Little duck will keep important notes at hand

Published: Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 8:46 p.m.

This simple craft is one that I found in a craft magazine from the late sixties. This is a fun and easy craft for all ages, and it's a genuine vintage piece of work.



One wooden clothes­pin
Acrylic paint in yellow, white and orange
Permanent ink pen (black)
Hot glue
Popsicle (craft) sticks (three)
One round wooden doll head
One round wooden disk

Yellow duckie clip

Step one: Paint all of the wooden pieces yellow. It might take two coats.

Step two: Hot-glue the doll head onto the top of the clothespin. Hot glue the wooden disk (as shown) to the other side of the clothespin. Carefully cut the Popsicle sticks into even pieces (two from each one). I found that a wire cutter cut them fairly well. I sanded the ends a bit and touched up the yellow.

Step three: Glue two Popsicle sticks to the wooden disk for the duck wings.

Step four: Add two Popsicle stick pieces to the base of the wooden disk for the duck feet.

Step five: Paint the tip of the clothespin orange for the beak, and paint the duck feet orange. Add a large dot of white for the eyes on either side of the wooden head, and when it is dry, add a small dot of black with the permanent marker for the pupil.

Send comments, suggestions or ideas, or write Brenda Flynn, Crafts With An Attitude, 13 Fayette Lane, Palm Coast, FL 32137.

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