One of the hardest cards to make is a sympathy card, but at some point all card makers need to do it. At the time it is often hard to come up with an idea as we are used to creating colorful, festive cards. This idea is a simple one that can be created quickly in those times of need.
Feathers are one of the staples of our kids’ crafting supplies because they are inexpensive, versatile and soft and easy for small hands to create with. Here are some of our favorite projects that utilize feathers.
Here’s a feather painting project that is simple enough for kids but the end result is so cool it would even be fun for teens.
This is a fun project using nature. Create a unique pendant using a polymer clay and leaf of sage. It’s fun for kids to use one item to make it look like another. Using the backside of a sage leaf to press into the clay creates a feather-like imprint.
I have noticed the increased popularity of feathers used in home decorations. I think they add a simple elegance to a table setting. Place them in a mason jar and there is your classy center piece for Thanksgiving. The project is simple enough for little kids, but also trendy enough for the teens.
Start by taping off the design you want on the feather. For one, I taped off the top section in a “V” and another I did a diagonal. Gently brush the gold paint on the feather, start along the tape and move the brush towards the edge of the feather.
Let the paint dry completely. Carefully remove the tape and reveal the simple beauty of the newly painted feather. Place all the feathers in a jar and you’re done.