BUILD-IT-YOURSELF BOAT TIPS
Persistence is a floating workplace
of things that can be self-built and used on small craft.
For fun: Build your own paper boat (below) and race it with your kids.
Great on-the-water kid's activity on a nice calm day.
How to build
a paper boat
Kids can make a paper boat in just a few minutes in the cockpit or the cabin of your boat. 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.