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Miniature Boat Crafts and Activities


Foam Sailboats
Foam Sailboats miniature boat activity
Foam Sailboats miniature boat activity
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Create your own foam sailboat in this miniature boat activity. Then race the foam sailboat for an endlessly fun summer activity for kids.

What You'll Need:

  • Clean foam trays (from fruits or vegetables only)
  • Ballpoint pen
  • Scissors
  • Permanent markers
  • Fabric glue
  • Straight pin

How to Make Foam Sailboats:

Step 1: Draw a boat hull and a triangular sail on foam trays. Cut out the pieces.

Step 2: Decorate the pieces with permanent markers. Draw a sail emblem and your boat's name.

Step 3: Put a line of fabric glue (it's waterproof) on the boat hull and stand up the sail in the glue. Use a straight pin to keep the sail straight until the glue dries.

Step 4: Make a fleet for swimming pool races. If there is no wind, blow your boats from the start to the finish line!

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