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Cork Sail Boats

This week we took a few days off and went to the seaside. It was a lovely vacation even though it was quite windy which means there was quite a bit of waves. But we didn’t let that hold us back and we successfully launched our home made cork sail boats which I mostly prepared at home ahead of time.

Cork Sail Boats

These little sail boats are super cute and easy to make. I found an inspiration for this project here and here. Now get ready for a summer sailing adventure at home or right at the seaside! ๐Ÿ˜‰

MATERIALS (for one sail boat):

  • 3 corks
  • 1 toothpick
  • 2 rubber bands
  • a small piece of craft foam

Cork Sail Boats

Instructions:

To start off, cut a small triangle from a piece of craft foam which will serve as a sail. Then prepare a few rubber bands, a tooth pick and three corks.

Bind all three corks with the rubber bands and stick the toothpick into the middle one. Make a hole on each side of the sail and carefully attach the toothpick.

Cork Sail Boats

And now the cork sail boats are ready for their first sea adventure! ๐Ÿ™‚

Cork Sail Boats

Cork Sail Boats

Even though we had a bit of waves when we launched the sail boats, they did very well. The calmer the sea the better they’ll do, as a bigger wave will capsize them. If that happens it’s not a problem because they’re completely waterproof and almost indestructible. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Cork Sail Boats

Cork Sail Boats

Since the sail boats include a toothpick, you should be the judge if it’s appropriate for your child to play with these cork sail boats. I kept a close eye on my daughter. To make the whole thing a bit safer for smaller kids, cut the top end of the tooth pick so it’s not as sharp.

Cork Sail Boats

4 Comments

  1. hi do you guys have any activities that are related to the ocean and if yes give me an email by today ohh and yes the activities have to be for preschooler and thank you for taking your time to read this reply.

    1. Hi Lia! I’m sorry for replying late. You can simply click the magnifying glass icon on the top of the page to search for specific activities. I hope this helps!
      Best regards, Sandra

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