It’s time to splash into creativity as we celebrate National Rubber Ducky Day! Embracing the whimsical charm of these iconic bath companions, we’re diving headfirst into a world of crafty fun. Ernie from Sesame Street made this simple bathtub toy into a household item with his chart topping Rubber Duckie song. His rubber ducky’s birthday was on January 13th, which is why that date was chosen for this fun celebration. Join us as we explore various ways to elevate these adorable rubber ducks beyond the bathtub, turning them into charming decor pieces, gifts, and more.
Duck Plush & Amigurumi Projects
This fuzzy little fellow, Fabric Duck Toy, would make the perfect pal for any little boy or girl. Grab some soft yellow fabric and a bag of Poly-Fil Fiber Fill to make this adorable plush.
The Little Yellow Duck Project involves people around the world handcrafting little yellow duck gifts as random acts of kindness which are left in public places for others to find. Visit the site to download the free pattern along with the special tag to add to your little yellow duck!
Make an army of ducks in lots of different colors with this fun, free amigurumi pattern. The author is able to make one duck in 20 minutes. Imagine how many you’ll be able to make for National Rubber Ducky Day if you start now!
OMG how cute are these itty bitty crochet ducks? They look just like the classic bath tub toy! In addition to the Poly-Fil stuffing you can also add some Poly-Pellets to the base to help this duck sit on any surface more easily.
Let kids join in the fun on January 13th with this easy to make duck softie project! This is a great way to teach kids how to sew if you haven’t already started that.
Rubber Ducky Themed Baby Shower & Birthday Party Ideas
Rubber ducks are a great birthday party theme for all ages, as well as being perfect for baby showers. Set the stage for an unforgettable event by creating a stunning backdrop. The party pictured above made use of lots and lots of balloons, but you could also create a bright blue backdrop very quickly by using bolts of Oly-Fun Fabric cut into circles or strips.
Quickly create adorable table decor (that can double as party favors) with this simple idea. Fill small bowls with Poly-Fil® Classic Bean Bag Filler to create the illusion of bubbles in a bath tub. Then, nestle a rubber ducky on top of the bean bag pellets to create adorable table decor!
Diaper cakes are ingenious because they turn an item every new parent needs into a beautiful piece of decor for the baby shower! If you want to create a softer look, use Poly-Fil Fiber Fill at the base to create a cloud that the cake sits on!
While this isn’t a party decorating project, it IS a great gift idea for a duck themed baby shower or birthday party!
Ducky Themed Home Decor DIYs
Rubber Duck Pillow
This pillow idea quacks me up! Rubber ducks come in lots of colors and shapes, and this Etsy pillow captures the joy and silliness of the plastic toy. You can find a similarly cute rubber duck patterned fabric to create a classic pillow using Fairfield World’s pillow inserts, which are available in a variety of sizes and styles to fit your needs.
Grab your yellow fabric and your Poly-Fil Low Loft Batting to create this adorable quilt block for National Ducky Day! This cute project involves lots of piecing to create the classic ducky shape and to make the face very expressive.
This beautiful crochet blanket really pops, thanks to the contrast of the cute yellow duck on top of the blue and black plaid background. Be warned that you might have to make more than one, since everyone in your house will want it!
Are you ready to unleash your creativity and celebrate National Rubber Ducky Day? These imaginative and entertaining craft projects are sure to make a big splash!