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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
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
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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Pirates: Crazy Feathered er… Parrots? – Little Page Turners
Give your children an empty toilet paper roll and let them make their very own parrot pet to sit on their shoulders. Once painted and “feathered” googly eyes and beaks can be glued to the rolls. Don’t forget the wings and feet!
Painting with Feathers – Mess For Less
Using feathers as paintbrushes lets kids experiment with textures widths, and different techniques for painting. It is a fun, slightly messy way for kids to experiment with new mediums.
Craft Things to Make Bird Nests – Kids Activities Blog
Go on a nature walk to collect pinecones and sticks to make these birds. You can use colorful feathers, or get some natural feathers to teach the children about different types of birds that can be found nearby.
For more information about the different types of feathers, visit the Feathers Buying Guide.
And for more ideas for crafting with kids, check out more Kids Crafts Posts.