Around the World in 12 Dishes recently visited India and DG Manor feasted on Kedgeree for a full 48 hours. Unsurprisingly it was a while before we got round to the craft, but this only worked in our favour, since the rain helped, rather than hindered, our crafting. So we learned how to make a Coffee Filter Peacock.
Inspired by a peacock I saw on DLTK, we used coffee filters, bingo markers (known as dabbers at DG Manor) and water to make the peacock tails, and a toilet roll for the body.
Step 1: decorate your filters with the dabbers.
Step 2: spray the filters with water (you will need a mess mat to protect surfaces) and leave to dry. Or you could place them outside in the rain for a couple of minutes: that would work just as well.
Step 3: leave to dry.
Step 4: fold a dry filter in half and glue in place, then concertina in a semicircle. This just gives a bit of shape to the tail so can easily be skipped.
Step 5: draw details on the tail with markers and put to one side whilst you decorate your toilet roll.
Step 6: Glue your tail to your toilet roll.