Walking through the duck run, I noticed all those feathers. Normally, we collect some, specifically the kids collect some and keep them in random areas – like the flower puts, a vase, on the table, in their room, … well, pretty much anywhere. 🙂
Suddenly I thought we could do some little experiment and I remembered making quills out of feathers when I was a kid. I don’t think we had duck feathers, typically rather random birds.
So we created some quills out of some duck feathers. They have the big advantage that the quill is actually pretty long already. Still not long enough to actually handle them properly though. Shaved some of the vane off and it was much better.
Still very basic – I think you had to heat the tip up gently to make it harder. Maybe we’ll be redoing this this another time with a bit more research. For now not too bad.