Learn how to clean feathers you collect and use the for crafts in 6 simple steps!If you want to collect feathers with your family, clean them from any bad bugs like mites and use them safely in crafting stuff with your kids - then this is the recipe for you.Feathers make a great addition to crafting interesting designs with the kids and really getting their creativity going, or even to be used in your own homemade dreamcatchers.
Anti-bacterial Laundry Detergent
Make sure you are not breaking the law with the feathers you collect!
Get rid of any mites using a toothbrush, putting the feathers in a freezer, or put mothballs with the feathers into a container
Sanitize the feathers using rubbing alcohol and hydrogen peroxide
Feathers, Rubbing Alcohol, Hydrogen Peroxide
Clean the feathers with a watery solution of hand soap
Feathers, Hand Soap
Dry the feathers using a hairdryer
Use steam to fluff the feathers with a steamer or the steam from boiling water
Feathers, Boiling Water
Preserve your feathers using Citronella Oil or Boric Acid and store in an airtight container
Feathers, Citronella Oil, Boric Acid
Most of the time it takes to clean feathers properly is getting rid of the mites. The best way is to put the feathers in an airtight container and then in the freezer and leave it in there for 48 hours.Once that's done, the rest should be doable within an hour - so don't be disheartened! It's worth the process to get nice, clean, fluffy feathers that are safe for you and your children to use in crafts!
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