Friday Showcase- Painting with Feathers



My girls love bird books.  They love to go to the nonfiction section at the library and pick out the kind that identify the different types of birds, you know the books that are like thousands of pages long.  I love that they enjoy these types of books but I also try to get them to check out the kind I can actually read to them.  I found a cute one simply called “Birds”.

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As we read it we came to a page that talked about how the sky would look if birds painted with their tail feathers.  So we decided to try and recreate that page by painting with feathers. 

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I had the girls water color their papers blue first.  Then they picked out what colors they wanted in their skies.  I gave them a different feather for each color, ( I’m very anal about having the colors mix) and they began creating.  They loved it and asked to do more. 

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7 Responses to “Friday Showcase- Painting with Feathers”

  1. jennifer

    That is a great idea. I will be doing this for sure in my preschool class.

    Thanks for sharing a great idea with Friday Showcase!!!!

    May 29th, 2009 at 7:34 am
     
  2. Michelle

    This is so cute…we love painting with new and different things! Emily would love this…thanks for sharing!!!

    May 29th, 2009 at 7:48 am
     
  3. Bobbi

    I really like learning about new books to read to the kids. Thanks for the project and book choice!

    May 30th, 2009 at 3:51 am
     
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