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!


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