I am happy when I find a craft that appeals to boys as well as girls. This jewelry box boat craft certainly fits the bill. It assembles easily, is inexpensive, and best of all kid tested! (It rated 100% on the fun scale!)
- White Jewelry Gift Boxes (this package contains 6 jewelry boxes)
- 9″ Bamboo Skewers
- Striped Paper Straws
- Washi Tape
- A2 Sized Envelopes (or copy paper)
- Standard Sized Hole Punch
- End Nipper Pliers
- Bead Reamer or awl
- Crayons (or markers, stickers, etc)
The washi tape flag should be attached to the bamboo skewer, it will help keep the straw in place. If there is excess skewer on the top of the straw, push it through the bottom of the boat craft so the washi tape flag is flush with the top of the straw.
For making the sail on our boats, I used A2 envelopes. I have an overabundance of envelopes, and I am always looking for ways to use them up. Plus, they were a perfect size for the sail. You could always use copy paper- or another light weight paper. The dimensions to my envelope were approximately 4″ by 6″.
I gently opened the sealed parts on the envelope, and cut out the center rectangle.
If your sailboats are unsteady, move the pennies around to redistribute the weight. Or trim the sails, if needed.