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Racing Sailboats

Updated: Dec 29, 2021

Boats are used for work and play. They transport us from one place to another and move at different speeds.

Skill Level: Intermediate Suitable For: 4 - 5 years old Estimated Time: < 15 mins Environment: Indoors


  • Used plastic lid (like the lid from a margarine tub)

  • Drinking straw

  • Scissors

  • Coloured paper

  • Washi tapes

  • A big tub of water

Step 1:

Cut a triangle from a piece of construction paper (This will be your sail). You can decorate the sail with washi tapes or other materials.

Step 2:

Cut the straw.

Step 3:

Prepare 4 strips of washi tape and cut 2 of them into thinner strips.

Step 4:

Cut the end of the straw and secure it with the thinner strips.

Step 5:

Secure the sail with the remaining 2 washi tape strips and you are ready for a sailboat race in the tub!

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