We love ducks: the way they waddle, the way they swim and the way they quack quack quack! It’s fun to teach children about unique parts of the duck. You can point out the duck bill, the webbed feet and how they work like paddles when they swim, and that their feathers are waterproof, how cool! Here is a super cute duck craft that you can play with once you’ve made it. Quack quack!
Things you’ll need
- Yellow, orange and white construction paper
- 2 Paper plates
- Googly eyes
- Glue stick
- Blue and white craft paint
- Paint brush
- Small jar lid
- Small bowl or larger jar lid
- Popsicle stick
First, paint most of one of your paper plates light blue for the sky.
To make the water for your duck to swim in, cut your second paper plate in half and paint it a darker shade of blue. Set both plates aside to dry.
Next, you can make your duck using the yellow construction paper. Trace your small jar lid (head) and bowl (body) with a pencil and cut them out. Cut straight across the large circle, leaving a little swoop for your ducktail. Cut out a small half circle for the duck’s wing and an orange triangle for the duck’s bill. Glue all of the parts together! You can use your marker to add some details to the bill and feathers.
Now you can flip your duck over and tape your popsicle stick into place.
Glue your googly eye into place. Your duck should look something like this!
Now that your paper plates are dry, you can finish creating the water. Cut a long slit towards the bottom of the light blue paper plate.
Next, trim the darker blue plate with a wavy line for your water effect.
Add glue to the big plate below the cut line you made and stick the water on top. Now you can cut out some fluffy white clouds for the sky above! Stick them in place with some glue as well.
Carefully feed your duck through the slit and watch your duck come to life in the water!
Quack quack! Happy swimming!
Do you love our swimming duck craft and want more ducks? Check out our version of Five Little Ducks, a great song to count along with and learn about numbers: Five Little Ducks
Here’s another adorable duck craft: Five Little Ducks & Mother Duck Craft
Here’s a super fun Five Little Ducks maze: Five Little Ducks – Maze
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