You and your child can create this sweet little boat for lots of fun play! Made from simple materials usually found in your home, its easy to assemble and a little project you and your kids can do together.
This is what you will need:
• Empty egg carton
• 2 square sheets of paper (either patterned or you can decorate yourself)
• Sticky Tape
Place the skewer into the egg carton and secure underneath with the blutac to make sure it doesn’t slip out.
Select one of the square pieces of paper and make a 1cm fold on one of the edges.
Then make a second fold to form a triangle, from the top of the first fold to the centre of the square. Then cut along the fold you just created. Repeat on the other side. Essentially, we are cutting out a triangle for the mast.
To attach the paper mast to the skewer, simply wrap the first paper fold you made around the skewer and tape to secure.
Tie the string around the top of the skewer and secure to the egg carton of the base.
Using your second piece of square paper, cut an approx. 4cm rectangle and fold it in half length ways.
Keeping the paper folded, cut triangles to create the bunting.
NB: You may notice every second triangle will need to be discarded as you can only use the triangles that are fixed at the base end.
Using tape or glue, secure the triangles to the string at even intervals.
Completed! Well done and happy playing!