How-to

How to create a fun boat race for kids!

How to create a fun boat race for kids!

Cut a rectangle of paper (~ 2"x8"). Put paper in ziplock, fold over & tape (to make sail water tight). Poke a pen through sail. Tape pen & Chapstick to Tupperware boat (Chapstick= counterweight).

Here are our two boats.

Feel free to add balls of paper for "cannon balls". :)

Grab two bendy straws

And two 8x10 baking dishes. Fill both baking dishes about halfway with water. Note: you can grab capped-off rain gutters or use the bath tub if your kids are older.

Set baking dishes full of water on floor. If inside, put a towel down first. Place boats in the water. Use bendy straw to blow into sails!

On your marks, get set, GO! Whoever makes it across the pan first wins!


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