For a long time, I've wanted to make a duck out of duct tape. It's made out of newspaper, cardboard, dowels, a couple of black marbles, and lots and lots of tape.
I hung him in my office where he acts as my own personal attack duck to scare off my enemies. So far, everyone just says "aw, that's cute."
They'll not think he's so cute once he pecks their eyes out.
Read on to see how to make your own!
Step 1: Body Base
For this project I began by studying some photos of landing mallards. When I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted this to look like, I began the body by creating a bean shape out of newspaper and tape.
Sculpting with newspaper and masking tape is easier than you might think.
You begin by just wadding up newspaper and wrapping tape around it. You can mold it into the shape you want by nipping and tucking the wad of paper together and putting tighter pieces of tape in place.
To add more material you just tape on more wadded newspaper, and a sharp knife can be used to remove material. I've found that a heavy duty snap-style utility blade with the blade extended and locked in place works very well for carving and shaping.