How To Make An Easy And Cute Paper Plate Duck

Paper plate duck

‘Quack! Quack!’ The Ducks are officially the most favorite bird of my son now. He identifies them anywhere and everywhere, in all shapes and colors, and mimics the quack quack sound whenever he sees one. So, I thought it would be fun to make an easy paper plate duck for him.

Paper plate crafts are such fun and easy activity for kids. In addition to that, it is easy on the pockets of the parents too. A frugal craft! πŸ™‚ All you need are some paper plates and some paint. And some googly eyes, if you want to make it fancy and extra cute.

So, let’s not waste any more time and start crafting.

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Materials Required

  1. Paper plates – You can either choose to color plain white plates or use colored ones. Coloring the plates is good idea as it helps to keep the kids busy for sometime πŸ˜‰
  2. Craft paint – Non-toxic washable colors for kids to avoid the mess.
  3. Googly eyes – Optional, but, totally recommend it for the extra cuteness πŸ™‚
  4. ScissorsKid-friendly scissors to cut and shape the plates.
  5. Glue – Simple craft glue stick is more than enough for this paper craft.

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Instructions To Make The Paper Plate Duck

Paint the paper plate with a mix of yellow and orange, or brown and green, or which ever color your kid want the duck to be. For smaller kids, you can use the smush painting technique. Skip this step, if you are using a colored plate.

Once the paint dries, outline the shape of the duck using a pencil and carefully, cut it out. From the remaining portion, you can cut a small triangle shape for the beak, and paint it. Again, wait for the paint to dry and carefully stick it to the duck’s head.

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Lastly, fix the eyes. We found this really cute googly eyes with lashes. You can use regular ones too. Meanwhile, if none of them are available, cut out a small white circle and draw the eyeballs on it. Then, stick it on the paper plate using a glue stick. You can even draw in the lashes using a marker or black pen. Easy peasy! πŸ™‚ Our adorable paper plate duck is ready.

If you are interested in more craft ideas, read ‘ How to make a spring inspired flower wreath‘.

Let me know your thoughts in the comments, and please feel free to drop in more crafts ideas. Thank you and Happy Crafting! πŸ™‚

11 thoughts on “How To Make An Easy And Cute Paper Plate Duck

  1. Wow!! I did one similar to this! And it’s fun (for all agesπŸ˜‰)! Actually I paint quotes and famous movie dialogues in these paper plates.. I give a perfect tint as a background and write the quote/dialogue using a marker or black paint!. It is fun.
    And this lockdown I am making handmade notebooks with reusable papers and cloth binds. It is interesting. You should try it, but definitely not with Dhruv around!😍🀩😘

    1. Somehow this comment went into spam and I just discovered it today!
      Interesting! Do send me the pics of your artworks.

      Yeah. I used to make such notebooks during my school days and fill it will paintings and quotes πŸ™‚

  2. My son is also fond of ducks…. This is a great idea, but for younger kids, those eyes looks small…. What did your friends call you ??? Achu??? I have a friend Aswathy and we call her Achu…. So I am curious about to know yours….

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