Duck in the Pond Painting with Cookie Cutters

Ducks are a great pond theme and this cookie cutter painting is a great activity for kids to do. You can mix this up with different ages and adapt it to meet the several ages of kids.

You can make a great painting with a few simple steps.

Plus all you need are few simple things watercolors, paints, and a cookie cutter to make this great pond painting.

Duck Pond Painting with Cookie Cutters - easy watercolor and painting project for kids with cookie cutters - simple and easy to do! - 3Dinosaurs.com

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The duck painting is a great addition to the pond activities on the site.

We read the book Just Ducks! (Read and Wonder). I love the story of the girl looking and watching the ducks. It has loads of different types of ducks mentioned in the book. It is a great book to read with this painting activity.

What you need to make your Duck Pond Painting with Cookie Cutters

These are all the items we used to make this items we used to make this duck painting.

Duck Pond Painting with Cookie Cutters - easy watercolor and painting project for kids with cookie cutters - simple and easy to do! - 3Dinosaurs.com

How we made the Duck Pond Painting with Cookie Cutters

There are two parts to making the duck painting. You have the background and then painting the duck. You can make this as simple or complicated as you want. You can see what we did and some suggestions for changes for different ages as well.

Step One: Painted the Background

You can use watercolors for the background. You paint the pond. You start with the pond water since it can be the biggest part of the painting. We use big brushes on the watercolor paper to make the painting go faster.

Duck Pond Painting with Cookie Cutters - easy watercolor and painting project for kids with cookie cutters - simple and easy to do! - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then you paint the area around the pond. It can be all green bushes and cattails or just green with some sky. This is a flexible pond painting which makes it fun to paint.

Duck Pond Painting with Cookie Cutters - easy watercolor and painting project for kids with cookie cutters - simple and easy to do! - 3Dinosaurs.com

For younger kids, you could have them use construction paper for the water and land.

Step Two: Paint the Duck

You place the duck cookie cutter where you want it on the pond. You want to make sure you are holding the duck cookie cutter firmly with your fingers.

Duck Pond Painting with Cookie Cutters - easy watercolor and painting project for kids with cookie cutters - simple and easy to do! - 3Dinosaurs.com

You then use a q-tip with yellow paint to paint inside the duck cookie cutter. You can use orange for the duck beak.

Duck Pond Painting with Cookie Cutters - easy watercolor and painting project for kids with cookie cutters - simple and easy to do! - 3Dinosaurs.com

After you lift off the duck cookie cutter you can see how fun the duck looks on the pond.

Duck Pond Painting with Cookie Cutters - easy watercolor and painting project for kids with cookie cutters - simple and easy to do! - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then you use black paint to make the duck’s eye. It only takes one dot with the q-tip to make the duck’s eye.

Duck Pond Painting with Cookie Cutters - easy watercolor and painting project for kids with cookie cutters - simple and easy to do! - 3Dinosaurs.com

After you finish painting one duck you can paint the next duck!

Duck Pond Painting with Cookie Cutters - easy watercolor and painting project for kids with cookie cutters - simple and easy to do! - 3Dinosaurs.com

If you have younger kids you can always trace the duck cookie cutter and cut out the duck. You can use it as a stencil on the paper to paint the duck.


Check out our final Duck Pond Paintings

Duck Pond Painting with Cookie Cutters - easy watercolor and painting project for kids with cookie cutters - simple and easy to do! - 3Dinosaurs.com

Duck Pond Painting with Cookie Cutters - easy watercolor and paint painting project for kids with cookie cutters - simple and easy to do! - 3Dinosaurs.com

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Duck Themed Number Color and Trace

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About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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