The materials we had on offer included tinfoil pie dishes, plastic bowls, drinking straws and the contents of our making box.
The basic principle we used to make our masts was to use sticky tape to fasten a bendy drinking straw to the inside base of each vessel – then each child came up with their own design of how they wanted to make a toy boat.
This was a great activity for a hot day as the building took place inside in the shade and then we went outside to go sailing once the mid-day heat had passed. Everyone joined in a group activity and all the boat’s turned out to be so different – bring each child’s ideas to life.
How to make a toy boat? Take junk, add imagination, and set sail!