Make a Bouncing Wood Duck

wood duck craft
Baby wood ducks are fun because they bounce. Play the game!

What You Need

  • wood duck pattern
  • tennis ball
  • large brown pom-pom
  • brown felt
  • blue and brown fun foam
  • 2 googly eyes
  • craft glue
  • black marker

What You Do

  1. Download and Print the Pattern
    Download and print the wood duck pattern.pattern wood duck
  2. Color the Tennis Ball
    Color the tennis ball with the marker so just some of the yellow shows through.
  3. Cut Out Wings and Beak
    Use the pattern to cut the wings out of felt. Cut the beak out of brown fun foam.
  4. Assemble Wood Duck
    Glue the pom-pom onto the tennis ball to make the duckling’s head. Glue the googly eyes and the beak onto the head. Then glue the wings onto the tennis ball. Let dry.
  5. Make Pond
    Cut a “pond” shape out of the blue fun foam. Use the black marker to draw a star in the middle of the pond and an inner ring a couple of inches from the edge.wood duck
  6. Play the Game
    How to play:

    • Drop your wood duck into the pond.
    • Score 5 points for hitting the star; 2 points for landing within the inner circle; and 1 point for hitting the outer edge of the pond.
    • The person with the most points after five “jumps” wins.