Duck Craft - duck template included!

This duck craft is such a fun activity to use alongside the 5 little ducks went swimming one day nursery rhyme! We have included a free printable duck template to make this 5 little ducks activity really easy to make with your toddlers and preschoolers. Just download and print the duck craft template and follow the step by step instructions to make your own 5 little ducks went swimming one day gift bag!

duck craft - duck template included


This 5 little ducks went swimming one day activity is so much fun to pair with the nursery rhyme! Engage your toddlers and preschoolers while you make the duck craft to get them engaged in play. You can even make 5 duck crafts and turn them into puppets by adding a craft stick to the back for even more fun.

If you're looking for more nursery rhyme activity ideas, check out this 5 little ducks egg carton craft or these nursery rhyme playdough mats!


duck craft


Below you'll find step by step instructions for how to make your 5 little ducks went swimming one day activity using our free printable duck craft template! Toddlers and preschoolers will have so much fun helping put this together as they sing along with the nursery rhyme!

SCROLL DOWN FOR THE FREE PRINTABLE DUCK CRAFT TEMPLATE


5 little ducks went swimming one day craft or activity

5 Little Ducks Craft


Supplies for your duck craft:


  • Duck Craft Template
  • Cardstock (yellow, orange, blue, light blue)
  • White Paper Gift Bags 
  • Blue Paint 
  • Foam Paint Brush 
  • Glue Stick 
  • Scissors
  • Pencil 
  • Black Marker 
  • Googly Eyes

How to make your duck craft:



STEP 1: Gather your supplies


Before you get started with your duck craft, make sure to gather up all your supplies! It makes it so much easier when you aren't chasing down all your supplies - especially with toddlers and preschoolers involved in the process.

Be sure to download and print off your duck craft template. You can find it by scrolling down below.

duck craft


STEP 2: Prepare your duck craft template and body parts


Assuming you have your duck craft template downloaded and printed off, it's time to cut it out! Once you've done that, you'll start to cut out the duck body parts on card stock.

Trace the body of the duck, the head of the duck, and the wings from the template onto yellow cardstock and cut them out. Then trace the beak and feet onto orange cardstock and those out. Lastly, cut a small strip of both yellow and orange cardstock.

duck template



STEP 3: Assemble duck's head


First things first - we need to assemble the duck's head! Glue the beak and googly eyes onto the duck's head as shown below.

5 little ducks craft


STEP 4: Attach the duck's head to the body


Now that you assembled the duck's head, you're going to attach it to the body. Take the yellow strip of cardstock and fold into the shape of an M. Then, glue one end of the strip onto the duck's body and the other end onto the head.

5 little ducks went swimming one day craft or activity


STEP 5: Attach the duck's wings and feet to the body


Next, glue the wings onto the duck, slightly flapping them up. Take both orange strips of cardstock and fold them into the shape of an M. Then, glue one end of the strips onto the duck's body and the other end onto the feet.

duck nursery rhyme craft or activity

ALTERNATIVE IDEA : If you want to turn your ducks into puppets rather than gifts bags add a craft stick to the back of the ducks. You could make 5 to use as you sing the nursery rhyme '5 Little Ducks'.


STEP 6: Assemble puddle


Next, we're going to start on the puddle your duck will sit on. Trace the puddle template onto blue cardstock and cut it out. Then, trace it onto light blue cardstock and out the strips from it as shown below.




Once you've done that, glue the light blue strips onto the blue puddle pieces.


puddle craft



STEP 6: Assemble gift bags


For the last step, it's time to assemble the gift bags! Glue the duck on top of the puddle and then paint the gift bags with a thin coat of paint using a foam paint brush. Be sure to allow the paint to dry completely before continuing.


gift bag craft

Now, glue the duck and puddle onto the gift bag and then cut out droplets of water from blue cardstock. Glue the droplets onto the gift bags as shown below.


duck craft. duck template included

For even more fun we have the 5 speckled frogs version coming soon! 

duck craft. duck template included

DOWNLOAD THE FREE PRINTABLE DUCK CRAFT TEMPLATE BELOW

To download this duck template for free click on the link below and add $0. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

duck template included


duck craft. duck template included


You now have a fun duck craft to go with the 5 little ducks went swimming one day theme! Have fun with your toddlers and preschooler making these adorable duck gift bags and puppets.

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