Kids love ducks, and who can blame them? They’re cute, they quack, and they’re a lot of fun to watch. But ducks can also be fun to make. That’s right—we’ve rounded up the best duck crafts out there for your kiddos to create. From simple paper ducks to interactive duck puppets, there’s something on this list for every duck fan.
They’re perfect for using while singing along with the Five Little Ducks song with your kids or students.
Fun Five Little Ducks Crafts for Kids
So, what are you waiting for? Get out your craft supplies and get started on these five little ducks crafts today. And don’t forget to sing that classic tune while you make them!
1. Five Little Ducks Rocks
Nursery rhyme time just got a lot more fun! Kids will have a blast making and playing with these duck rocks from Red Ted Art during story hour. We love that these rocks aren’t the perfectly flat stones you normally look for when painting rocks. Instead, the kids can use any small rocks they find in the yard to turn them into cute little ducks.
2. Five Little Ducks Puppets
Puppets help children bring imagination to life. Make and use these adorable duckling puppets by Rainy Day Mum to sing along with the classic children’s song and practice counting. You’ll make each puppet with craft foam, jumbo craft sticks, glue, and googly eyes. Use a marker to draw details on the beak and wings and to draw the numbers on the sticks.
3. Floating Egg Carton Ducklings
Your kids will play with these floating egg carton ducklings for hours! The tutorial from Barley and Birch is fairly simple. You’ll upcycle egg carton cups to turn into bright yellow ducklings. Use orange foam sheets for their beaks, and don’t forget to add a few feathers to make them look realistic. The best part? They’ll float when you sit them in a jar lid, so you can add them to a water sensory bin for your child.
4. Rainy Day Duck Craft
Just when you thought these crafts couldn’t get any cuter, here comes a duck wearing rain boots and carrying an umbrella! This rainy day duck from Crafty Morning is colorful, easy, and gives kids fine motor practice, to boot. Work on scissor skills while cutting out all the pieces for the duck and the tissue paper umbrella.
5. Five Little Ducks Egg Carton Craft
An empty egg carton, pom-poms, craft foam, felt, and paint are all you need to make these darling DIY duck toys from Messy Little Monster for the kids to play with. The egg carton gets painted blue and serves as the ducks’ pond. Make grass and cattails to complete the splendid scene. The kids will love making the ducks “swim” through the pond.
6. Printable Duck Craft
Make five easy-peasy cut and paste ducks from Simple Mom Project to pull your Five Little Ducks together quickly. You’ll need cardstock, a printer, scissors, and glue. That’s it! In just minutes, you’ll have all your ducks ready to go.
7. Duck Paper Bag Puppet
What could be more fun than making a paper bag duck puppet? To get started, you’ll need a paper lunch bag, some construction paper or cardstock, scissors, glue, and the easy template from Simple Everyday Mom. In no time at all, your puppet is ready for playtime.
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8. Five Little Ducks Finger Puppets
Grab an inexpensive pair of kitchen gloves next time you’re at the store to turn into simple duck finger puppets like these from Danya Banya. Clip off the glove’s fingers, and add a beak, googly eyes, and feathers. Draw on some feet, and your duck finger puppets are ready for a sing-a-long.
9. Paper Cup Duck Family
Let your older children make a paper cup duck family following the tutorial from Handmade Charlotte. The ducks open up, so put some sweet surprises inside, like gumballs or candy. Of course, you can make a simpler version with younger children by eliminating the bottom portion and the threading of the wings, etc.
10. Handprint Duck Craft
Although handprint crafts typically involve paint and messy hands, this foam handprint duck from Fun Handprint Art is the perfect project for kids who don’t like paint on their hands. Trace your child’s handprint onto yellow craft foam to make the duck’s body. Use orange craft foam for the duck’s bill and feet. Don’t forget to add a few feathers for effect.
11. Duck Headband
This duck headband craft by Simple Everyday Mom is perfect for preschoolers and kindergarteners. It’s a great activity for rainy days and will make a fun party favor for a duck-themed party. It’s easy to get different-looking headbands by swapping out the color of the duck’s face. This one is green, but yellow or white will look fantastic, too.
12. D is for Duck Craft
Learn all about the letter D with an adorable craft that brings this letter to life. Add pipe cleaner feet, a pom-pom head, and a feather or two to bring it all together. This is a wonderful project for the preschool classroom.
13. Duck Gift Bag
Throwing a duck-themed party? Make these sweet duck gift bags from Messy Little Monster to give out as favors. They’re completely adorable as gifts for your guests, but until the party’s over, they can serve as decorations, too.
14. Paper Handprint Ducks
Use the printable template and colored paper to make the cutest handprint ducks you’ve ever seen. We especially love the green and brown mallard duck version—it’s a delightful change of pace from the yellow ducklings. Get the printable template from Simple Everyday Mom.
15. Footprint Duck
Finally, we’ll end with a footprint duck that you’ll want to keep forever. This project from Crafty Morning is a sweet and sentimental way to preserve your tot’s tiny toes to remember them forever.
We hope your little ones enjoy these duck crafts. Pin this post for a rainy day!