When you think of Easter animals we’re betting you normally think chicks, sheep, and of course, bunnies.
But there’s one Easter animal that’s usually left out – ducklings!
They’re super cute, and dare we say even cuter than fluffy chicks! For this reason, we created a cute duck handprint craft.
It’s an easy Easter craft for kids that’s not only fun to create but is also quick to make and doesn’t involve any paint.
Be sure to download the free template to make it even easier! This is a fun craft to make at home or at school!
Handprint Duckling Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Duckling template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the duckling template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Trace your child’s hand onto a yellow or brown piece of paper and cut the handprint out.
Glue the duckling’s head to the thumb of the handprint.
Place the bill halfway on the edge of the head and glue it in place.
Position the eye just to the left and slightly above the bill and glue it down.
Glue the cheek just below the eye.
Finish it off by gluing the legs to the bottom and back of the handprint duck body.
Can you believe how easy this craft is?! It’s great for little kids!
More Easter Activities For Kids
If you want some more easy Easter ideas for kids to do this spring season, check out all of our other ideas below!
Books are one of the best ways to introduce a theme or holiday to children. There are so many great Easter books for kids, but these are some of our favorites. Grab them from the library or buy them to add to your child’s collection!
Happy Easter Mouse – Everyone knows Mouse from the classic If You Give A Mouse A Cookie book, but now he’s back and ready to celebrate Easter! Kids will love watching him as he goes on an Easter egg hunt!
Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure – Join Pete as he races to help the Easter bunny just in time for Easter! This is another new classic kids rate as a must-have!
It’s Not Easy Being A Bunny – Follow PJ the bunny as he tries to discover what kind of animal he’d rather be instead of a bunny! It’s a silly story with a great lesson.
There’s a ton more choices of Easter crafts for kids too!
For bunnies, check out this popsicle stick Easter bunny craft, this handprint bunny craft, or this paper plate bunny craft.
If you have time, you have to try out these chick crafts as well:
If sensory play is one of your kid’s favorite try out this Easter sensory bin. It’s great for kids who love exploratory play and who are working on color matching. This Easter play dough kit is another fun option!
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More Fun Ideas
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Duckling template
- Download the duckling template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Trace your child's hand onto a yellow or brown piece of paper and cut the handprint out.
- Glue the duckling's head to the thumb of the handprint.
- Place the bill halfway on the edge of the head and glue it in place.
- Position the eye just to the left and slightly above the bill and glue it down.
- Glue the cheek just below the eye.
- Finish it off by gluing the legs to the bottom and back of the handprint duck body.
Free Duckling Template
Free Printable Duck Template
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Spring is here, and we are so happy about it! We are always excited to watch these irresistibly adorable baby ducklings at our neighborhood pond.
My kids are fascinated at the way ducks dip their heads in the water!
This very cute printable duck template will capture your kid’s attention.
Making this easy cut out duck template will encourage your preschoolers to develop their creative skills and imagination.
This adorable printable baby duck template is also a perfect craft idea during rainy days and can be added to preschool lesson plans or story time.
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Duck Template Materials Needed:
Make your child’s finished duck template a forever memory by laminating it!
We use this laminator and cannot express how much we love it! It is not only inexpensive, it is SO easy to use!
Your kids will love seeing how much you adore their art work when you laminate and display it for years to come!
Looking for more spring and summer templates for your kids? Be sure to check out our Umbrella, Cloud and Rainbow template.
Ideas for Duck Template
We are happy to share with you all these brilliant ideas on how to incorporate this simple printable duck template in your daily life with your children.
1. Basic Math for Children
Five Little Ducks Nursery Rhyme is one of the popular rhymes for children that helps them recognize the numbers 1 to 5 and teaches early math skills.
The rhyme also has an associated finger play that allows toddlers to practice coordinating words and finger motions.
Learning to count is a basic skill that needs to be mastered at an early stage.
Toddlers and preschoolers will definitely love working through this cute printable duck template.
Print this easy little duck template and have fun singing all the adorable ducky songs you know! Learning is easy if your children are having fun.
2. Alphabet Recognition
This simple free printable duck template is a fantastic way to introduce little learners to the letters of the alphabet as well as the sounds the letters make.
Once your children are done making this easy cut-out preschool duck template, you can proceed in practicing the basic writings.
You can simply create a connect-the-dots letter D or alphabet tracing worksheet that will keep your kids occupied for a pretty long time.
