Summer Fun Sailboat

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The weather is getting warmer!! And my Little Chefs LOVE to play outside……especially if there is water involved! So we came up with a Summer Fun Sailboat craft.

Water + Sun + Little Chefs = Hours of Fun and Happiness!!!

The Little Chefs wanted to do a fun activity outside today, and because we had just walked in the door from school……I had no ideas for an activity.  I asked them to look around for an idea and find supplies  to make something we could take outside to play with.  They quickly found some old container lids. Perfect!!! We had an idea to create sailboats…..and what do sailboats need? Water! So, we also needed to make some sort of river for them to float down.

What fun this activity turned out to be!!! They grabbed the glue gun and went straight to work.  A simple craft stick broken in two, with some Washi tape as the sail – within minutes my Little Chefs had their sailboats ready to go!

 sailboatsupplies  sailboatsticks

sailboatsail  sailboathold

We took them outside for a water adventure.  To make our awesome “river” – I had bought a few rolls of tin foil at the dollar store for another project we had been working on. We had an extra roll – so we rolled it out down the driveway, and folded up the edges.  We put the water hose at the top and created a river just perfect for thier little sailboats.

 sailboatfoil  sailboatyellow

sailboatboy  sailboatsfloating

This was such a fun activity and craft – Little Chefs LOVED it.  It used recycled items, and it so simple to make and was so easy to cleanup!! The Little Chefs then started getting new and fun ideas of the possibilities of tin foil, they seemed endless!! They loved that we could mold it and create such a fun “river” for their cute (oh wait, Little Chef E told me I could not call them cute) AWESOME Summer Fun Sailboats!! I then had to put the camera away, because the Little Chefs realized how much fun the hose was as well, and lets just say we were all SOAKED!!!


Any other fun ideas you have done using tin foil? What other simple, yet fun activities do your kids like to do outside to enjoy the warm weather? And what better to have on a warm day then some Lemonade – try our Brazilian Lemonade, it will hit the spot!!  And if you have not heard the excitment going on…….We have a GIVEAWAY going on right now for an awesome California Pizza Stone!!

Casserole Night With Country Crock #CountryCrockStars
Pork Carnitas


  1. How fun! I’m definitely keeping this in mind for the next hot day. Paper kits are another fun thing to do on warm breezy days. I like projects like this that encourage recycling and creativity.

  2. They are so lovely!

  3. oh this looks like fun. I may have to try with my boys. found you through its playtime, following on:-)

    Would love for you to come link up to the kids co-op if you do not already.

  4. What a fun idea! Perfect for Summer afternoon’s when “boredom” sets in! My boys would love doing this. I just pinned it. Thanks for sharing this super fun idea :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

  5. Just added this to our summer pinterest board love it!

  6. how fun are these! just pinned, thanks!

  7. This is super cute! I am a new follower from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and hopefully you will want to follow me back! Nicole

  8. How fun is this?! We are totally doing this soon. My daughter would love it! I’d love for you to come share this at our Pinteresting Party!

  9. Love this and your blog! I would love to have you come and share this at my link party that is just up and going! Come join us! We would love to have you at

  10. Thanks for joining us at Saturday Dishes, Pinned to Saturday Dishes board ~ Paula

  11. I love this! We will definitely have to try this this summer!!

  12. This looks like so much fun.. I am so going to try this out.. My son loves boats and we sometimes make paper boats and sail them in the pool. Soon they get wet and useless. This is a sturdy idea!

  13. That’s a really cute sailboat,will try this today:):)thanks for posting!!


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