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Floating ducks, need help!

17 years 1 month ago #132534 by JHB
Replied by JHB on topic RE: Floating ducks, need help!
You most definitely have to post back with full details! We're all waiting to hear. The weight idea may be more trouble than it's worth. And, I'm no glue expert. Silicon might be better.

As for additional alternatives...I'm guessing the ducks will be in a plastic baby pool?? I wonder if shredding a ream (or even two) of blue copy paper and spreading it across the bottom would be enough to give you some fake water - providing a bit of depth and the right color. My kids use to love feeding paper into the shredder.

You could check the dollar store to see if they happen to have any of the blue shredded, crinkly packaging (like Easter grass, but paper) used for gift bags. But those packages are usually pretty small, so I'd think that would get expensive.

P.S. While I usually discourage cross-posting, I suspect your final story really needs to also go into the "Seemed So Simple..." post in the Free for All section!:rolleyes:
17 years 1 month ago #132529 by cottonwoodptc
LOL
Thanks! I'm going to try the washer idea, JHB. If this works, I owe you big. I have nightmares over those darn ducks. My guess is the little ones don't work as well as the large ones do because they're so top 'heavy'.... duh! Just got back from WalMart, so as soon as the baby is asleep, I'm going to give it a try. Stay tuned...

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17 years 1 month ago #132499 by JHB
Replied by JHB on topic RE: Floating ducks, need help!
How many ducks are we talking about? It sounds like they need some weight strategically added. Can you get some water-proof glue and affix a washer on the bottom? (one that won't rust).

My dad gets some glue at Walmart that he swears by (in the hardware area). It's one of those two part syringe epoxy types. It's about 99 cents, sets up pretty fast and - according to him - will practically survive a nuclear blast.

Please keep us posted - we all want to hear the final decision.

P.S. Oh - and just to be clear, I am suggesting gluing washers (or weights ) the rubber ducks, not the live ones.
17 years 1 month ago #132487 by Silver Fox
Okay now that was funny Cotton!
Now that I have recovered I would go the easier, cheeper & less stressful route for you at this moment. I am picturing kids hopped up on carnival sugar splashing the water around so perhaps a paper/paint pond my be the quickest solution and next year you can have a fighting chance at those darn ducks in advance!

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17 years 1 month ago #132486 by cottonwoodptc
OK, I've about had it with these blasted rubber ducks. Our spring carnival is Saturday, and are going to have a duck pond. We've got some ducks from last year that tip over when placed in water. Now these we're 'designed' for duck ponds at carnivals. So this year, I ordered a different type... they still don't float right!
I'm at my wit's end trying to solve this dilemma.(sp?) I can solve this one of three ways, but I'm open for suggestions.
1. I put very little water in the duck 'pond' and place the ducks in there to 'float'.
2. I make a virtual pond (paint and paper) and place the ducks in there.
3. I go to the nearest golf course at night, capture a flock of ducks, clip their wings, paint numbers on their butts, dig a big hole in the sand box, fill it with water, and place the ducks in there... LOL

Now, I'd rather not do 2 of the 3 listed above, (i'll leave it to your imagination as to which ones).
Does anybody have any other suggestions, tips, and more importantly, ducks that float (for next year's purpose)?

Thanks for your help, you guys are the best!

LMAO.... now, on a side note, yet ironically similar...
GO DUCKS! (the one's on the frozen pond)

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