Summer is the perfect time to relax, and lay back for a little bit, right? It is the right occasion to make all the do-it-yourself projects you wanted to make during the year. Kids are all around with no schedule, no obligations or homework, just like you! They are so ready to have fun and make great projects with YOU. I imagine a simple craft you will be able to make and share together.
The summer boat can be use as a toy, or by this “small “size, it can be a place card for your evening parties. In that case use the flag to write your guest name on it. If you are making few of them to go into the water, I recommend using regular wood instead of balsa. Now it is time to have fun.
What You Need
- 2 blocks of 5”x3” from a Balsa sheet (1/2”thick)
- 1 blocks 2”x1 ½” from the same balsa sheet
- Universal glue
- 1 skewer
- Fabric you like, or white one for the option of the place cards
- 1 nail
- Paint plus a paintbrush
- Cutter and a pen
Get all your supplies ready. Cut all your balsa rectangles; Have your paint ready and pic your fabric.
Let’s get started! Take your 2 Balsa rectangles, and as it is showing on the picture, draw two boat shapes. Then you can cut.
Glue together your two boat shapes, let’s dry. Now you can add your 2”x1 ½” block to it. Glue again and let’s dry.
It is the best part; pick your colors and paint! Including your nail!
With the help of your skewer, make two holes, one closed to the edge of the boat, and one more closed to the center.
Wrap a long fabric rectangle throughout your skewer; let’s dry. Then cut to make a flag.
Now the final touches: glue your mast to your boat. Repeat the same with the nail and add your twine around it.
Now you’re ready to set sail!