Spring Craft – 5 Little Ducks Play Set from Red Ted Art

Here is a cute Spring craft for the kids to make — a 5 little duck play set as inspired by the upcoming book Red Ted Art: Cute and Easy Crafts for Kids by Maggy Woodley. This book would be a wonderful addition for your family’s bookshelf, or even as a birthday gift for any kid who enjoys crafting! True to the title, it is a treasure trove of cute and easy crafts for kids!!

5 Little Ducks Craft

Maggy’s book provides plenty of inspiring project ideas using common household items, recyclable materials, or items found in nature. And they are adorable!!

5 Little Ducks Craft

Emily and Clara have been spending lots of time flipping through the Red Ted Art book, and together they are making plans for several more upcoming project ideas they cannot wait to do! In the book, each project is beautifully photographed, with clear directions, and a list of all the materials needed.

5 Little Ducks Craft

Once Clara laid eyes on the 5 little ducks project, she just had to make it! It is such a cute project to do with the kids around Easter time or during Spring break. We started by gathering up some stones from our yard, and washing them in warm soapy water.

5 Little Ducks Craft

She loved this part, and spent a long time carefully washing each stone!

5 Little Ducks Craft

Once the stones were completely dry, it was time to paint them! We used acrylic paint, as recommended in the book, so the paint would not rub off — five yellow ducklings and one white mama duck. Quack, quack!!

5 Little Ducks Craft

Once the paint was completely dried, we added eyes and a beak using markers. So cute! Then, it was time to play!! Maggy’s book even has the lyrics to the song “5 Little Ducks”, which Clara now sings over and over again. Here’s a little video of the song:

Great frugal fun, and just in time for Spring!

5 Little Ducks Craft

Have fun!!

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  1. Very nice idea! “5 little ducks” is a great favorite in our toddler group, so this would be a nice activity to go along with the song.

  2. Dear Valerie,

    The ducks look like they might be underwater. I wonder if they swim like… stones?

    Love Mark

  3. stacyofksw says

    Eek! The cuteness …

  4. We have so many smooth stones out back but are larger than what you use. Would probably look for suitable sized stones before we proceed but definitely a great idea! My kids will love to read this book over and over again.


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