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For fun: Build your own paper boat (below) and race it with your kids. Great on-the- water fun on a nice calm day.
Just for Fun: Toy Boat Time!
Take a few minutes to make a paper boat for your kids. They will enjoy seeing you do it and will soon be able to make them themselves. The tiny sailboats handle well (provided you sail them downwind) and they race! On a calm day, put them alongside your boat, in a bathtub or a puddle and watch them go. To enlarge the pix, just click on them.
3/ Now get your racer ready for the water. Be certain to give your boat's bottom a bend to create a slightly sharpened bow (the pointy end.) You can add cockpit coamings. You can draw in a little sailor, too, if you'd like along with a wheel to steer the boat. Don't hold back on the colorings. This boat was designed for kids to make in the back seat of a car during a trip to the marina or in the cockpit of a boat and sail later.
These step-by-step illustrations on how to make a paper sailboat is from The Kid's Travel Fun Book: Draw. Make Stuff Play games. Have fun for hours. (Revised and Updated Second Edition) The text and illustrations are copyrighted by Marlin and Loris Bree.