Easy Cork Boat Craft for Kids

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Here is a super cute and quick little craft for you  – cork and rubber band boats. Love super easy boat crafts for kids.

These are ridiculously easy and quick to do and yet are so cute and fun AND really float well. Learn how to make easy cork boats!

Pirate Ships - Cork Boat craft for kids
Frist shared in April 2015

Once you start making these easy cork boats, you will soon find yourself with a whole regatta of them!!!! We started off making colourful sails and then moved on to some of these pirate cork boat beauties. Really, keep it simple or make add some detail! It is up to you!

(PS if you are after some more cork crafts, check out these cute Cork Mini Beasts  over on my friend’s blog! As well as our many cork crafts here on Red Ted Art)

Watch the video how to, to see how VERY QUICK it is to make these:

Step by step cork boat making instructions

Simple Cork Boats for KidsTo Make Cork Boats you will need:

  • 3 corks per boat – this gives it the perfect stability
  • 2 elastic bands (we collected them off the road as the postman always drops them)
  • a toothpick
  • some paper or craft foam
  • string (optional)
Upcycled Cork Crafts - Cork Boat

To Make Cork Boats:

1) Place your elastic around the three corks – try and get 3 corks that are roughly the same width.

Simple Pirate Ship Craft

2) Decide on what sort of sails you want. You can keep them plain or add piratey details. Here we made some pirate ship sales – by using black paper and some white paint. Using craft foam would be great as it would add a little bit more water proofness. Though these boats float so well, the sails shouldn’t get wet.

3) Pierce your sail with the toothpick and add a wimple if you wish.

Simple Cork Boat Craft - quick and easy to make

4) Poke your toothpick onto your cork boat base and you are done and ready to sail!

Add a little string to your cork boat if you wish to take it to the local pond or river.

More fabulous BOAT DIYs for Summer here:

Boat DIY ideas

Fancy more Cork Crafts? Take a peak at these:

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