Fabulous Flamingos

Students created these fabulous flamingos with construction paper, painted paper, oil pastels, feathers and tempera paint.

What you will need

  • One 9″ x 12″ piece of pink construction paper for the flamingo’s body
  • One 6″ x 12″ piece of pink construction paper for the neck and head
  • Two 4″ x 6″ piece of pink painted paper for the beak and feet
  • Four – 1″ x 12″ pieces of pink construction paper for the legs
  • Scrap painted paper or construction paper for feathers
  • Glue, Scissors and Pencil
  • Paint brushes, large round for making the painted paper. See how to create painted paper here.
  • Black tempera paint for beak
  • Pink Feathers
  • One 2″ x 4″ piece of white paper for the eye

Making the Flamingo Body:

Create the body out of 9 x 12 pink construction paper.
Add a curvy neck with head. TIP: make sure to have the neck be 3 fingers wide. ( you know, little ones tend to work way to small so I suggested the thickness)
Create the legs from strips of pink construction paper and the feet from painted paper cut into two triangles with “w” claws.
Add a curved beak with the 4 x 6 painted paper, then paint the end of the beak with black paint.

Adding the Details

Paint feathers or irregular shapes on the body with pink tempera paint. To finish the flamingo add fun pink feathers and create an eye out of white paper then glue down.

Glue down onto large display paper and paint fun, tropical leaves and ripples in the water.

National Geographic has a slide show all about flamingos. Check it out HERE

Also, check out this adorable book that shows different silly movements by an sweet flamingo. Connecting literature to art is a perfect extension to an activity for kids.

Enjoy creating!!!!


  • Sara Mincy

    July 27, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    I LOVE this project soo much….with the book recommendation and video idea too!! thanks for sharing … you are such an inspiration!!!!

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