3. Little Ducklings Storytime
Are your children having fun watching funny cartoon mother and baby ducks or love visiting real ones at parks or ponds near your home?
If so, we highly recommend these beautiful duckling books that are perfect for your little learners.
4. Easy Swimming Duck Craft
This simple felt board printable duck template gives your kids the opportunity to express their creative side.
Your little artist will have fun making this easy swimming duck craft during the spring season.
Simply color, trace, cut-out and glue this printable duck template to a paper plate that will serve as the pond.
The simple outline in this simple white duck template means it’s perfect for all kinds of craft ideas!
You can also use this lovely free printable little duck template as cutout decorations or invitation on several occasions.
Duck themes are fun at children’s parties!
We hope you enjoy some of our amazing ideas in maximizing the use of this printable duck template while spending quality time with your little ones.
Printable Duck Template:
By simply allowing your kids to experience outdoor activity such as feeding the little duckling will help them understand the importance of nature.
Your children will learn more than you can imagine by turning this free printable rubber ducky template into different useful craft ideas.
Whichever you prefer to incorporate this simple free printable duck template; we are glad to be part of your spring and summer craft activities.
Don’t forget to share your crafty ideas in the comment section.
When you have finished, be sure to share your creation on Simple Mom Project’s Facebook Page and follow me on Pinterest!
More Fun Spring and Summer Template
Practicing the letter D is much more fun when you’re creating a delightful, duck-inspired animal letter craft! We hope you’ll find this craft all it’s quacked up to be!
Here’s What You’ll Need
Instructions for Assembling Your Letter D Craft
- Print the D Is for Duck Craft templates.
- Cut out the templates and trace the letter D and the head, wing, beak, and feet onto card stock.
- Cut out the letter D and the duck pieces.
- Glue the letter D and the duck pieces onto a full sheet of card stock (we used green, but you can use any color you like) to form a duck.
- Affix a googly eye onto the duck’s head.
Learning with Your Letter D Craft
As you and your child assemble your D Is for Duck Craft, practice saying /d/–/d/–duck together. You can find more tips for working on pre-reading skills with your preschooler in this handy download.
We would LOVE to see how your ABC Crafts turn out! Please share your photos with us on our Facebook page, or tag your Instagram photos with the hashtag #allaboutABCcrafts!
Want More ABC Crafts?
Free Uppercase ABC Letter Crafts
For crafts that start with uppercase letters A through Z, get the complete printable set of ABC Craft for Uppercase Letters.
Free Lowercase ABC Letter Crafts
For crafts that start with lowercase letters A through Z, get the complete printable set of ABC Craft for Lowercase Letters.
Do the little ones love ducks? Make these duck crafts with your kids and make it a nice family activity.
Whether it’s in their bath or in the park, you can’t deny that kids have a fascination with ducks. Can we blame them? Rain or shine, these quacking companions are a delightful part of the world.
These adorable members of the animal kingdom offer some extraordinary educational opportunities because they’re super common. So, you can craft with your kids, then show them the real thing!
Let’s dive right into these twenty-one duck crafts!
1. Adorable Duck Finger Puppets
This is a great spring craft for kids, and it translates beautifully into a preschool classroom thanks to the minimal supplies. The result? A colorful finger puppet for kids to play, act, and learn with.
When I say minimal supplies, I really mean it! All you need to get this craft ready to go is some cardstock, some googly eyes, and mini cupcake liners to make the paper wings.
Pro tip: You can pre-cut the supplies, so younger kids don’t have to handle scissors, and the duckies will come together even faster.
2. Genius Paper Plate Duck Pond
Who knew ducks and magnetism would fit together so well? This craft combines them effortlessly, offering your kids a fun new toy that teaches them about magnetism’s properties through play!
The keys to this clever craft lie in paper clips and a magnetic wand-like one here. With paper clips attached to the ducks, kids can move them around by dragging the rod beneath the paper “pond”.
Don’t just stand aside! With spring on the horizon, you can join in on the fun and make some spring home décor as your little ones create their ponds.
3. Printable Mallard Ducks
Mallard ducks are the most common species in the States, so of course, we have to dedicate a craft to them. Enter these adorable printable mallard ducks.
This is the perfect activity to keep young kids busy and happy because all they need to do is color in the lines! Let them use pencils or invest in a starter set of watercolors like these for future craft endeavors.
4. Duck Pond Paper Plate Rockers
Next up, we have a cute little craft that mimics the motion of a duck gliding along a pond’s surface. How perfect is this for a kid in love with ducks?
