Thursday, March 18, 2010

Paper Plate Duck

Day 4 of the week. Our Theme this week is The Farm! This weeks posts are re posts from last year. You can check out all of the Farm unit projects/learning activities under the Farm label! The Farm post was only my second post and I was still playing with what kind of format/style I wanted to use, so I just made one large post for two weeks worth of crafts/learning activities. This is why I thought I would redo the farm crafts in separate posts this week.
Project- Paper Plate Duck- Connor and Lauren made a paper plate duck which incorporated their handprints! I got this idea from the website This site has templates you can use. I used a paper plate that Connor and Lauren painted yellow. I drew my own beak and feet and traced Connor and Lauren's hands. Materials needed - paper plate, yellow construction paper, orange construction paper, yellow paint, googly eyes, glue and a stapler (the above website has templates for the beak, feet and head).
Directions: Connor and Lauren painted a paper plate yellow. Then, I folded the paper plate in half so the color showed on both sides. I drew feet and a beak on orange construction paper and a round head on yellow construction paper and I traced their hands yellow construction paper and cut every piece out. The website has templates you can use. I folded the middle part of the feet up into the folded plate and stapled. Connor and Lauren glued the folded beak piece onto the head piece. Then they glued large googly eyes onto the head above the beak. Then Connor and Lauren glued the head on the side top corner of the body(the plate). Finally, I took their traced handprints and stapled them to the other top corner (for the feathers)!


  1. This is wonderful - just up my alley for my 2-1/2 year old grandson. He always wants to paint w/Grandma. Not into crayons, for some reason. Loves stickers too. But I love the handprint. He's been working on that at daycare.

    Thanks for visiting today. So nice to hear from you.

  2. this great and I can do this with my 4 year old niece this weekend!!! looks like she will love it - she love love loves ducks.

    thank you

  3. Very cute! I like how easy your ideas are for kids!!

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  4. How cute! :)

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  5. Following from Friday Follow - looks like a fun and inexpensive project!