Bunnies and chicks get all the attention around Easter time, but ducks can be just as festive! Turn a simple paper lunch bag into a cute duck that's perfect for holding Easter treats. With lots of tracing, cutting, and folding, this craft is great for building fine motor skills, very important for little kids just learning to write.
What You Need:
- Tagboard or heavy paper (for patterns)
- Orange construction paper
- Yellow or white lunch bags
- 23mm wiggle eyes
- White glue
- White or yellow paper
- Spring stickers (optional)
What You Do:
- Start by making templates for the duck head, feet, and bill. Draw a circle head, webbed foot, and triangle beak onto the tagboard or heavy paper and cut them out. Make the diameter of the head slightly smaller than the width of your paper bag.
- Using the stencils, help your child trace two feet and a bill onto the orange construction paper and cut them out.
- Now have her trace the head onto the lunch bag, making sure you place the stencil against the top edge of the bag. Cut out the head but don't throw away the scrap (you'll use it for the tail).
- Fold out the two flaps of the paper bag that were created when you cut out the head. These flaps form the duck's wings when the bag is open.
- Now make the duck's face. Encourage her to glue on the orange beak (folded in half), wiggle eyes, and orange feet.
- Cut out one 1 1⁄2” x 9” strip from the white or yellow paper and glue it to the bag to make a handle.
- Let her attach spring stickers to her bag if she likes.
- Show her how to make a tail for her duck by folding the paper scrap you saved from the head in half and gluing it on the back of the bag.
- To finish the bag, help her write her names on the handle. Fill the bag with Easter candy, sprint treats, or other fun surprises.