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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Art Lessons: Creating Feathers


Since we are learning about birds this week, I thought it would be fun to make some pretty artwork with feathers. Feathers are both beautiful and easy to draw, so I hoped the girls would have a fun experience creating them.


In order to help them out, I cut stencils from an empty cereal box. I cut basic feather shapes in several different sizes, so they could cover their paper with unique feathers. We used oil pastels on black construction paper. But, if you don't have oil pastels, crayons would also work well. (I would use a lighter color of paper if using crayons.)


I showed the girls how to use the stencils and instead of instructing, I worked alongside them. AJ used her stencils and scribbled a few lines inside each, which is how she does all her artwork. She creates scribbles in as many colors as possible! 


Lizzie watched me carefully and noticed that instead of coloring my feathers all one color, I was using different colors. The more she worked, the more creative she got. I love her multicolored feathers!



This was an easy project to set up and a nice way to create a beautiful picture!
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6 comments:

Growing a Jeweled Rose said...

very pretty feathers, and I love simple activities to put together ;)

Joyce said...

This is such a great activity to go along with your bird week! It's simple, but looks like it would entertain my son for quite some time. Her colorful feathers are really beautiful!

kate said...

Love this idea! Thanks!

LessonPlans-CraftGossip said...

These are so pretty! Just posted on Craft Gossip!

http://lessonplans.craftgossip.com/?p=5911

Annabella Merlin said...

This is a great and fun projects for kids! I love the designs and the colors used!

Annabella MErlin
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Jeanine H said...

thank you so much for this simple cute tutorial ;D

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