DIY Cork Sailboat In A Jar

DIY Cork Sailboat Aquarium

Remem­ber the ship in a bot­tle that mes­mer­ized you as a child? Here’s a fun twist that your lit­tle one will love. All you need are a few corks, some thread, tooth­picks, and con­struc­tion paper.

DIY Cork Sailboat Aquarium

This easy craft for kids is not only fun, but will also look lovely sit­ting on your win­dowsill or as cen­ter­piece at your child’s next birth­day. You could even make a fleet of tiny cork sail­boats for a bath time regatta.

Let’s get started!

DIY Cork Sailboat Aquarium: What You Need

What You Need

  • Con­struc­tion paper
  • Tooth­picks
  • Corks
  • Thread
DIY Cork Sailboat Aquarium: Instructions


  1. Align three corks for the base of the boat.
  2. Cut a piece of thread and wind it around the corks hor­i­zon­tally. Tie a knot.
  3. Cut another piece of thread and wind it around the corks ver­ti­cally. Tie a knot.
  4. Cut another piece of cork for the swimmer.
  5. Break a tooth­pick in half and stick it into the cork.
  6. Cut a small tri­an­gle out of con­struc­tion paper, punch two holes, and slide it over the toothpick.
  7. The swim­mer is finished!
  8. Cut a larger tri­an­gle to use for the sail. Punch two holes in the middle.
  9. Slide a tooth­pick through the holes. Stick the tooth­pick in the cen­ter cork of the boat.
  10. Attach the lit­tle swim­mer to the sail­boat with some thread and pieces of toothpick.
DIY Cork Sailboat In A Jar

Now take a glass bowl or jelly jar, fill it with water, add a few peb­bles, and voilá! Your tiny cork sail­boat in a jar is finished.

DIY Cork Sailboat In A Jar DIY Cork Sailboat In A Jar

Happy craft­ing!

  • Terri Betz

    Love this! So whim­si­cal it makes me happy! Thanks for shar­ing this with us !

  • Hodge Podge

    so sweet and i LOVE your photos!

  • Teresa

    Think­ing of my daughter’s birth­day. Great and Fun filled idea for the kids table.
    Thank you for shar­ing,

  • Bri­ana Nichele Mateo

    This would be a great cen­ter piece for a nau­ti­cal baby shower or kids birth­day. I may even try this in my fishes bowl!

  • Bri­ana Nichele Mateo

    I love the idea of a float­ing house!

  • Cassi

    Very cute! I’ll be fea­tur­ing it on The Crafty Crow!

  • Jessie

    Adorable, plan on mak­ing this, how long does the cork last?

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