5 Little Ducks Went Swimming One Day…

Red Ted Art imageHi, Welcome back to a craft from Red Ted Art! I do hope you enjoyed out Loo Roll Bird Marionettes from last time!

This week I have a really super duper quick craft – and one that even the littlies can help with – my little girl was 16months old at the time and loved it:

Stone Ducks!

They also form part of my Get Crafty with Nature ebook – an ebook to keep you company throughout the year: each month, go out, collect something seasonal, then come home and Get Crafty! At less than the price of coffee, £1.99, I hope it is super value for you!

Get Crafty with Nature ebook imageSo to our Ducks. They are our “March craft” – i.e. a time of year when nature is still recovering from winter and our main crafting materials are sticks and stones.

I love these little Stone Ducks – you can make them any time of year and their jolliness really fits with Spring and Easter – Nature all around is sprouting green and blossoming – but not yet enough for us to pick flowers and leaves. Go for a walk on the beach or in the forest and collect lots of stones for sorting at home!

These stone ducks double up as a nursery rhyme “Five Little Ducks went Swimming one Day” or as a counting game or size arranging game. Perfect. This is also a great craft for very small hands – my 16mth old LOVES painting stones.

Materials: 6 stones of different sizes, yellow &orange acrylic paint, black marker pen, brushes.

**if you are not keen on acrylics, you can also make these by heating your stones (approx 10min at 100C) then with oven gloves melt yellow and white crayons onto your stones – a bit like these Easter Eggs – this gives the stone a fabulous texture. You may have to experiment a little with the heat – as it does depend on the size of your stones.**

Step 1 Sort stones in piles & find your “best duck stones” – this in itself can be a fun activity!

Step 2 Paint one white, 5 yellow stones. Have extra stones handy – your toddler may insist on different colours. Rest on a plastic lid or baking paper to dry. Newspaper will stick to the stones

Step 3 Once dry, touch up any areas that may need extra paint.

Step 4 Add two eyes and an orange beak

Step 5 Play!

Hope you have lots of fun! And remember to check out the Get Crafty with Nature ebook! I know you will love it!

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One Response to 5 Little Ducks Went Swimming One Day…

  1. These are so cute! Such a simple idea.

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