With so many lakes in Minnesota, it’s so much fun to go for a stroll and admire the colorful boats. My youngest doesn’t quite understand why we don’t have one, too. He loves water but my hubby and I are more of mountain people. So owing a boat has never been on our list. This paper plate boat craft is what my son’s favorite boat would probably look like. A red boat is the best.
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Paper plate boat craft
- free boat under the sun template
- 2 paper plates
- paint: 2 shades of blue
- hole punch
- blue yarn or ribbon
- cardstock paper: white, red and yellow
Step 1: Paint the back of one paper plate. Use a darker shade of blue for the bottom and a light shade for the rest of the paper plate.
Step 2: Once the paint has dried, cut out a center circle of the paper plate.
Step 3: Punch holes along the inner edge, but only the bottom that is painted in a darker shade of blue.
Step 4: Use yarn or ribbon and thread it through the holes to make it look like waves. If you plan on using ribbon you will need fewer holes.
Step 5: Place the other plate right side up on the table and paint it following the same pattern as the first paper plate: darker shade of blue for the bottom and a light shade for the rest.
Step 6: Print out the boat under the sun template and use it to cut out a boat out of white cardstock paper, sails out of red cardstock paper and the sun out of yellow cardstock paper.
Step 7: Glue the boat parts on the paper plate.
Step 8: Plate the first paper plate on top of the second one and staple them together.
Step 9: Glue the sun on the second plate.
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