We love getting into the arts and crafts these days, and will take a shot at almost anything to keep our toddler busy. But sometimes it’s tough to get to the craft store so we just have to make do with whatever is in front of us. And that’s what today’s sailboat craft is all about.
Since our toddler loves exploring in the backyard, I decided it would be fun to have him gather up a few twigs and turn them into a sailboat he could set adrift in the water!
To make our super simple wooden sailboat craft, we gathered up a handful of sticks, a large leaf and a few garbage bag twisties.
I intertwined the twisties around each stick until they were all secure – you may have to play around with this to get it right, but shouldn’t take too long at all. Because the twisties are more durable than string, they actually work well to keep the boat together!
Finally, I added a large leaf and left the boat to sail in the pool!
This is such a quick and easy craft to do with your little ones using the simple resources at your disposal. Plus, our toddler loved searching for twigs in the yard, playing with them and watching the boat float away. So easy and so much fun!!
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Ana, a mom to three rambunctious little boys, has supported thousands of women throughout their pregnancy and motherhood journey since 2012 as a prenatal and postpartum educator at MommysBundle.com.