This milk carton boat is a fun craft that the kids will love!
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Several years ago we did a themed “All Things Boat” week. We ended up making five different toy boats, one of which was from a milk carton. We have been reading “Blue Boat” by Kersten Hamilton and Valeria Pertone, and I thought it was about time we tried making another milk carton boat!
To make our own “Blue Boat”, we used:
- Empty milk carton, washed and dried, pouring spout pushed in
- Wide blue duct tape
- Narrow white and black duct tape
- Square plastic container
- Round plastic cup
- Orange and black craft foam
- Circle cookie cutters (optional)
- Hot glue gun
To prepare the upper half of the boat, I cut a circle in the base of the square container, turned it upside down, and sat the cup in it. This is so my son could give some of his toys a ride in the boat! I taped it to the milk carton, then started layering on blue tape until the whole carton was covered.
Then I used black tape to secure the round cup, and started layered the white tape on the upper half of the boat.
I added a fun blue trim to the top and sides of the upper half.
It all looked great, but needed more character and detail. I used pressed round cookie cutters into orange and black craft foam as a guide for making the life rings.
I then hot-glued the craft foam to the sides and front of the boat. Finished!
My son loved it – and added one of his toys to it that looked rather like a boat captain!
Did it float? Well yes – very well actually!
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