Painting With Feathers
Painting with feathers was such a fun, festive, process art activity leading up to Thanksgiving! I just ordered these feathers off of Amazon last week and have been so excited to incorporate them into some activities for Kade.
The idea behind "process art" is that the activity is more about the process itself than the end product. Yes, I save all of Kade's art work anyway because I think the "end product" of projects completed by a toddler are just so precious, but all the fun is definitely in the process. Kade loved "dipping" the feathers in the paint and watching what happened as he tapped or dragged them onto the paper. I loved the textured look that the feathers gave and the fall colors we used gave it the perfect festive touch.
We used non-toxic poster paint (that I typically buy from the craft section at Target) for this activity but I'm sure any paint would work just fine. Non-toxic is always key for us, though, because I looked away for a split second and Kade tasted a little bit of the paint. He didn't like it and it didn't happen again, but it always makes me feel less stressed with these little projects if I know I won't need the poison control number ready to go. ;)