You can make these cute little toy boats in just a few minutes. They are great for preschoolers and kindergartners to practice cutting with scissors, drawing, and molding clay.
Estimated Time: 20 minutes
- A wide plastic lid (like the lid from a margarine tub)
- A drinking straw
- Construction paper
- Kids' scissors
- A hole punch
- Crayons, markers, and/or stickers
- A small wad of play dough
Cut a triangle from a piece of construction paper, which will be your sail. Decorate the sail with crayons, markers, and/or stickers.
Punch three holes along one side of the triangle.
Weave a drinking straw (the boat’s mast) through the holes.
Put a small wad of molding clay on the inside of the lid. Then push the end of the drinking straw into the clay.
You now have a cute little toy sailboat that can float in water!