Time for our Boat Craft Ideas for Summer! Boats are a wonderfully fun activity for kids to take part in. The perfect Kids Crafts theme for the great outdoors.
Design them. Make them. Then see how well they float! Lots of Summer Crafts fun for kids.
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!
Wonderful Boat Crafts for Kids
Learn how to make a Walnut Boat – super simple and so cute. We love them!
We then share our Self Propelled Tug Boats – they actually work. So fun.
Kidschaos shares the classic Paper Boat. 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.
Crystal Treasures has made some Deviled Egg Boats, which made me smile!!
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!
More DIY Boat Ideas
A while back we also made Egg Carton boats – and used the kids artwork to decorate the flags.
Me and My Shadow made some rafts using Craft Sticks. They look fabulous.
Simple quirky little cork boats we made AGES ago. They were very much a spur of the moment “craft” – super easy and fun to make!
We love these Juice Carton or Milk Carton Boats
Adorable little shell boat
We still love our Pirate Ship! And it is much played with over 5 years later.
A simple impromptu pirate ship for our playmobil.
Love these Sponge Boats! So clever.
Laundry Basket Sail Boat Fun for rainy days!
Adore how fun these Ice Cube Boats are!
Stunning Papier Mache Boats
Twig Boats – so pretty!
More Driftwood Boats.
Our Boat Craft Ideas Video:
Hope you enjoy the boat crafts and that you are inspired to look around you and see what YOU could make a boat from!