Construction Paper - Index Card - Toilet Paper Roll -
Scissors - Glue or Tape - Crayons (Optional)
your little one will not be able to take this craft in with
them when they take a bath it will be a sail boat that they
can enjoy out of the water.
1: You can use index cards or paper for this project.
If your using index cards you'll need two for the sides of
the boat and one for the front, back and sail of the boat.
Draw a diagonal line from the top corner of the card to the
bottom halfway point, for the sail. Trace around the roll
at the corner of the index card and then next to it for the
front and back of the boat. If you use paper cut out a 6 x
5 inch piece for the sides of the boat, but the circles will
be the same and the sail size is up to you.
2: Cut out the sail and the circles for the boat. If
you didn't use index card as stated before cut a 6 x 5 inch
piece of paper for the side of the boat. You may consider doing
steps 1 and 2 before you are with your toddler so they are not
waiting to get involved in the project and do not become too
curious about scissors. When you cut out the sail trim away
at the bottom corner leaving a 1 x 1/2 inch tab for the sail
to stand on.
3: Help your toddler cover the boat. Glue or tape
the sides to the boat, starting at the bottom of the boat,
they should go a bit above the toilet paper roll. Do the same
with the to circles that you cut out to cover the front and
back of the roll. If you toddler plans on drawing on the boat
you may have them do that prior to the gluing. If you used
color construction paper consider cutting circles for windows
on your boat to glue or tape on.
4: You have three options for installing the sail to
the boat. You can cut a hole into the toilet paper roll the
size of the sail tab and stick the tab into it. You can glue
or tape the tab to the side of the boat or glue or tape that
tab to the top of the toilet paper roll. It is entirely up to
you, but now your boat is complete and ready to set sail.
can customize this toddler boat craft anyway you like. Two small
circles on the side give the illusion of some lower deck windows
or possible a place for cannons if your child wants their sail
boat to be a pirate ship. Have your child make several of these
crafts and they will have the opportunity for sail boat races.