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Re: Feathers for art classes

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From: croberts (croberts_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Aug 03 2002 - 02:34:58 PDT


They tell you to "zap" moss in the microwave to kill any "bugs" before using
it on a wreath.
Carolyn

> Especially for Native American projects , I like to use real feathers. I
> collect them over the year when I'm at the lake beach. Mostly sea gull
> feathers. I heard that they can carry germs. I've tried washing them in
soapy
> water but it takes the oil and wonderful shape out of the feather. My
> girlfriend said that you can put them in the microwave and kill off the
> germs. Has anyone heard of this or done this! Many thanks! Gail

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