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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Recycled Milk Carton Boat Craft

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Here's a fun and simple milk carton craft you can make with your kids.

Materials:
  • 1 milk carton
  • 2 paper cups
  • 1 pair disposable chopsticks
  • 2 rubber bands
  • electrical tape
  • 2 toothpicks
  • scissors
  • crayons


Directions:
  1. First, cut the milk carton in half lengthwise.
  2. Tape the end back together to make the front of the boat. 
  3. Decorate the boat with tape.
  4. Decorate 2 paper cups with windows and passengers looking out. 
  5. Make flags from toothpicks and tape and stick through the bottom of the cups.
  6. Tape the cups into the boat. 
  7. Attach two chopstick on the sides of the boat to secure the motor paddle.


Motor paddle
  1. Cut a rectangle from a milk carton about 6 inches long and 1 inch wide.
  2. Fold the rectangle in half, then half again, then half again to make eight equal sections.
  3. Fold every two sections onto each other and then into a four way cross shape. Staple each section in the middle to secure and cover in tape.
  4. Tie two blue rubber bands together and then two purple to make two sets of two.( colors are only examples)
  5. Tie one end of each color set around the center of the motor paddle.
  6. Tie the ends to bottom of the "A".
  7. Wind up and let your boat sail in a bathtub.


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