B is all about the ocean right now, and with a trip to the seaside coming up in a few weeks she’s thinking about how she might like to be a sailor. So when a big cardboard box arrived in the house she knew just what she wanted to do ~ make a boat!
Be a sailor: make a boat
She painted inside and added sticky mosasic squares – she’s sailing in style!
She used acrylic paint ~ for good coverage and durability.
As any sea dog would tell you, if you want to be a sailor, you need some maps.
She made some strong tea and dipped her paper in to give it an aged look. Tearing the edges of the paper made it look old too. Then she left them to dry, laid flat on a wire baking rack, with a teatowel underneath to catch any drips.
Once dry, B and L added illustrations to their maps. This brought so much language and imagination into the play.
They added in their egg box treasure chest, and set sail.
More ideas to be a sailor
If you know a child who’d like to be a sailor – make a boat! You might like these toy boats that really float.
Or try this pirate map idea for storytelling.