Today is National Rubber Ducky Day! And what way to better celebrate it than to pay homage to our bath time buddy, the rubber duck! Yep, I know you think you out-grew him, but be prepared! There are lots of cute rubber ducky gifts out there for all ages!
Remember your bath time buddy? Well, maybe this video will bring something to mind. At the very least, it is guaranteed to stick a song in your head for the rest of the day!
The popular show, Sesame Street, debuted this song on February 25, 1970. Sung by the muppet Ernie, and performed by Jim Henson. It hit the Billboard charts in 1971, the single sold over one million copies and it even was nominated for a Grammy Award!
Seems that quite a few of us are awfully fond of rubber ducky!
So, in honor of the day, I found a bunch of Rubber Ducky gift ideas. Some are patterns, some are already made and ready for giving! Enjoy!
Why is it called a rubber ducky when it’s made of plastic? They were originally made of rubber. The invention of plastic which was durable, flexible, colorful and inexpensive, changed their composition but not their name.
Rubber Duckie Soap from Tailored Soap
It was Disney and a Latex Products Company called Seiberling who made the rubber duck what it is today. In the 1930’s, they created a Donald Duck rubber duck, and by the 1940’s it had evolved into a floating toy.
Amigurumi Mum and Baby Ducks Pattern from Denizmum
Rubber Ducky Trivia: In January 1992, a storm caused a ship en route from Hong Kong to the US to overturn, sending over 28,000 rubber ducks into the ocean. Rubber ducks showed up for weeks on the shores of Alaska and Washington State.
Marimo Terrarium Kit from New Dream World
Fun Fact: The largest rubber duck collection to date belongs to Charlotte Lee of Huntington Beach, CA. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, she owns 5,631 unique rubber ducks!
Duck Kleenex Holder Crochet Pattern from TD Creations Crochet
Rubber Duckie Dog Collar from Dapper Zeus Collars
Rubber Duckie Stitch Markers from Wee Ones
Duck Security Blanket Crochet Pattern from One and Two Company
Free Crochet Duck Hat Pattern from Stitch 11
Admit it. You saw a rubber ducky that was calling your name! I know I did! Happy National Rubber Ducky Day! Celebrate with your best buddy!
(You know-the duck!)
For lots of fun crafts and tutorials, visit my other website, Suzys Artsy Craftsy Sitcom!