Have you ever tried painting without a brush? That might sound crazy, but there are plenty of ways to paint without a brush such as kids painting with rolling pins and using q-tips to make q-tip star art. I have always wanted to try painting with feathers since we always have a stash of them in our craft closet. I wasn't sure how the feathers would work with paint or what my kids would think of the idea. Read on to see what happened.
Painting with Feathers
Supplies you will need:
- White paper
- Tempera Paint
To do this painting with feathers activity, pour a small amount of paint into a cup. We used three colors and I thought that was a good number to give variety and create interesting art. But feel free to use as many colors as you wish.
Provide your child with cups filled with paint, feathers and paper and just let them explore with the paint.
My daughter liked the textured paint effect that the feather provided.
The kids experimented with using the feathers to swirl and mix colors.
They also experimented with using the tip of the feather versus the entire flat side of the feather. Each produced a different effect.
We noticed that we could paint with the pointy side of the feather and it would work like a quill.
Check out our painting with feathers artwork! Who says you need to paint with a brush? Next time you are looking to add some variety to your painting experiences, open up a bag of feathers and have fun!
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Vicky @ Mess For Less
Thanks so much Meredith!
Meredith Magee Donnelly
Love this idea! Sharing tonight on the Homegrown Friends FB page!
Just featured this in my feathers roundup! http://craftulate.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/15-feather-crafts-for-children.html
Kristi@Creative Connections for Kids
I'm pinning this and will use this idea next year. I have a bunch of feathers and this will be so fun!
School Sparks Renee
Fun to see the kids experimenting with the feathers. Looks like fun! Renee
what a fun idea!!!