I hope that everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day. If your weather was anything like ours was, you had a beautiful day to enjoy it in. We spent most of the day outside playing in Mai’s kiddie pool. We made sailboats out of 20 oz. soda bottles and sailed them around all day. Here is how…
Cut the bottom of the bottles off.
Rinse & dry the bottoms. Sand off any rough edges if sharp.
Cut pieces of drinking straws & foam pieces to form a mast & flag.
Add a generous amount of glue to the edge of the foam. Let cool slightly & then press onto the straw. Add a generous amount of glue to the center of the bottle. Again let it cool slightly & then press a straw into it. Add embellishments if you like. We added puffy stickers to our boats to dress them up a little.
We grabbed our quick & easy crafts and took them outside to play with them. Mai attacked her boats with her rubber shark & sunk them all.
She had more fun sinking them than floating them. She kept scooping the water with her hands & pouring it until she sunk them & then would dump them out & sink them all over again.
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Absolutely perfect for swim weather now and thank you for sharing!! 🙂
Thanks Janine. They were very simple & fun to play with.
Such a cute and simple idea. I bet this would keep my kids entertained for hours 🙂
My daughter had a lot of fun. She only wanted to sink them though with her toy shark. Lol
Haha oh yes, that sounds like something my kids would enjoy too. We are definitely going to try this.
My little guy would love these!
Thank you! We used them all weekend.
Awesome! I love simple.
Thanks Adrienne. They were very simple.
My son will sink them too! Cannot wait to try this!
Lol! Oh good, so it not just my daughter. I hope he likes them.
Super cute idea! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm.. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls
Thanks Hon! 🙂 I appreciate the shares.
My little guy just got a water table – now I know what to make with him for it! And I bet he will totally sink them, too, once he figures it out! Thanks so much for sharing at the Creative Inspiration Party – hope to see you again tonight!
Thank you. I hope he has as much fun with them as my little one did. 🙂
Oh, I love this! So simple and fun. We’ve been having beautiful weather lately, which always means lots of water play. These boats would be a great addition. Thanks so much for sharing!
Thank you. My daughter loved these. They have still held up over the past couple of weeks of pool play. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.
These are so cute!! Would love to have you share them this weekend at my link party Sharing Saturday!
Oh sorry I missed this. I didn’t see it until now.
I love this idea. The googly eyes were the finishing touch. I blogged about it here- http://twinkleteaches.blogspot.com/2015/05/things-to-do-over-summeror-how-to-keep.html
These would be great for the bathtub too! So glad you shared at #summerfamilyfun party! I’m sharing these on my social media.
Thank you. These were very easy to make & fun. Thank you for sharing. 🙂