Feather Painting for Kids

Explore visual arts with your preschoolers while learning about birds with this Feather Painting for Kids. You’re definitely not going to want to miss this quick and easy painting for kids activity that’s perfect for your next safari preschool theme!

collage of feather painting for kids images with text: Feather Painting Process Art Painting for KidsWe’re working on wrapping up our safari preschool theme and this week, we’re going on a “Backyard Safari,” which means topics such as Grass, Bird, Water, Beetle, and Tree.

preschooler using feather to paint on white cardstockToday’s feather painting activity was not only an engaging and hands-on way to learn more about birds, but it was also great for strengthening fine motor skills.

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feather on white painted cardstockWe love open-ended art activities like this feather painting. Children get the opportunity to practice important early learning skills such as creative thinking, problem-solving, and of course fine motor skills in a fun and meaningful way.

preschooler's feather painting process art on white cardstockPreschoolers really do learn best through play and process art is perfect for keeping little hands busy during read alouds. Painting activities are a great sensory experience as well as a unique opportunity to explore new materials and mediums.

preschooler using feather to paint on cardstockFeather Painting for Kids


  • Craft Feathers
  • Paper
  • Paint

preschooler using feather as paintbrush to make feather process artSet out paper, feathers, and paint on a tray. Encourage the child to explore the feathers and paint. Paint with feathers.

preschooler's feather process artFeather activities for preschoolers are perfect for just about any theme that includes birds. You can use activities with feathers to learn about going on safari or even visiting the zoo.

preschooler's feather paintingDon’t forget to check back if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to next week with our safari theme from Experience Preschool!

collage of feather painting for kids images with text: Feather Painting Process Art for Preschoolers