Sunday, 28 July 2013

D is for Ducks

E's latest letter focus was the letter D. She did a Dd 'dot' painting that I'd drawn up for her and made a collage of things beginning with D. We made a dice using a wooden cube and a permanent marker. We did some dancing. And we did this duck craft:

To make your own ducks, you will need:
  • 2 cardboard tubes (empty toilet paper rolls)
  • yellow crepe paper
  • glue (we used a simple homemade paste)
  • orange card
  • white card
  • pencil
  • black marker
  • clear sticky tape

Here's how to do it:
  • Cut one of the tubes in half so that you'll have one tall duck and 2 shorter ones.
  • Smother the outside of each tube in glue.
  • Paste on some yellow crepe paper.
  • Cut some smaller pieces of crepe paper and glue a few to each duck for tail feathers.
  • Let the paste dry.
  • On the orange card, draw 3 pairs of feet and 3 duck bills.
  • Cut them out and draw some nostrils with the black marker.
  • Tape feet and bills onto your ducks.
  • On the white card, draw 3 pairs of eyes (using black marker).
  • Cut them out and glue them onto your ducks.
  • On the white card, draw 3 pairs of wings.
  • Cut them out and tape them onto your ducks.
All done!

E enjoyed this craft. She loves gluing things and she loves ducks. She even got to practice cutting with scissors. She later drew a pond for her ducks to play in.


1 comment:

  1. This looks like fun! I might try it with Charlotte!