Feather pattern templates are downloadable for printing on paper or card stock. The printed feathers are cut out and used in a variety of arts and crafts. Thanksgiving turkeys and Native American headbands are two examples of what the feathers are used for.
There are templates available to make colorful, life-like paper feathers to use as gift toppers, hat decorations, and wedding boutonnières. These feathers can also be placed in shadow boxes and on wreaths. The paper feathers are simple to make and are a fun craft for children. Other templates are available for quilters to use to draw feather-shaped patterns for stitching into fabrics.