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How do you make a floating boat with popsicle sticks?

How do you make a floating boat with popsicle sticks?

Start by cutting a paper straw in half. Then, cut out a triangle shape from a piece of scrapbook paper. Punch holes in the top and bottom corner of the triangle using a hole punch. Slide the straw through each hole to create a fun paper sale for your popsicle stick boat.

How do you make a raft out of ice cream sticks?


  1. Gather your supplies.
  2. To make the raft, lay down (7) Jumbo Wood Sticks vertically.
  3. Add Glue to the (2) horizontal Wood Sticks.
  4. Glue (7) more Jumbo Wood Sticks to the Raft to make the top of the raft.
  5. To create the mast for the raft, glue the end of one Jumbo Stick to the middle of another Jumbo Stick.

Do popsicle stick boats float?

The Popsicle Boat is ready to set sail! And it even floats – in cold water. Do not use hot water, as it can melt the hot glue and your boat will fall apart.

How do you make a boat with popsicle sticks and straws?

Making your boat

  1. Cut your straws in half.
  2. Glue the straws together in halves.
  3. Glue the paper triangle to the popsicle stick to make the sail.
  4. Glue the popsicle stick to one half of your boat.
  5. Glue the two halves together so the the popsicle stick sail is in the middle.

How do you make a canoe out of popsicle sticks?

  1. Mark 2 inches of length with a black pen on four Popsicle sticks.
  2. Measure 2.5 inches of length on four Popsicle sticks, then cut the sticks to size at that measurement.
  3. Dot waterproof glue to the non-rounded edge of one of the 2.5-inch sticks.
  4. Run a line of glue along the top edge of the 2.5-inch triangular sticks.

How do you make a homemade boat that floats?


  1. Cut out a small rectangle from the cardboard and cover it in duct tape.
  2. Help your child tape the two water bottles side by side to the bottom of the cardboard.
  3. Cut out a triangle and cover that with duct tape as well.
  4. Tape the triangle to the top of the cardboard boat, making a fin or sail.

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