Easter comes very early this year. As a matter of fact, it lands on March 31, my deceased grandmother’s birthday. Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays because, as a child growing up, I always got to wear pretty dresses and choose flowers for my mom-mom’s birthday. Now that I am an adult, Easter has even more significance because it is the anniversary of my birth into the family of God. When my assistant teacher and I made this craft with our preschool class, I knew it would be perfect for sharing with the Catholicmom.com readers to illustrate to children that Spring and Easter are times of birth and renewal.
Shaving Cream (not gel)
- Print and cut out the Duck pattern onto a heavyweight paper or cardstock. Trace the bill and feet onto orange paper or color them orange.
- Pour a small amount of glue into a cup or small bowl and add some shaving cream. Gently fold it together. Add some paint and continue to fold until color is distributed throughout.
- Using sponge, allow your child to dip the sponge in the shaving cream mixture and then sponge paint on the duck. Cover the entire duck with shaving cream paint.
- Either place whole feathers onto painted duck or cut feathers over duck and let them fall onto it (We cut the feathers for a downy look).
- Place the bill, feet, and wiggly eyes onto duck and allow to dry.
Copyright 2013 Alicia Hart