My children love to create things and I am more than happen to spend time with them, so when my son asked if we could make something, I grabbed out my “kid craft supplies” and we got to making. After a little brainstorming we decided to make a raft, which ended up turning into the perfect little Popsicle Stick Boat for Legos. And it really floats! Since I’ve been blogging most of my younger children’s lives, he asked if I wanted to photograph our project. I agreed and together we wrote up this tutorial so you can create with your children!
Popsicle Stick Boat Supplies
Large or Small Popsicle Sticks
Hot Glue or Wood Glue
Felt or Foam
On a flat surface, lay 8 popsicle sticks side-by-side.
Hot glue together.
Lay 4 popsicles on top of the first layer, going in the opposite direction (see photo) and hot glue in place.
Add a last layer of 8 popsicle sticks. The deck of the boat is complete.
To create the sides:
Hot glue 1 popsicle stick on its side along the edge of the deck. Repeat on the opposite side of the boat.
Cut off the ends of 2 popsicle sticks and hot glue on the two empty sides of the boat. The sides are complete.
To create the sail:
Cut the corner off a piece of felt or foam.
Trim the edge off one side of two popsicle sticks to create the mast. Optional: Cut the opposite ends of the mast beams at an angle to match the sail.
Hot glue the felt between the two mast beams. Hot glue the beams to the deck of the boat.
Embellish the boat as desired. We used a button for the wheel and some Lego pieces.
The Popsicle Boat is ready to set sail! And it even floats – in cold water. Do not use hot water, as it can melt the hot glue and your boat will fall apart.
Looking for other fun kids crafts? My son and I have enjoyed making these:
My son wanted to make his dad a boat for his bday. This was the perfect craft for a 4 yo and Mama to work on together. Thank you for the idea!
I’m so glad! Thanks for sharing.