Don’t let summer sail away before you set sail with your very own milk carton sailboat! This is a fun and easy craft for kids that only requires a few items, and I have a hunch you already have some of them lying around the house! My kiddos love playing outside in their kiddie pool as a fun way to beat the late summer heat! They also love a “project,” as they call it, which generally means they love to craft and bake (I wonder where they got that from?)! Anyhoo, these fun little DIY sailboats are a perfect mix of two of their favorite activities! They have a blast floating their sailboats; keep scrolling so we can show YOU how to build a boat out of a milk carton!
Milk Carton Sailboat
For this project, you will need:
½ gallon milk carton(s) or Goldfish cracker carton(s)
Duct tape (preferably with fun patterns)
Clear contact paper
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Start by cutting the carton in half lengthwise and covering the cut edge with duct tape. Cut the corner of the tape as shown so it will fold down neatly.
Cut a triangle out of paper and decorate it with stickers or a design of your choice!
Cover both sides of the triangle with contact paper to help make it waterproof.
Cut two small holes in the sail (the end of the scissor works well to bore small holes), and push the dowel through the sail.
Attach the end of the dowel to the bottom of the inside of the boat with four pieces of duct tape, each about 3 inches long. Be sure to create enough tension to keep the sail up!
Now you are ready to set sail your very own DIY sailboat!
I hope you found this craft a fun and enjoyable creation to share with the little ones in your life! I would love your help in floating this sailboat DIY to your friends down the social media river through the sharing buttons below!
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