Paper Plate Swimming Duck Craft

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Paper Plate Swimming Duck Craft

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!

Paper Plate Swimming Duck Craft

Things you’ll need

  • Yellow, orange and white construction paper
  • 2 Paper plates
  • Scissors
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue stick
  • Blue and white craft paint
  • Paint brush
  • Markers
  • Small jar lid
  • Small bowl or larger jar lid
  • Pencil
  • Popsicle stick
Paper Plate Swimming Duck Craft

First, paint most of one of your paper plates light blue for the sky.

Paper Plate Swimming Duck Craft

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.

Paper Plate Swimming Duck Craft

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.

Paper Plate Swimming Duck Craft

Now you can flip your duck over and tape your popsicle stick into place.

Paper Plate Swimming Duck Craft

Glue your googly eye into place. Your duck should look something like this!

Paper Plate Swimming Duck Craft

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.

Paper Plate Swimming Duck Craft

Next, trim the darker blue plate with a wavy line for your water effect.

Paper Plate Swimming Duck Craft

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.

Paper Plate Swimming Duck Craft

Carefully feed your duck through the slit and watch your duck come to life in the water!

Paper Plate Swimming Duck Craft

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

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