White Feathers For Craft Projects

White feathers are fun arts and crafts materials that add depth and texture to any craft project. They're also very easy to use especially for children since all you have to do with them is to glue them on surfaces. There are many craft projects that can be done with white feathers and here are three simple projects that your children can do during those boring afternoons or for their fashion and costume needs.

The first project can easily be done by smaller children. Kids as young as two years old can easily do this art project, with the supervision of an adult of course. White feathers are good materials when you want to introduce your child to animals, and in this project, you will be making the face of a chicken on cardboard paper. All you need are: one 8" x 10" cardboard paper in any colour  a pencil; a compass or small plate; one pack of small white feathers; glue; buttons; scissors; and one orange or yellow coloured paper.

The first step is to draw a circle in the middle of the cardboard. You can use a compass or trace around a small plate. Once you have the circle, let your child place glue all over the inside of the circle. Once the glue is in place, let your child glue all the white feathers that he wants. Once the feathers are in place, put glue on the back of the buttons and tell your child to place the buttons where the eyes of the chicken should be. Cut out a small triangle out of the orange or yellow coloured paper, and tell your child to glue the triangle where the beak of the chicken should be placed. Once everything is dry, you can hang it on a wall and your child now has an instant portrait of a chicken--with real feathers that he can touch.

The second project can be done by an older child, around 5 years old. If your child has an upcoming ballet dance or costume party, making a mask full of white feathers is the ultimate accessory. If your child wants to be the white swan in the famous Swan Lake ballet story, the white feather eye mask suits the fantasy perfectly. All you need are: a paper mache mask that can be bought from a local craft store; glue; and a pack of white feathers. Let your child put glue all over the mask. Let it stay for a few seconds before she applies the white feathers. She can then start to cover the entire mask with the white feathers. Once the glue dries, your child can now wear the mask together with her white ballet costume for that ballet recital or her Halloween trick or treat.

Older children in the ages of 8-10 are already conscious of fashion and their appearances so many of them already want to have their trendy and eye catching accessories. You can help your child create one-of-a-kind fashion accessories with simple white feathers. Putting white feathers on a headband or a hair accessory can make them look fancier. If your child has a black or white headband lying around the house, you can buy a pack of white feathers, and beads or sequins from the local craft store. Your child can glue about 3-5 feathers on one side of the headband and place beads and sequins over the stem area of the feathers. It has a 1920's retro look to it but if your child goes to a special event like a party or a restaurant dinner with the family, it will make her feel dressed up and put together.

If your child also has necklaces or earrings that she's already bored with, she can tie a small string on the stem of the feather, tie it on a jump ring or a chain on the necklace and this instantly adds a bohemian flare to any fashion accessory. Boho chic is a fashion trend that's hot today and she can turn those accessories of hers that's gathering dust into hip and happening accessories that she can wear to school.

There are many craft projects that children can do with white feathers. For smaller children, creating animal crafts with white feathers are a perfect way to teach them about animals. For older children, white feathers are perfect embellishments for their accessories and costumes.

We stock a wide range of feathers to buy at Anycraft-UK which you can see by clicking here

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