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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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her at Better Than Homework where she shares fun learning activities or Creative Family Fun where she shares art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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