Paper Plate Duck

We really dove into our love for animals this past week. We visited the zoo and a farm owned by the local park system. This paper plate duck is a fun activity to do after a trip to see animals or just anytime you are looking for something cute and simple to keep your child busy for a little bit!

Materials Needed

Paper Plate

Yellow Paint

Yellow Construction paper

Orange Construction Paper

Glue

Scissors

Googly Eye

Large Plastic Sandwich Bag (This is optional, you can paint with a paintbrush, hands, sponge, ect.)

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I started by cutting a paper plate in half and putting it and some yellow paint in the large sandwich bag. This is how we paint on days when I do not feel like cleaning up a big mess. If Mr. Not So Crafty is home, we usually embrace the messy art, but when he’s not, sometimes we will use this easy to clean up method!

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After the paper plate is painted, we left it to dry while we played for awhile. After it dried, I cut out a head, two feet, and a beak for the duck. If your child is over four, try drawing the shapes and let them do the cutting! Cutting is great fine motor skill practice.

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I flipped the paper plate over and let my little one glue on the duck parts where she wanted them.

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After the glue dried a bit, I flipped it back over and helped my daughter add the eye. If your little ones like this, also check out our Paper Plate Flamingo and our Paper Plate Pig.

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11 thoughts on “Paper Plate Duck”

  1. I like seeing the first stage or just the pieces of a craft project and watching it take shape. This is awesome!

  2. I LOVE your paper-plate-animal-craft series! This duck is definitely the cutest one yet!!! Keep the cute ideas coming! 🙂

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