You need minimal supplies to keep this craft afloat. Still, I really recommend springing for the self-adhesive googly eyes (like these). They just add so much life to the rocking ‘n’ rolling ducks!
5. Splashing Duck Paper Craft
Speaking of ducks in ponds, here’s a quick and easy craft to put the splash in your family crafting afternoon. The colorful, whimsical result would look perfect framed in a nursery or kid’s room!
The original craft tutorial features a printable template, but if you’re feeling extra creative, help your kids create their very own duckies. Add some googly eyes for a little extra life, and you’re done.
6. Cupcake Liner Duckies
These cupcake liner ducks can go on pretty much anything, but I love the idea of creating a birthday card with this technique. What grandparent wouldn’t love receiving a handmade card from their grandchild?
All you need to crank this one out are some yellow cupcake liners (both standard and mini), cardstock to form the scenery, and some googly eyes. Help your kids write a heartfelt message inside to finish.
Need a gift to go with the card? Help your kids make these adorable DIY Bottlecap Candles for an exceptional handmade gift.
7. Paper Plate Duck Mask
Next up, we have the answer to the last-minute costume dilemma: a paper plate duck mask! If Halloween has snuck up on you, or your child’s school is holding a dress-up day, this is the craft for you.
I love the masquerade-like construction of this mask, so it’s easy for the kids to whip on and off at will. Make sure to use biodegradable paper straws like these for the stick, as plastic ones hurt our Earth.
Check out more Halloween crafts here.
8. Rubber Duck Sensory Bag
Sensory toys are sweeping the internet thanks to their applications for childhood development. A fun activity for your little one can help them improve their spatial reasoning and sensory understanding.
Enter this lovely sensory duck pond. This is so easy to create for your toddler. It’s brightly colored, and the myriad sensations are remarkable for their development. Not to mention, it’s mess-free!
9. Five Little Ducks Egg Carton
We’ve all heard of the ‘Five Little Ducks’, right? Well, turns out all you need is an egg carton and some foam to bring them to life!
If you’ve got older kids, you can sit down and make this sensory duck pond with them. However, it’s also a great toy for younger kids; you’ll just have to make it beforehand.
Play the nursery rhyme ‘Five Little Ducks’, sing-along, and have a blast, all thanks to an egg carton!
10. Adorable Paper Bag Ducks
These paper bag ducks are the perfect educational tool, and they get your kids involved in both making and playing with them! Whip out an old lunch bag and some construction paper to get started.
If you’ve got a younger child, set them to work on painting the white bag yellow. They can get as messy as they like! I recommend using washable, non-toxic poster paint like this to get the job done.
Speaking of ways to keep little ones busy, have you tried any of these fun crafts?
11. Simple and Sweet Pom Pom Ducklings
This may be the cutest DIY on the list because it embraces our favorite little birds’ fuzziness. These chubby yellow soft toys will brighten your child’s room easily and give them something to cuddle.
These pom pom ducklings are an excellent avenue for getting your kids into sewing, without any actual sewing. The critical component is yellow yarn (try this soft one).
12. Duck and Ducklings Costume Feet
Want to take the paper plate mask from earlier to the next level? Combine it with these simple ducking costume feet for an outfit that will set your little ones a-waddle.
These fit easily over standard shoes, so they’re perfect for sending with your kids to school. To get this done, all you’ll need is some orange felt sheets (here) and some elastic to attach the feet. Easy!
13. Rubber Duck Sensory Bins
Here’s another sensory bin activity to add to the list. These inspire kids to explore their senses and their imagination in tandem, encouraging healthy development and a sense of play.
In other words, you really can’t have too many of these. There are two variations: one uses water, and the other uses shaving cream. Outside play is recommended for both, as this can get messy quickly!
Grab some washable rubber duckies like these to get started. These can be re-used every time you rotate your sensory bin, so it’s not too hard on your wallet either.
14. Duck Pond Play Dough
Speaking of ways to use those little rubber ducks, this duck pond plays dough activity is yet another way to encourage your kids’ imagination! There are no limits here, so experiment with different materials.
The base of this craft is, of course, blue play-dough. You can make some at home or simply buy a sizeable portion here. From there, try adding glass gems, rocks, wood, fake foliage, and more!
Double down on the play dough pond with some other indoor activities your kids will love. I’ve got a whole list of them here!
15. Folded Paper Ducks Craft
Here’s a quick and easy way to create a paddling of ducks (yep, when they’re swimming, a group of ducks is called a paddling!).
