The dollar store is a great resource for finding feathers, glitter and other inexpensive decorations for all your crafting needs. Glitter makes everything better! If it were up to me, I'd add a bit of glitter to every craft we make. Silver is perfect for swans but gold, blue, pink... whatever you happen to have... are all fun too!
OK... maybe glitter doesn't make EVERYTHING better. We had an "incident" when Kaitlyn was about 4 years old. She "borrowed" mommy's special gold glitter. It was grown up glitter that's finer (smaller particles) and more expensive than the children's glitter you buy at the dollar store. It was more like gold dust... and Kaitlyn, in her wonderful imaginative way, blew it all over her bedroom... I wish I could have peered inside her brain to experience the wonderful fantasy world that must have been a part of her experience in that moment. Everything was covered in gold dust and despite my best attempts to clean it all up we were still finding glitter in her bedroom nearly a decade later!
It was a horrifyingly wonderful parenting experience and is likely at least partially responsible for my ongoing love of glitter!
- Markers (or something to colour with)
- White paper
- Glue stick
- White feathers (optional)
- Glitter (optional)
- Cut out and colour the swan template or draw your own.
- Trace about 3 handprints on another sheet of white paper (or more, depending on how you’d like the swans feathers to look).
- Cut out your hand prints.
- Take your hand prints and glue them to the back of the swan cut out to make them look like feathers.
You can be finished here, or you can keep following the instructions to make
your swan even more beautiful!!
- Glue white feathers to the top of the hand prints. You can also choose to add glitter or silver leaf onto the top of the leaves!
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).