We recently visited Dalkey Island for the first time. While there, we managed to bring home some of our usual nature finds- stones, shells, flowers and feathers. Inspired by that visit, and the freedom we felt while out in the middle of the sea, these crowns were created using some of the gorgeous black and white feathers we discovered. They are a super simple, quick craft that the kids are now asking to wear everywhere!
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- Gently hand wash feathers in dish soap and allow to fully dry.
- Cut the ribbon to fit the child's head, including some slack to tie.
- Snip pointy ends of feathers to remove sharp pieces.
- Arrange your leaves and feathers so that the larger pieces are in the back and smaller pieces are in the front.
- Use the glue from the glue gun to attach leaves and feathers.
- Allow the glue plenty of time to dry.
- Go adventuring in your new crowns!
A bit Peter Pan and the Lost Boys meets a cool, boho, hippie style. Anything to inspire the kids with another opportunity to play and imagine!
Dalkey Island and the feathers we found there inspired this project, but today we spent the day at the beach... I wonder what our next craft will be?! Let me know in the comment section below if you have an idea to use found feathers. We're always looking for a new way to use the pieces we find!