Sponge Sailboat

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Sail away on a tiny adventure with your very own sponge sailboat craft that's loads of fun for your little ones.

--WHAT YOU'LL NEED--

Sponges
Wood Skewers -used 8″ skewers but 12″ is fine
construction paper
scissors
wire cutters
glue

-- STEP 1 --

Trim your sponges with scissors.

-- STEP 2 --

Create sails buy cutting triangles out of construction paper. If desired, Fold a small piece of construction paper in half and cut a triangle out on the fold. Glue the fold together on the top of the skewer.

-- STEP 3 --

Poke the skewer into the sponge so that it goes through the other side at least 1″. Remove the skewer.

-- STEP 4 --

Poke a hole at the top of the construction paper triangle, along the long edge, and poke the skewer through the paper. Keep the skewer about 1/2″ to 3/8″ from the edge of the paper. Your sail does not have to be taunt on the skewer, it can bend.

-- STEP 5 --

Push the skewer with the sail through the hole in your sponge. Adjust the sail as necessary and sail away.


To sail. Place the boat into the water and let the sponge absorb water before letting go. You’ll need to adjust the skewer up and down through the sponge and adjust the sail for optimal sailing.

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Image credit: www.easypeasyandfun.com

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