Easy DIY Sailboat Crafts For Kids

These easy DIY sailboat crafts for kids are perfect for the summer. An easy and fun summer craft project your kids will love to do, and might extend into hours of water play fun! Check it out here.
How to make easy DIY sailboats out of styrofoam packaging. A great water play idea for the summer your kids will love!


To ensure these boats will float, we used some styrofoam packaging we got a few weeks ago. It's a great water play idea for the summer, and our kids love it. Yours will too! 

These DIY sailboats don't take a lot of time to make, and you probably have all the supplies at hand already:

Supplies:


How to make easy DIY sailboats out of styrofoam packaging. A great water play idea for the summer your kids will love!



  • a few pieces of styrofoam packaging
  • a few pieces of self adhesive vinyl-coated color paper (the vinyl coated type will last longer!)
  • toothpicks or thin sticks
  • scissors


How To Make An Easy Sailboat - Tutorial:


How to make easy DIY sailboats out of styrofoam packaging. A great water play idea for the summer your kids will love!

1) Cut an equilateral triangle from the self adhesive vinyl coated paper in the desired color. 

Fine motor skills task for kids: cutting. If kids will be cutting these triangles, you can first draw them on the backside of the paper sheet.



How to make easy DIY sailboats out of styrofoam packaging. A great water play idea for the summer your kids will love!


2) Peel off the backing and tape the color paper around the toothpick, leaving the bottom third of the toothpick exposed. Here's your sail.

How to make easy DIY sailboats out of styrofoam packaging. A great water play idea for the summer your kids will love!

3) Stick the toothpick into a piece of styrofoam and here's your sailboat for hours of water play!


Totally easy and quick. You can make tons of them, depending on the number of players and the amount of styrofoam pieces. 

How to make easy DIY sailboats out of styrofoam packaging. A great water play idea for the summer your kids will love!

A great way for kids to have races - either in a giant bucket or a water table, it will always mean tons of fun for the summer!


How to make easy DIY sailboats out of styrofoam packaging. A great water play idea for the summer your kids will love!

Not only are these styrofoam boats easy to make, they float, too!


How to make easy DIY sailboats out of styrofoam packaging. A great water play idea for the summer your kids will love!


It is not necessary to have a backyard for this kind of water play. At first, we simply used out kitchen sink, and it worked perfectly. one piece of advice, however: if you are about to set up the water play in your kitchen, make sure to have a towel at hand, to easily take care of any spills. 

How to make easy DIY sailboats out of styrofoam packaging. A great water play idea for the summer your kids will love!

Hours of fun and play for your kids!



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