Hello all! This week, we played around with pastels and watercolors to make some pretty and easy art. These pastel and watercolor peacock feathers were so quick and easy to make that my little one and I got a little carried away and ended up making a bunch. All you need for these are watercolor paper, oil pastels and some watercolors.
I am certain I have mentioned this before, but owls are my favorite animal. They have been my favorite since I was a little girl. When I was a young artist, they were also my favorite art subject & they still are today.
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I wanted to make an owl craft with my daughter. We had some craft feathers handy & I thought that they would be perfect. They were perfect, but it turns out that they made a perfect paint brush instead of a craft material. I used the feather to press & brush acrylic paint across a piece of watercolor paper. I showed my daughter what I was doing & asked her if she wanted to make one of her own. She did, so she set up shop next to me.
When the paint dried, I glued on eyes & a beak & my daughter began to work on hers as well.
She chose her own colors & dipped her feathers into the different colored paints.
Pressing the feathers onto the paper can get messy on the fingers, but luckily my daughter is no stranger to messes.
I watched as she formed symmetrical patterns with her feathers. While she worked, she explained “Mama, I don’t want to make an owl. I am going to make a butterfly. Can you see my wings?”
She asked me to help her cut antennae out of pipe cleaners. She glued on a piece of paper for the head & drew on some eyes.
Her butterfly was a great idea & it came out adorable.
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