5 little ducks

For our baby sensory class this week we needed 5 ducks for an activity. I got to the morning and realised I hadn’t sorted anything out, so I grabbed a piece of yellow card and looked up ‘duckling line drawings‘ on line. I then started to copy different ones so that each of the ducklings had slightly different features, rather than have them all look the same.

I did them pretty quickly (maybe 10-15 minutes total), drawing in pencil then going over in black felt tip. One I’d cut them out though i still had a duckling sized piece of card left and decided to very quickly do another one and use one of the others as mama duck. I didn’t bother with pencil first, just went for it with the felt tip, and interestingly this one is my favourite of the ducks. I wonder if just going for it created a different quality to the picture, or if it was always going to be the cutest duckling? I was probably lucky though as I had to do bits of rubbing out on most of the other ducklings.

Mama duck
The cutest one!

Now I just need to cover them with sticky back plastic so Mr E can actually play with them, rather than just having to look at them in his blue blanket pond! But they worked well for the session when we sang 5 little ducks.

8 thoughts on “5 little ducks”

  1. These are gorgeous! Yes, your freehand one, “the cutest one,” is indeed the cutest—I think just going for it with the felt-tip gave you a freedom and zest that comes across in the drawing! I also especially like the fourth one. What a great project and how lucky E is to have a Mum who does this stuff and who also just happens to have sticky back plastic to cover them with so they’re durable for playing and drooling!

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  2. They look lovely, especially on the blue blanket! I agree about the cutest one, but then each duckling has its own characteristic, so I think it’s helpful to have five totally different ones. I wish you Mum had better artistic skills for things like this! Perhaps you ought to set me a challenge or us both to do one day!!!

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