Cattail Duck

by Dick Baugh and Bob Gillis




Create an overhand knot on one end of the cattail leaf to form the duck head. Make a 90 degree crease to create the neck and the beginning of the body.


Wind the rest of the cattail leaf to form the body. Take a strip of cattail leaf and tie it around the body.


Trim the head area to look like a duck head and add some cattail leaf wings.




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