How to… make a Paper Boat

I LOVE paper craft, as you can do it whenever wherever with whatever piece of paper you have! Get the hang of it and you can entertain your kids on a bus, a plane or in the car.

So, this time we are making a Paper Boat, that FLOATS. Kids can colour it in and take it in the bath or play with it on a small river (it will dissolve, should it float away). I have also used it to make a cute Father’s Day card!

My neighbours boys (5yrs & 7yrs) saw my draft video and after that they couldn’t stop – we made about 20 boats over the weekend – including to two MASSIVE ones. The 7yrs REALLY impressed me with his Pirate Ship and Island. This is what “How to..” is all about – getting stuck in and having fun with crafts! So chuffed!

Pirate Island

Boats Boats & More Boats

Teaching friends (Aged 7!!)

Then it got better, they then went to a party… and ended up TEACHING their friends how to make boats. Here they are “all” at it. **Bless**.

This is a little trickier than the cup, but once you know how to make one, you can make it anywhere out of any scarp paper (even a bus ticket!!). Keep your kids entertained on the go!

Make one!!!

More “How to…”s:

How to make a Paper Cup

How to make Swedish Hearts (Paper Baskets)

How to make No Sew Bunting

How to make a Balloon Poodle

How to make Seedling Pots (out of newspapers)

How to make Funky Part Bags

6 responses to this post.

  1. Blast from the past this one for me , I used to make these as a child to float on the local boating lake, I will be making these with the minimads


  2. Posted by Red Ted Art on April 23, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Same here – thought “everyone” knew how to make these… not the case, which is why it is so lovely to share.. 🙂 hope your minimads have as much fun as you did when you were little!!!


  3. Posted by jodyfrommommymoment on April 23, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    What a cute boat!
    Yes, you are welcome to post about my HUGE spring flower craft as long as you link it back to my blog at

    I am glad you enjoy our blog!

    Jody from Mommy Moment


  4. Posted by Andrea on April 23, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Thank you for the video! Used to make lots of these many years ago but when I tried to make one for my little son the other day, I did not remember how!
    Thanks again!


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