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Rubber Ducks Not Floating Upright

I purchased some small, but cute, rubber ducks for a Winter Carnival Duck Pond. I now find the ducks will not float upright but fall over to one side. Does anyone have any ideas on how to weight them or another way of doing them without water? I tried taping a small washer to the bottom but it didn't help. How heavy would a weight need to be? If I find something that works, I'll glue them on. Thanks for all suggestions.

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Melody from Oak Ridge, TN

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February 5, 20090 found this helpful

I have never bought a rubber duckie that actually floated in the water. I have tried everything and finally gave up. I would suggest buying smaller ones that have smaller head areas on them. All of mine seemed to be top heavy. Hope this helps.

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December 11, 20160 found this helpful

You need to give the rubber duck a keel like a yacht would have. I screwed a 4 inch screw into the centre hole with a few large nuts on the screw. For an outdoor pond, make sure you use stainless and not copper or brass.

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February 5, 20090 found this helpful

What about putting a layer of sand inside them.

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February 5, 20090 found this helpful

Try your local Craft's Shop... obviously a weight, glued along the centered-bottom should work; maybe there are other items at the CS that might be an easier answer..

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February 7, 20090 found this helpful

Do the ducks have a hole in the bottom where air blows out when you squeeze the duck? If so, squeeze the duck and submerge it in water. Let go and it will "inhale" water. The water should make it bottom-heavy enough to float upright. Might take a couple of "inhales" to get the right amount of water inside the duck.

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June 21, 20170 found this helpful

Sorry to say the tips were not working for me. Out of desperation I tried sticking a tie/lapel pin on the bottom (like the American flag pins you see on a men's suit jacket) Perfect fix :)

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