Making your own paper feathers is a fun and meditative activity. And the end result is so incredibly beautiful! Small sheets of origami paper are perfect for this craft, and that's we used for our paper feathers. METHOD: Fold a piece of paper in half. Glue one half with a glue stick, then place a piece of metal wire down the centre of the glued section. Now fold over the other half and crease. Trim the edges into the shape of a feather, and then cut dense fringe into either side of the metal wire to form narrow strips. For an even more striking look, you can always paint, spatter paint or add glitter to the feathers. A great alternative to ordinary feathers!