Kids’ Crafts: Feathers

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.

Golden Feathers

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Feathered Party Invitation for Mardi Gras or Any Occasion

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Feathered Party Invitation for Mardi Gras or Any Occasion

Bring some fun to the party with this feathered mask invitation.  It’s perfect for your Mardi Gras celebrations or every day party.  It makes a great child’s birthday card, too!

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Feather Imprint Pendant

By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the Blog A Geek in Glasses.

Create a clay pendant with a feather imprint using natural leaves!

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.


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Golden Feathers

By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the Blog A Geek in Glasses.

Golden Feather Decor

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.





Tape off a Golden Feather

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 Dry

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.

Golden Feather Decor Craft

Making Paper Feathers

By Card Making and Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

Peg’s Crafting Corner

Fine Feathered Friends Layout and how to make paper feathers at

Sometimes it’s the everyday moments that are the special memories that need to be scrapped.  Often it’s the simple joys such as a beautiful bird outside the window or maybe a sunrise or sunset.  Those moments need great embellishments on the pages, too.  These paper feathers were the perfect addition to this layout, but they can be used for any creation you’d like to make…even a card.  Add the block background and have a perfect mat for a picture or just a feather.

Block Background

Begin by trimming a piece of 5” x 6” piece of cardstock (white used here) for the backing of the block pattern.  Choose 2 or more colors of cardstock and trim them in various widths ranging from ½” to 1 3/4”.  Cut them so they are longer than the width of your white cardstock.  Adhere them using a tape runner to the white cardstock varying the sizes as you adhere them.  If you choose to use a bigger background cut wider pieces to help cover the area.


Once they are adhered to the background, using a paper trimmer (Tonic V-Blade used) turn the paper over so the white is on top and trim the edges off that hang over.  Attach the background ( Tim Coffey Foliage 12 x 12 paper pad by K & Company used here) to your layout and then your photo onto it.  Lay this aside.


There are many feather templates on the internet that can be easily used to create a paper feather.  By searching the words, “Paper Feather Template” you will be lead to many choices.  Find a few that you like and print them out on white cardstock.  Cut them out using a pair of small scissors (Martha Stewart Precision Scissors used here).   Also, print some out on colored cardstocks such as red or blue or use transfer paper and the feather you just cut out as a template to transfer some onto different colors of cardstock.  Cut them out, as well.


Score a line down the center of each feather using a scoreboard.  It helps to rotate the feather as you work to get a straighter line.

Paper Feather

Lightly fold the feather at the score line.

Ink the edges of each feather with using a black or brown ink pad.  On colored cardstocks you can even ink them using a white ink pad.

Adhere them to your project using a wet glue such as Aleene’s Tacky Glue.

If you’re doing a layout as I did be sure to add a little journaling about your photo.  This journal tag is a piece of white cardstock, but you can find some fabulous journaling tags at CreateForLess so be sure to check them out.

Feathers are very popular right now. Add one or several and make your project fly with excitement. Whatever your project may be, a simple feather and block background can be just the right touches to finish it off.

Kids Crafts: Feathers

By Crafts-a lot Contributor, Mable who is an avid reader of craft blogs & magazines and is always looking to improve her crafting skills. Join Mable on Facebook to socialize and share with other crafters!

If you have a creative child around, there are many great craft supplies to keep them busy, and keep you worry-free. Keep the right supplies on hand, and crafting with your kid can be fun and help you build memories that can last well into their lives.

Preschool Feather Craft - Homeschooling Helicopter Mama

Preschool Feather CraftHomeschooling Helicopter Mama 

Soft and colorful feathers are a must for your kid’s craft toolbox. They come in a wide variety of colors and types, so you can keep crafting in countless different ways. Feathers are great for making textured collages. Kids will spend hours simply feeling the soft feathers then gluing them to paper. You can create an outline for the feathers to make a shape, or you can make an open-ended crafting session and let the kids glue feathers to a piece of paper and create colorful, textured art.

Here are some more unique crafts you can make with feathers:

Nest Zest - Paint Cut Paste


Nest ZestPaint Cut Paste

With a little bit of colorful yarn, raffia, felt, and other biodegradable products,  feathers can be used to dress up your local birds’ nests. Create these springtime ornaments and hang them outside to help birds build their new nests when they arrive for the spring. This is a fun and easy nature lesson, teach your kids about birds while the things inside the ornaments get taken away.

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