We made some beautiful brightly colored feathers to practice scissor skills and fine motor control. We have been learning about feathers and plan on using them for some Native American crafts for Thanksgiving, but they are so lovely you could make them any time of year.
Little Tiger has been teaching Little Dragon how to use his Training Scissors (affiliate link) that are spring loaded to make learning the cutting motion easier. They both really enjoy teaching and learning from each other so I have been coming up with ideas to help nurture their behavior, plus I love watching my daughter and son act so grown up.
Paper Feather Craft
Craft paper (we used Cardstock-affiliate link)
1. Draw feather outlines with a line down the middle of the feather.
2. Have child cut out feathers and make small cuts toward the center of the feather all around the edge.
Fringing may be a bit difficult so you can draw a few lines for the child to cut on and have tape handy in case they cut through the feather (which I accidentally did…thank goodness I’m practicing my scissor skills!). My son cut through his feathers which I was thrilled about because he is 2 and is still learning how to hold scissors and move them up and down.
Once all the feathers are cut you can have the child glue them to paper to make a collage, tie them to a string and make a mobile, or whatever creative thing your child comes up with :).
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