10 Boat Craft Ideas

10+ Boat Craft Ideas – Summer Fun!

| June 8, 2013 | 2 Comments

Boat Craft IdeasOur “video” series continues – today crafty bloggers share their favourite Boat Craft Ideas with you. Boats are a wonderfully fun activity for kids to take part in. Design them. Make them. Then see how well they float!

To me, making boats are all about “childhood memories”. I hope my kids look back one day, and remembering that time we made the boats and how well they floated…

Note: if you do let them float outdoors, do add a little string to your boat, so you can retrieve them and not harm local wildlife! (or have sobbing children that want their boat back!)

You can make boats out of a surprising amount of different things – the humble Paper Boat (which we LOVE), margarine tub boats, crafts stick boats! Your imagination is the limit. Check out what we have to share with you!

Our Boat Craft Ideas Video:

In order of appearance

1) I demonstrate how easy it is to make a Walnut Boat – super simple and so cute. We love them!

2) We then share our Self Propelled Tug Boats – they actually work. So fun.

3) Playful Learners recycle little Aluminium Foil pirate boats. Adorable.

4) Kidschaos shares the classic Paper Boat (blogpost to follow). SOOO pleased to hear that her son still adores making them. I taught him three years ago and he has never looked back since. Here is a link to the paper boat craft video.

5) Zing Zing Tree continues the recycling trend by reusing some “banana leaves” her chips came in (fries), the boat looks so authentic. (watch the video)

6) Crystal Treasures has a paper roll tube canoe – it looks fantastic (but note, not one for water, but for pretend play only). (She also made some Deviled Egg Boats, which made me smile!!)

7) Juice cartons are great idea for boats, as they are already waterproof. Domestic Goddesque shares her crafts. You could almost make these on the go!

8) Finally, Here Come The Girls also made a canoe using egg cartons, perfect for “little people to sit in”.

9) A while back we also made Egg Carton boats – and used the kids artwork to decorate the flags.

10) Me and My Shadow made some rafts using Craft Sticks. They look fabulous (sadly not on the video!).

11) Finally some quirky little cork boats we made AGES ago. They were very much a spur of the moment “craft” – and I am sure you could do a much better jobs than us, but do be inspired by them!

Hope you enjoy the boat crafts and that you are inspired to look around you and see what YOU could make a boat from!

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Category: Hangouts, Kids Craft, Recycling, Summer

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  1. AuntyLulu says:

    I teach origami to several groups of children. There are many great origami boats you can fold. To make them water resistant, rub the bottom with a candle or wax crayon. You could also fold them out of aluminum foil, wax paper or thick plastic like the one you find in chip bags and other foods, secure them with cello tape so they don’t unfold.
    Happy water play!

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