Fun with Feathers: Creative Art by Children

May 16, 2012

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I know Mother’s Day has passed but I just had to share one more post featuring this special day. We celebrated Mother’s Day by spending the day dealing with real-life motherhood! In our home, we have been sick for over three weeks. One kiddo started with a virus, passed it to the second kiddo and then both kiddos were kind enough to share the virus with Mommy and Daddy. Consequently, we spent Mother’s Day just trying not to feel totally miserable, sitting outside in the lovely spring air, watching the children play outside. Putting the sickness aside, the day was pleasantly nice and quiet.

My mother’s day weekend began with a lovely surprise bouquet of flowers from the children. They pick flowers for me almost daily but they went all out on this spring bouquet. These backyard bouquets full of love for Mommy are one of the highlights of motherhood for me. They simply make my heart smile.

But that was just the beginning to their creative surprises . . .

Fabulous Feather Creations

On Mother’s Day the children found a bag of feathers left over from a Sunday School project. One dollar worth of feathers turned into an afternoon full of creativity and extraordinary Mother’s Day gifts for yours truly.The children came up with these projects completely on their own. I was certainly in no shape to contribute to their ingenuity. I cherish these opportunities when I get to sit back and watch my little kiddos blossom!


  • small colored feathers
  • toothpicks
  • twist ties
  • clear tape (lots and lots of tape!)

I was first presented with two feathery swimming fish . . .

Next, a hummingbird flew in for a visit.

After a bit of trial and error, two delicate hummingbirds fluttered on over my way . . .

But what are all hummingbirds searching for? Colorful flowers full of sweet nectar, of course . . .

Before long I had a garden of colorful, wispy flowers to share with the hummingbirds . . .

And just like in nature, the hummingbirds were engineered to drink nectar right from the flowers! Mother’s day gifts don’t get any better than this!

I am totally captivated by my two little artistic geniuses. Just as a mother should be.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Life with Jeannine

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Ellie May 28, 2012 at 8:00 am

Your children are delightful and so creative! I’m glad to hear you had a happy Mother’s Day, despite the nasty cold going around your family.
Happy Spring!

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