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Yarn Wrapped Spring Duck

By: Debra Quartermain

Add a touch of whimsy to your spring decor with this adorable Yarn Wrapped Spring Duck. Made by wrapping yarn around STYROFOAM, this sweet little chick is ready to bring happiness and joy to your spring home decor. This is a fun and easy craft for kids and adults, and it's sure to make all your friends and family smile! Start a new tradition and craft up a whole little duck family to help you welcome spring and all the joy that comes with it!

Primary TechniqueGeneral Crafts

Beginner

SeasonSpring

Materials:

  • Bernat Mega Bulky Yarn Gold (1 Skein will make several ducks)
  • Styrofoam Brand Foam: 4", 6" balls
  • 9" x 12" Kunin Prestofelt Craftcut Copper Canyon
  • 2-12mm Black Beads
  • 1-12" x 1/4" Dowel
  • 1/2 yard craft ribbon
  • Flower embellishment
  • Aleene's Turbo Tacky Glue from I Love to Create
  • Printable Pattern

Instructions

  1. Begin at center end of ball, glue and wrap yarn. Continue until ball is completely covered. Repeat for second ball.

  2. Cut dowel into 3 equal pieces. Insert one piece of dowel between the two balls using the Turbo Tacky glue.

  3. Print out pattern. Draw pattern onto paper backing of Prestofelt. Cut out each piece.

  4. For legs wrap dowels with yarn leaving a 1/2" at one end. Glue at both ends.

  5. Peel off backing of felt wing. Place the yarn back and forth across the adhesive back of the felt. Trim yarn. Repeat for second wing.

  6. Peel backing off of both beak pieces. Place a small amount of yarn in center of one beak piece for stuffing. Place adhesive sides together around edges. Press to face, adhesive on felt with adhere to face. Insert beads on either side of of beak pressing into face. Glue on place.

  7. Trim top of wings off and glue to either side of body as shown.

  8. Peel backing off feet pieces and press together. Glue to ends of dowel. Insert opposite ends of dowels into body.

  9. Cut a 12" and 3"piece of yarn. Fold the 12" piece back and forth three times. Wrap 3" piece around one end and tie. Trim ends. Glue to duck back for tail. Tie on bow and add flower.

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