These are made from paper, then decorated with anything you might have lying around. So, the duckies excellent for an impromptu craft session. Use the template or help your kids make their own.
16. Rainy Day Paper Ducks
If a rainy day has caught you and your kids by surprise, why not embrace it with this adorable craft idea? A collection of rainy-day paper ducks goes beautifully on any window, brightening up a grey day.
The original tutorial uses tissue paper on the umbrella, but you can take this one step further! Intersperse the tissue paper squares with colored cellophane for a shiny, wet, rainy look.
Check out more paper crafts like this here.
17. Paper Cup Duck Family
There are few better ways to recycle paper cups than to use them for crafts, in my opinion. Your kids will have a blast with this; you can mirror your own family, creating parents and ducklings accordingly!
Apart from parts involving a craft knife or scissors, this craft is ideal for any children three and up. Collect paper coffee cups for a few days and give them new life! You can also grab some here.
18. Five Little Ducks and Mother Family
Instead of using paper cups, you can also create a duck family from construction paper and leftover cardboard rolls. These stand in a delightful line, adorning any surface in your home with color and whimsy.
Prepare for your crafting session by painting the paper rolls and letting them dry. This will speed the process and help keep your kids focused. Also, if you don’t have googly eyes, just draw them on!
Don’t worry if you still have leftover cardboard rolls, because I have many potential ways to use those here.
19. Ducky Alphabet Letter
When kids learn the alphabet, it helps to relate each letter to something recognisable in their environment. For the letter ‘D’, what’s more, perfect than an adorable ducky companion?
This uppercase D is perfect for adding to a preschool art book. In fact, if you’re a kindergarten teacher, why not take this approach to the entire alphabet? Just equip each child with a sketchbook (here).
20. Five Little Ducks Nursery Rhyme Props
Next time you sing ‘Five Little Ducks’ with your kids, why not increase their engagement with five actual little ducks? These foam buddies can swim across the table every time a new duck joins the song.
Grab some yellow craft foam sheets to act as your base (you can find some here). I recommend using jumbo popsicle sticks as the base. Still, you can use anything else you have lying around if needed!
21. Five Little Ducks Nursery Rhyme Rocks
Take those puppets one step further, and turn them into outdoor decorations! This is perfect for a bright spring day because you and the kids can head out to the yard to go rock hunting.
Find one large rock and five smaller ones, then paint them each according to the nursery rhyme. You can even play it in the background as you paint!
To make sure these last in the outdoor elements, I recommend spraying them with a clear enamel spray paint like this to keep them safe.
Don’t worry parents, you won’t be left out here! Gather some of your own rocks to create these DIY photo holders, perfect for your desk.
That’s a whole bunch of ways to spend your next free afternoon (and celebrate the coming of spring). Comment below and let me know which of these crafts you’ll be taking on this spring!
Craft printable duck
DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Duck Paper Craft
contributed by Leanne Guenther
This duck is a simple cut and paste paper craft that is fun for young children to make. It makes a great project for preschool and kindergarten kids and works well for a farm animals or letter D theme. He's holding a cute little rubber ducky.
There is a small (single page) and larger (two templates) version to choose from.
- something to color with if using the B&W version,
- glue, and
- You can use brass tacks ("brads") instead of glue to attach the head or wings if you want them to be moveable.
- Print out the template of choice.
- Color (where appropriate).
- Cut out the template pieces -- parents can help cut out some of the more difficult pieces like the wings while children work on the easier pieces like the body and legs.
- Glue the duck together in the following order:
- Glue the feet behind the body
- Glue the wings onto the body
- Glue the rubber ducky into one of the hands
- Glue the head onto the body
- Glue the beak onto the head
- See picture on the template for further help.
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).
Small Template (only 1 template needed)
Template: (color) or (B&W)
Large Template (2 templates needed)
Template 1 (color) or (B&W)
Template 2 (color) or (B&W)
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Duck Craft - duck template included!
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!
MORE: Paper crafts for kidsSCROLL DOWN FOR THE FREE PRINTABLE DUCK CRAFT TEMPLATE
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
- Black Marker
- Googly Eyes
How to make your duck craft:
STEP 1: Gather your suppliesBefore 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Once you've done that, glue the light blue strips onto the blue puddle pieces.
STEP 6: Assemble gift bagsFor 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.
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.
For even more fun we have the 5 speckled frogs version coming soon!
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.
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