On this page, you will find 28 adorable duck coloring pages that are all free to download and print! Whether you are a teacher or a parent, you will find a wide range of sheets that will appeal to all ages and skill levels. All that’s needed is some creativity and some markers to bring these ducks to life!
For this series, I illustrated a wide variety of ducks, including baby ducklings with their mom, flying ducks, different duck breeds, mandala ducks, kawaii-themed ducks, easter-themed ducks, plus plenty more which you can see below!
If you would like to use any of these printables, you can do so by clicking on any of the below images or links, which will open the PDF on a new page. Once opened, you can then print or download any of the pages for free.
All of the below pages are on US letter-sized paper, but they also scale perfectly onto A4 paper too! Happy coloring!
10 Craft Ideas to do With Duck Coloring Pages
Here are 10 free, fun, and creative craft activities that you can do with your completed pages!
10. Finger Puppets
A fun craft for your preschooler or kindergartener is to turn any of the above coloring pages into finger puppets.
The best part is that you can use virtually any illustration, though you might have the best luck with one where the duck is facing head-on.
Have your kid color in just the duck (or ducks, if you’re making multiples) and then cut out along its outline carefully.
You, the adult, are going to punch two holes in the bottom, and then you’re going to enlarge them just enough so that your kid’s fingers will fit through.
9. Play Props
Another cute craft for pretend barnyard play is to turn my coloring pages into props with handles.
To do this, you’ll simply instruct the children to color in the ducks only and then cut them out.
You might want to reinforce them by gluing the figures onto cardstock and then cutting along the outline.
Then you’ll take craft sticks and glue them to the backs. Once they’re totally dry, your kids can handle them and make them “swim,” or “walk,” or even “fly”!
8. Feathery Ducks
Instead of simply coloring in the ducks, your kids can glue feathers onto their bodies!
Get a bag of feathers from any craft store (or your local dollar store might have some) and some glue.
Your kids can stick to yellow and orange or green or brown, or they can go totally fanciful and glue on colors like pink or purple.
7. Pom Pom Ducks
For another cute way to “color in” the ducks without using markers or colored pencils, consider having your kids glue craft pom poms onto the illustrations instead.
You can get the pom poms at any craft store or online, or if you’re lucky, your dollar store has them in stock.
Elmer’s glue should do the trick, and the pom poms are a bit easier to work with than feathers, so this craft could be great for younger kids who aren’t totally in control of their fine motor skills.
6. Finger Paintings
Get ready to get messy! Any of the above duck illustrations are perfect for a little “hands-on” fingerpainting.
Put down a vinyl or plastic tablecloth (or a drop cloth from your local hardware store!), put the kids in old over-size t-shirts, and break out the washable finger paints.
This could be a really fun activity for just one or two, or make it the central activity at a birthday party.
5. Rocking Ducks
For this craft, you’ll need regular-sized paper plates (no minis or small sizes).
Have your kids fold them in half and either color them in with markers or paint them blue.
Then they’re going to color in the duck from an illustration – your best bet would be one with a strong side profile.
They’ll cut it out, minus the legs if there are any, and paste it, just overlapping, to the top of the paper plate.
The paper plate can then be sat up on its “rocker” – the curve of the plate.
4. Ducks On The Water
For this craft, you’ll again need regular-sized paper plates, two per craft.
You’re going to paint one a lighter blue and leave it whole; the second, you’re going to paint a dark blue and cut across about a third of the way up, making scallops for the waves.
Then your kids will color in a side-profile duck and cut it out (you might need to shrink the illustration on the computer before printing it off).
Paste the duck onto the whole paper plate so that when you place the second paper plate over it, the “waves” overlap slightly.
3. Greeting Cards
My duck coloring sheet would make adorable greeting cards, whether it’s for a kid’s birthday or to welcome a new baby.
You can print it out either half-page or as a quarter-page, which would then involve folding it over once and then again so that the illustration is on the “cover.”
Get your kid to color it in, and don’t forget to write a sweet message on the inside!
2. D Is For Duck Crafts
For kids who are learning their alphabet, you can use my ducks to make a cute craft to help them with the letter D.
You’ll need construction paper in two colors; one page will stay whole, while the other will get cut into a big D-shape.
Then the kids will color in just the duck from one of my coloring pages and cut out the head, the feet, and the tail.
They’ll paste down the D onto the whole construction paper page, then paste the head of the duck on the top right of the D, the feet on the bottom right, and the tail on the bottom left.
1. Wrapping Paper
To add a handmade touch to any small gift, whether it’s for Mother’s Day or a birthday, have your kid color in one of my duck illustrations and then use it as gift wrap.
Carefully place the small item or box in the middle of the sheet, with the illustration facing down, so that when it’s wrapped up, the picture is on the outside.