Bill, the Big-Mouthed Duck

Bill, the Big-Mouthed Duck craft

Quack! Quack! Waddle! Waddle! This paper-plate puppet is just ducky for preschoolers.

  • 1.

    Read a book about ducks such as <U>Do Like a Duck Does</U>. Have fun repeating mother duck's rhyme: "'Quack!' says Mama Duck./'That's the way to be!/Do like a duck does!/Do like me!'"

  • 2.

    Make your own duck puppet for even more fun. What color are real ducks? Imaginary ones? You choose the colors for Bill the Big-Mouth Duck.

  • 3.

    Cover your art area with newspaper. Paint one side of a large, plain paper plate with Crayola® Washable Kid's Paint. You may use a sponge or a Crayola So Big Brush. Air dry flat.

  • 4.

    Paint the other side of the paper plate. Air dry flat.

  • 5.

    Fold the paper plate in half. This is your duck's bill.

  • 6.

    Fold a smaller plain paper plate in half. Near the fold, draw your duck's large eyes with Crayola Kid's First Washable Markers.

  • 7.

    Place the small plate so the eyes are centered above the big bill. Turn plates over and tape together where the fold lines meet.

  • 8.

    If you like, tape bits of yarn to the top of Bill's head. Now you're ready to tell duck stories and sing duck songs with your puppet.