Recycled Light Bulb Duck
By Jane Lake and Twila Lenoir
Cheerful light bulb duck would make a great Easter decoration or whimsical homemade gift.
Consider dressing him up for Christmas with a plaid scarf instead of ribbon, a red hat, and a light dusting of fake snow.
- old light bulb
- thin ribbon
- tiny straw hat
- yellow feathers
- half black bead, or plastic eyes
- three small white buttons
- scrap of orange craft foam
- rubbing alcohol
- small piece of orange sculpey clay
- yellow model car paint or perm enamel paint
1. Wipe the bulb with rubbing alcohol. Paint your light bulb with either yellow perm enamel by Delta or yellow car paint. Let dry.
2. Take a small piece of Sculpey clay and form the beak with a turned up point. Bake at 275 degrees for 20 minutes and set aside.
Editor’s note: an alternative to clay would cut a small piece of orange fun foam as the beak.
3. Glue the hat to the top of the bulb, over the metal threads. Trim the hat with ribbon and a small bow. Glue on the eyes and beak.
4. Glue a long yellow feather to each side of the duck as wings. Glue a small piece of ribbon around the neck and three buttons down the front.
5. Finally, for the duck’s feet, cut a heart shape out of orange craft foam. Glue the bottom of the light bulb to the center of the heart. Enjoy!