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Driftwood Boats

DIY mixed media summer holidays

Keep the kids busy over the summer holidays with these DIY driftwood boats: Eco-friendly, crafty and outdoors - no digital screens necessary - what's not to love? Start foraging for some driftwood before creating a fleet of personalised boats ready to set sail in rock-pools, streams or even just the bathtub and kitchen sink! Here's a list of the basic supplies you'll need plus the super-easy instructions from Emma Hardy's Green Crafts for Children.

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You will need




Scraps of fabric


Felt-tipped pen

Pinking shears

PVA glue


1. Draw a triangle on paper and cut it out to use as a pattern. Lay it down on the fabric and draw round it with a felt-tipped pen.

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2. Cut the fabric triangles out using the pinking shears. Use normal scissors if you don’t have any.

3. Apply a line of glue down the centre of the front side of each triangle.

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4. Fix a stick onto the line of glue on the sail to make the mast and leave it to dry for a few minutes.

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5. Take a piece of plasticine and stick it in the middle of the driftwood boat. Push the mast into the plasticine to make a sail.

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This project is taken from Green Crafts for Children by Emma Hardy

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