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06 Mar 2017
You Made It! I Love It!: Painted Feathers

I’m always on the lookout for fun projects for teens and tweens.  It’s often difficult to find something that can grab their attention and pull them away from their phones.  Case in point, we did a 12 year old Overnight Hotel party this past weekend. Even though we had a ton of activities, from photo ops,to fortune telling, to spa & makeup treatments, they still ended up with their nose pressed to their phones, exchanging pictures on instagram…

That may be why I was so attracted to this fun painted feather post over at soulmakes.  MacK and Trevor Mars have shared this simple, yet attractive craft in their easy to follow post.  The photos are great. They give awesome pointers about what type of feathers to use, how to layer colors, and offer up suggestions for cute uses for the feathers once they are completed.  They also include a link to Free People, the blog that inspired their post, which contains even more tips and pointers, should you feel you need for a bit more info.

Admittedly, this is not a craft I would take to a hotel room. I can just imagine the clean up! However, as it continues to rain here in California, it’s great to have something colorful, fun, and easy to chase away the wet, winter, blahs.  This craft gives new meaning to the adage of putting “a feather in your cap”.