Duck pond rocker craft

Duck pond rocker craft

paper plate duck pond rocker craft idea for kids

Ever since he was tiny my son has always loved going to see the ducks. Where we live we’re lucky to have some lovely little duck ponds locally and he loves going with his pound coin to buy some feed for them. The ponds are always quiet and the ducks are always out in force so it makes for a really lovely afternoon out. Our personal favourites that we love to try and spot are the mallards with the beautiful green heads, they’re lovely to look at and the ones by us are so friendly too. They always waddle up to say hello (and see if we have anything to eat no doubt) Which has made them particularly popular with my two little ones too!

We decided that we wanted to make a duck themed craft, we’d recently made one of these rockers with a ship on the ocean and thought, why not a duck on a pond too! I think this little duck pond rocker craft turned out pretty cute! what do you think?

Here’s what we used

  • Coloured card
  • Blue (or painted blue) Paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Eye stickers (optional)

How we made our duck pond rocker craft

First we started by making our cute little duck. To make the body, cut out a curved raindrop shape and then make the head by cutting out a P shaped piece and glue the two together.

Cut out and glue on a triangle for the beak and a wing shape to sit centrally across his body.

paper plate duck pond rocker craft idea for kids

Finish off the duck by giving him a big beady eye! Now take your paper plate and fold in in half. Glue your folded paper plate on the front of your duck so that your duck is facing forward as above. If your paper plate is a little bit flimsy and won’t stand, you my need to open it up and pop a dab of glue inside the top corners of you fold to firm it up.

paper plate duck pond rocker craft idea for kids

finish your adorable duck pond rocker by adding some little lily pads or pond flowers to the front of the paper plate pond. Once dry, it’s ready for little one to play with! Aren’t they just too cute!

Rockin’ paper plate whale

Rockin’ paper plate whale

Rockin’ paper plate whale

If you hadn’t already realised, we absolutely love to make ocean themed crafts in this house. Learning about sea creatures is something we all find enjoyable. Right now my son is obsessed with Orcas so this little paper plate whale was the perfect afternoon craft for us. We even looked up some whale facts whilst crafting to make it a bit more educational! Did you know, killer whales have around 45 teeth!
(if you want to learn more, check out the national geographic kids site – that’s what we were looking at and its great!)

You will need

A Paper plate
Black paint
Googly eye
Pink paper
White tissue paper

Take your paper plate and fold it in half. Draw your whale shape on to your folded plate. You can see that I have left a portion of the fold at the whales head and tail untouched, you don’t want to cut all of the fold line as your whale needs two sides attached to be able to rock!

Now to paint your Orca Whale! Use your black paint to paint his body but leave a white space near the centre of his head and on his belly.
(if you’re crafting with really young children you may find it easier to paint the whale totally black and then add the parts in using cut out white paper)

Using your scissors; cut out a small triangle for the mouth, add a thin pink strip to either side of the mouth to make some lips. To finish your whale’s face add a googly eye!

To add a water spout to your whale, take a square of white tissue paper and twist it to a point on one side. Use your scissors to make multiple snips on the other side.

Finally, make a small snip at the top of your whale’s head and pull the twisted end of your paper down through.

Your Rockin’ paper plate whale is finished, How great does he look!

Did you like this ocean themed craft? why not check out these paper jellyfish too!?

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