Duck crafts are large in number because they are just so popular. They are the perfect thing for any age group, especially the young ones! They can be completed using a variety of materials, such as pipe cleaners, straws, and cotton balls. There are also a wide variety of patterns you can use with the materials to create different objects.
Duck crafts are an inexpensive way to encourage preschoolers to explore their creativity and build their knowledge of items around them.
For preschoolers, a duck might be a fun, colorful, and easy-to-follow craft to make. If you’ve been looking for a fun and easy project to teach preschoolers about fashion and art, try these adorable duck crafts.
5 Best Duck Crafts for Preschoolers
Duck can keep your little ones entertained for hours on end making them an ideal craft for preschoolers. Some of the easiest duck crafts for preschoolers include:
1. Duck From A Paper Plate
Building a DIY Duck From A Paper Plate can be achieved with a few simple steps.
- Cover the plate with duct tape and secure it.
- Cut out your duck pattern from paper, and trace it onto the plate.
- Cut out and peel away the paper from around the duck cutout, leaving the body of your duck intact
- Carefully remove all of the scraps, peeling them off of your duck before adding another layer of paper.
- Dab glue on one edge of your pattern to stick it onto your duck for stabilization before wrapping back around and securing it again.
2. DIY Mallard And Yellow Duck Finger Puppet
DIY Mallard And Yellow Duck Finger Puppets are fun and easy to make. They can be used for decoration or as a gift.
- Cut out a big circle from a yellow card-like paper and draw the body of the bird on it.
- Cut out four big circles from a green card-like paper and place one under each leg of the bird.
- Cut out two small circles from a yellow card-like paper and place them on top of each head.
3. DIY Paper Rainy Day Duck
This DIY paper rainy day duck is a simple project that can be completed in just a few minutes. It is an easy and inexpensive craft to make for the entire family. The duck has five simple parts: a body, eyes, beak, wings, and tail feathers. It is made out of a regular 8-by-11 sheet of paper.
- The first step is to fold the paper in half twice and crease it every inch or so along the fold line. This will create the head and neck of your duck as well as a small opening for his/her mouth.
- Next, cut out two oval shapes from the bottom corners of each wing and one oval shape from each side of the tail feather – these will become your duck’s feet and his/her rear end respectively.
- Finally, cut two triangular shapes from the top corners of each wing which will become your bird’s wings before cutting one long length below that into four pieces which will be folded into your duck’s body.
- Now that your duck is all cut out, put him/her together by inserting the head at the bottom of the body and then placing one foot in each corner of the body. Make sure to leave a hole where you will eventually place his/her beak so it doesn’t get lost once you’re done with him/her!
- Finally, tie a knot near the head to secure everything before cutting a small strip from one wing which will serve as your duck’s tail.
- Now that you’re done with your duck, use two small strips of ribbon (or one long piece) to tie around the neck to make a bow and you’re all done!
4. Duck Paper Bag Puppet
This paper bag puppet is perfect for kids of all ages. With just a few steps, you can create a cute puppet that will be loved by everyone.
- Cut out the duck body from the brown paper bag
- Cut out two black buttons for the eyes
- Hole punch four holes in the front of the bag and thread string through them to make ties
- Draw a face with a white crayon or marker
- Spread a white crayon or marker in front of your mouth to resemble a beak
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5. Craft Foam Handprint Duck
A handprint duck is a cute, colorful gift that can be personalized. They are not only fun to make, but they also look good on shelves and in children’s bedrooms. These ducks are easy to make and one of the most popular ones is the handprint duck.
- Cut out a piece of craft foam that is slightly bigger than the handprint shape you wish to create.
- Using a craft knife, cut out the shape you wish to create your foamy handprint with.
- Heat your glue gun and apply hot glue onto both sides of the foam and press it onto the back of the paper handprint template. Allow it to cool for a few minutes
- Fill in the handprint shape with your choice of foam, such as orange. This is where you can add some creative flair with a funky color!
- Finally, use a craft paintbrush to paint on the fingerprints left on the paper handprint template.
There are endless ideas that you can work on when it comes to creating things inspired by the duck character. You could create a duck using recycled paper or use paper plates to create a duck face. While creating such shapes and designs, you imbibe creativity in your kids and give them the flexibility to create something based on their imaginations.
You surely will have a great time when trying any of these ideas with your kids. We have tried to keep it simple and give out ideas that require minimal materials that can be easily used by your children at home.