Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Q is for Quackish

Q is not exactly the easiest letter to base a post on, but when you've further limited yourself by replicating Pinterest pins and writing about them, it gets even harder.

I had a hard time of it finding something interesting to do for "D". Nothing was appealing to me, and I had almost resigned myself to drawing a picture of a duck from a pin I found (my friend Melissa, who tried my "D" project of doughnut waffles, said I probably should have gone with drawing a duck) when this pin came up:

Quick. Easy. 

The only materials really necessary to create a quack were a solo cup, a piece of string, hot glue, and a piece of sponge. I personally had an issue with using a red solo cup for a duck, like the pinner did, so it was fortunate that I had gray solo cups in my cabinet.

I poked a hole in the bottom of the cup (which has now become the top of the project) and fed the string down through it, leaving just enough to tie a knot at the top (or the bottom) of the cup and secured it with hot glue. Then I tied the piece of sponge to the other end of the string.

String hot glued to bottom of cup.

Damp sponge tied to bottom of string.

At this point, it was just a solo cup with a sponge hanging from a string attached to it, so I added a little embellishment to make it more ducky.

Per the instructions, I got the sponge damp but not wet, and my duck was ready to quack. Watch the video:

As I've said before, I'm no quitter, so I changed tactics. More video:

Quack, bark, whatever.


  1. What in hell do you do to make it quack? I'm sorry I don't get it

    1. Because I had a hella time getting them from my phone to the blog.

    2. It didn't register on my phone they were videos

  2. A challenging letter in a challenging theme.

    You nailed it!

    Keith Channing A-Zing from

  3. ha now that was the sound of a bark more specifically the sound of cockapoo - :) that is what Teddy sounds like ... and he reacted to your video ...LOL

    1. How funny! I gave it to my assistant teacher whose 11 year old daughter played with it all evening and got their dog all confused!

  4. Pinterest WIN I love this. Quack is relative, it made a sound, which imopresses me greatly.

    1. It's kind of hard to squeeze the sponge, hold the cup AND pull on the string at the same time, so this wouldn't work with preschoolers, but it was pretty fun regardless!

  5. This is awesome. Love that you turned it into a win by making it a dog instead of a duck since it really does sound like barking.

    Weekends in Maine