Duckling made of an egg carton
A lot has been written already about the benefits of playing board games with your kids. But have you ever thought of what would happen if your child made the game himself or herself? (With your help of course).
The result is double the fun! You will both cherish this activity. Perfect for a rainy day, or when you're looking for something new to do.
In this hub I show you how to make ducklings from a recycled egg carton. You can then use the ducklings as markers in a duck racing game.
What you'll need
• egg carton
• acrylic paint, colours of your choice
• white glue
• a pair of 7 mm (¼ in) googly eyes
• a 20 mm (¾ po) pompon
• construction paper, colour of your choice
• glue gun
• one sheet of white construction paper (Bristol)
• a die
Cut two cells from the egg carton.
One cell forms the body of the duckling while a small piece of the other becomes the tail.
Paint the duckling in the colour(s) of your choice. Let dry.
Note : If you use transparent colours, it is better to first put a coat of white paint before the chosen colour. Yellow and red are fairly transparent.
Glue the pompom on the opposite side of the tail.
Take a small piece of coloured construction paper. Fold it in half, draw a beak and cut it.
The base of the beak is on the side of the fold.
Glue the beak in place with the glue gun.
Glue the googly eyes in place with the glue gun.
And now for the game:
Take a large sheet of Bristol board and draw a pond that will be the end point of the race.
Draw paths to the pond and divide them into squares. Make sure that all paths have the same number of squares (at least 20).
Each player puts his duckling at the beginning of the road. In turn, players roll the die and move their duckling by the number of points shown on the die.
The winner is the first player to arrive at the pond.