A simple junk model craft idea to make a cardboard box boat, along with some pirate themed play ideas.
How to make a cardboard box boat
My daughter loves all things ocean at the moment, 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!
She started her boat by making portholes, and fixed a deck inside the box, using a piece of the box held in place with sticky tape.
She used acrylic paint – for good coverage and durability – in shades of ocean blue.
She painted inside and out, using a wide paintbrush to make stripes on the outside.
She added a tissue paper sail and a ship’s wheel cut from the base of a pizza board.
And her junk model cardboard box boat is ready to sail.
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