Girl with feathers, RSPB Wildlife Explorers at The Lodge

Make a feather fan

A quick, fan-tastic craft idea!

Stuff you need

You will need:

  • Pictures of birds
  • Real feathers (optional)
  • Card
  • Feather template (print out the downloadable sheet)
  • Crayons, pens and pencils
  • Coloured card, paper (wrapping paper; fabric, sequins, sparkles etc!)
  • Scissors
  • Paper fasteners

Stay safe!

Be careful using scissors. Ask an adult to help if you need to.

Step-by-step guide

  1. Look at some pictures of birds and/or some real feathers to give you ideas about the many ways you can decorate your paper ‘feathers’. Each feather can be decorated the same way, or different every time.
  2. Make yourself eight or more feather shapes using a template you have printed off.
  3. Colour your feathers with paint, sparkly collage, felt pen or whatever you have to hand.
  4. Join them all together with a paper fastener as shown.
  5. Fan your fan – fantastic!