“Five little ducks” is a beloved nursery rhyme that both kids and parents enjoy listening to. And it’s a great way for little ones to practice counting down from five! They can use their fingers for counting, or make these five little duck puppets to play with while singing the song!
Baby ducks (ducklings) really like to play and swim but they have to swim near their mother until they are fully grown. That way they’ll be safe in the water where mother duck can protect them. These duck crafts are perfect for acting out the song… make sure to keep them close together, and don’t let the ducklings get lost!
- 1 paper towel roll
- Cardstock paper: beige, brown and yellow
- Craft paint: beige
- 2 big googly eyes
- Brown pencil
- Black marker
Start by painting the paper roll beige and let it dry completely. In the meantime draw on beige card stock paper two big ovals: one for the body and the other one for the head. Draw also the tail on the same beige card stock paper and cut everything out. You will need a yellow beak and the two wings made from brown card stock paper.
Let’s assemble the body by gluing the tail behind one of the beige ovals. The wings are glued next, one wing is tucked behind the body and the other one comes on top of the oval.
Use a brown pencil for the details and a black marker for the feathers on the wing.
Next step is to put together the head. The beak will be glued in the middle of the other oval and the mother duck’s smile is drawn with a black marker.
The googly eyes are glued on top of the beak and the black marker is used again to make the eyelashes.
Once the body and head are done, we can go ahead and assemble mother duck by gluing the two ovals on the painted paper roll. The head is glued to the top and the body at the bottom. The feather details on the neck are drawn with the brown pencil.
- 5 toilet paper rolls
- Cardstock paper: yellow, dark yellow and orange
- Craft paint: yellow
- 10 medium size googly eyes
- Brown pencil
- Black marker
Start by painting the toilet paper rolls yellow and let them dry completely. In the meantime draw the bodies and the heads on yellow card stock paper, the two wings on darker yellow paper and the beaks on orange paper. Cut all the parts out.
Glue the wings on the bodies; the big wings come on tops of the bodies, while the other ones are glued to the back of the bodies. Draw the feathers on the wings with a brown pencil.
Glue the beaks in the middle of the heads and the google eyes on top of the beaks. Use a black marker to draw the smiles.
Use a brown pencil for the details at the bottom of the bodies.
Last step is to put everything together and glue the heads and the bodies onto the yellow paper rolls.
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