One of the items on our summer checklist this year was "craft a boat and float it down a river". It's a lot of fun for my boys to make boats, take them to the river, and see how week they sail. In the past, we have used popsicle sticks, paper and stuff from our recycling bin. This year, we made simple (and super cool) pool noodle boats.
The boys loved their pool noodle boats because were waterproof and very buoyant, and I loved how simple they were to make.
To make a pool noodle boat:
1) Cut two equal-sized pieces from a pool noodle. I used a serrated knife.
2) Use electrical tape to attach a straw to the middle of one of the pool noodles.
3) Use duct tape to attach the two pool noodles together.
4) Cut a sail from craft foam, decorate (if desired), and use a hole punch to attach it to the boat.
We took our pool noodle boats down to the river, and my boys had a fantastic time chasing them along the shore line. It was a fantastic way to spend some time outside with my boys.
Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy)