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.
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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.
- watercolor paper
- duck cookie cutter
- paint tray
- washable paints – yellow, orange and black
- large paint brush
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.
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.
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.
You then use a q-tip with yellow paint to paint inside the duck cookie cutter. You can use orange for the duck beak.
After you lift off the duck cookie cutter you can see how fun the duck looks on the pond.
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.
After you finish painting one duck you can paint the next duck!
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.
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Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com