When I saw a picture of DIY bottle cork boats in our recent issue of Family Fun magazine (March 2014 issue) I knew I needed to try it/adapt it myself. I had been looking for a way to use bottle corks in DIY yourself projects (mainly for décor purposes) but this project works for children’s play/boat racing in water as well.
To get started you need the following items: (I adapted the original items to what I had on hand)
-A hot glue gun
– Toothpick (even though the magazine said a coffee stirrer but both work)
– Triangle cut out from paper (I used a checkered pattern from a gift bag because I liked it- although the magazine recommended milk or juice carton triangle cutout).
-Two bottle corks
– Writing utensil to mark triangle outline (optional)
First, take the two corks and toothpick and glue the toothpick in-between the corks. I glued in-between top and bottom to be sure the toothpick and corks had a stronger hold.
Second draw an outline of a triangle on whatever paper or carton you use and cut this out:
After the triangle is cutout glue the triangle onto the toothpick and hold in place for a few seconds.
Viola! You have a boat! It goes great as a home décor piece or functions/floats in a tub or tub of water so you could choose to have your kids/or anyone do a boat race.
Have fun! Let me know what you think below! What would you do with boats like these?
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