I've had the idea of making wine cork boats on my mind for quite a while, and at long last we had a few minutes to pull out that bag of recycled wine corks, and make some little boats to try out in our wading pool. After my boys saw how successful these boats were, and that the wind even carried my little sailboat version across the pool, I think we'll be making some more soon! Next time we'll plan ahead and use silicone as our adhesive, as the hot glue did not hold up after prolonged exposure to the water. However, with hot glue there's instant gratification, so take that into consideration, or use wire or string to bind your creations together! And for another blogger's adorable take on this project, complete with a cord for not loosing the little boats in the stream, check out the post, here.
- recycled wine corks
- tongue depressors/popsicle sticks
- small pieces of wood
- skewers or some odds and ends from a pick-up sticks game
- craft foam
- hot glue or preferable silicone, though you'll have to allow a least a day for the silicone to harden
How To: Kind of self explanatory right? Glue everything together. Stick the skewer into the wine cork for the mast. Draw some sail/flag shapes on craft foam and cut them out. Find the nearest body of water and enjoy. Ahhhhhhh. Just looking at these photos is refreshing!