Monday, July 6, 2009
Let's Set Sail!
Ahoy Mates!!! Greetings from our new boat! (the packing paper is suppose to be waves!)
We started with moving materials. A large wardrobe box, duct tape, a cardboard tube from fabric (you could also use wrapping paper roll), some left over muslin fabric, washable poster paint, packing paper and a little yarn.
I assembled the box the best I could with the duct tape. I left the top and bottom open so the kids could crawl in and out. I cut a large opening on the side (which is now the top of the boat). I attached the fabric to the cardboard roll with a staple gun and secured it into place with the yarn.
The kids worked together as a team, painting. They LOVE to paint!
When it was painted, the kids jumped inside and we set sail!
Notice all the paint! Make sure you use washable paint!!! LOL
It took an hour and a half to make the boat and then it was lunch time so we are going back out now to take sail. I'll probably post more pictures tonight.