sometimes they like to keep their beauty hidden. My family always has our fingers crossed that we’ll get to see his beautiful tail fanned out and on display! We don’t always get lucky, but this Toilet Paper Roll Peacock is ready to show off at all times!

Toilet Paper Roll Peacock Craft

Peacock template on white paper with black arrow pointing to finished blue and green Toilet Paper Roll peacock, on white background with blue border

Several months ago my daughter made a toilet paper roll craft and she has not stopped playing with it! I just love that I don’t need to spend money on a fancy new toy when we can quickly create one with items that we already have on hand.

 Now we save each empty roll so we can make another cute little animal for our ever-growing zoo. This adorable toilet paper roll moose is one of our favorites! 

Spending a few minutes to create a craft with my kids is always so rewarding. They get to practice their fine motor skills and their creativity, and I get to watch their imaginations at work. Plus, whenever we’re done, they happily play with their new creations, sparing me the “Mom, I’m bored!” whine. Crafts are a winner all around!


  • Colored construction paper
  • Pencil – to trace the template
  • Craft glue
  • Sharpie or gel pen
  • Empty Toilet paper roll
  • Scissors

Printable Template

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How to Make a Toilet Paper Roll Peacock

Blue peacock with green tail and yellow and blue embellishments on white background with multicolored polka dots in right foreground


cut out pieces for peacock craft - one large and one smaller green tail pieces, eyes, yellow beak, blue and yellow tail feather embellishments, blue body, and lighter blue wings
  • Select different shades of green, blue, and yellow construction paper for the peacock. The template includes the following patterns- base (including head and body), wings, 2 tail bases, tail feather patterns, beak, and eyes. Trace the template patterns on the selected construction paper and cut out the traced pattern.
Ten blue tear drop shapes with smaller green teardrops colored inside glued on top of 10 yellow tear drop shapes

Glue the small teardrop-shaped tail feather cutouts onto the larger tail feather cutouts

Dark blue peacock body with light blue wings attached to the sides
  • Glue the small wing cutouts to the sides of the body base.
Blue peacock body with light blue wings with eyes and yellow beak attached to the face
  • Glue the eyes and the beak onto the head. 
Light green tail piece centered on top of larger, dark green tail piece. Small slits cut into the bottom of the tail about 2 inches apart
  • Glue the small tail cutout to the big tail cutout, lining up the bottom side of each piece. Use your toilet paper roll to measure where to cut slits on the bottom of the tail base. The space between the slits should equal the diameter of the toilet paper roll.  
Green peacock tail with 3 teardrop shapes glued on the left side, points facing in. White glue spots on the other seven feather spots on the tail.
  • Apply glue to the outer part of the tail base (near the scalloped border) and attach the teardrop-shaped feather patterns
Completed peacock tail with all 10 feather embellishments glued on
  • If desired, use a sharpie to add details to the feathers. 
Finished peacock tail and peacock body next to a toilet paper roll that has been cut in half
  • Cut your toilet paper roll in half so you have two short cylinders
Green peacock tail, blue body, and half of a toilet paper roll covered in blue paper on light grey background
  • Cover one of the short TP roll sections with construction paper (the same color used for the peacock’s body)
Blue peacock body attached to front of blue toilet paper roll half, with green tail lying flat behind it
  • Glue the peacock’s body to the front side of the covered toilet paper roll.
Completed peacock craft, turned to the side to show the tail slits slid over the top of the toilet paper roll
  • Slide the slits of the tail over the top of the toilet paper roll to complete the craft. 

Tips and Tricks

  • Glue a piece of heavy cardstock or a circle cut from a cereal box to the bottom of the toilet paper tube to make it more sturdy. My kids also like to put small items inside for their animals to “carry.”
  • Replace the paper eyes with googly eyes to make it more fun
  • Let your child choose the colors for the peacock. You might end up with a pink and yellow one, and that’s ok!
  • Glue craft feathers onto the tail to make your peacock extra realistic!  

More Ideas…

Ready for a more challenging project? Try this sweet Felt bird ornament. This could easily be used as a toy instead of an ornament and builds sewing skills. 

Challenge your kids to create their own fancy tail out of materials you have around the house.

If your kids really love animals try playing zoo charades with them. Charades are a great way to have fun while allowing your child to enhance their language skills.

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Peacock Bookmarks

Peacock Bookmarks

This adorable Peacock Bookmark is perfect for your book-loving kids! A fun bookmark is the perfect motivation to keep reading.


  • Construction papers
  • Pencil – to trace the template
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Sharpie or gel pen


Grab construction papers for the peacock pattern. Trace and cut out the patterns. The template includes a tail feather base, eyed feather patterns, body base, wing, beak and legs patterns.

Glue the small teardrop cutouts on the big teardrop cutouts to craft the eyes feather patterns.

Glue the eyed feather patterns on the tail feather base, near the scalloped border side.

Fill the scalloped border side with the eyed feather patterns.

Glue the leg cutouts on the bottom side of the body base cutout. Glue the beak cutout on the head part of the body cutout.

Apply glue on either end of the wing cutout and attach the glued part on a side of the body base pattern. The bottom part of the wing should not have any glue.

Glue the other wing on the body base the same way.

Use a sharpie to draw the eyes of the peacock and trace wing outlines.

Glue the peacock body pattern on the tail feather pattern, on the middle of it.

To use the peacock as a bookmark, insert a sheet between the wing and the body part.

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