Summer Fun Sailboat


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 that is one of those easy crafts for kids.

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

DIY Sailboat is one of those fun dollar store crafts that can be done each year. DIY crafts keep your little ones busy and with these kids crafts they can also get wet!

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!

 DIY Sailboat is one of those fun dollar store crafts that can be done each year. DIY crafts keep your little ones busy and with these kids crafts they can also get wet!  DIY Sailboat is one of those fun dollar store crafts that can be done each year. DIY crafts keep your little ones busy and with these kids crafts they can also get wet!

sailboatsail  DIY Sailboat is one of those fun dollar store crafts that can be done each year. DIY crafts keep your little ones busy and with these kids crafts they can also get wet!

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  DIY Sailboat is one of those fun dollar store crafts that can be done each year. DIY crafts keep your little ones busy and with these kids crafts they can also get wet!

DIY Sailboat is one of those fun dollar store crafts that can be done each year. DIY crafts keep your little ones busy and with these kids crafts they can also get wet!  DIY Sailboat is one of those fun dollar store crafts that can be done each year. DIY crafts keep your little ones busy and with these kids crafts they can also get wet!

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!!!

DIY Sailboat is one of those fun dollar store crafts that can be done each year. DIY crafts keep your little ones busy and with these kids crafts they can also get wet!

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? How about our Trail Signs printable. And what better to have on a warm day then some Lemonade – try our Brazilian Lemonade, it will hit the spot!!

Going on a nature walk? Play a version of hide and seek with these trail signs. A fun game to play while camping, hiking with scouts or family.


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I am a mom to Five Little Chefs who love to cook and create anything with their hands. Watching over 10 additional hands keeps me busy but is so much fun! We laugh and cry everyday, but then want to do it again the next day. That is how we know we are enjoying life!

20 Replies to "Summer Fun Sailboat"

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    Merry April 30, 2013 (8:18 am)

    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.

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    huana May 2, 2013 (12:27 pm)

    They are so lovely!

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    jaime May 2, 2013 (5:27 pm)

    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. http://frogsandsnailsandpuppydogtails-jaime.blogspot.com/2013/05/paint-with-flowers-and-kids-co-op.html

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    kristascookin May 3, 2013 (9:58 am)

    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

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    amber whitehead May 3, 2013 (1:53 pm)

    Just added this to our summer pinterest board love it!

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    krystie May 3, 2013 (3:21 pm)

    how fun are these! just pinned, thanks!

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    Nicole May 4, 2013 (6:59 am)

    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

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    Lauren May 4, 2013 (7:59 am)

    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!

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    Kimberli May 4, 2013 (10:43 am)

    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 greatastestuesdays.blogspot.com

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    Paula @Call Me PMc May 4, 2013 (4:14 pm)

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

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    Katherine May 5, 2013 (5:19 am)

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

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    Hani Shabbir May 6, 2013 (11:41 am)

    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!

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    The Happy Creations May 22, 2014 (2:40 am)

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

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