Ahoy matey! We have a special DIY craft that will go great with your kid’s splash-tastic adventures this spring and summer. Thanks to Inner Child Fun, we were inspired to make a toy boat out from materials that you can find around the house. We put this boat together with just five materials! Let’s get started:
What you’ll need:
- Three wine corks
- Rubber bands
- Paper (card stock or multipurpose)
- Markers and/or crayons
- Cut a triangle out of the corner of the paper to make the flag and have your little one color the flag
- Wrap a rubber band twice around the three corkscrews on one side. Repeat on other side.
- Cut the rubber bands and tie them together to make the rope for the boat (make it as long or as short as you would like)
- Place the rope underneath the two rubber bands that are currently holding the boat base together and tie the “rope” to the rubber bands
- Cut the pointed top of the tooth pick so little ones do not poke themselves with the flag pole during play time
- Poke two holes into the flag and slide the toothpick through and place the flag on the middle corkscrew. Now your kids can begin sailing their DIY toy boat!
You and your kids will have a blast making this toy boat. Not only does making this craft encourage kids to get creative by designing their own flag, but once the final product is complete, kids can race their toy boats in their water table, bathtub or pool.
We hope you had as much fun making this FriDIY toy boat as we did!
Manufacturer’s Note: Please make sure children are the recommended age to play with the product featured in this blog post.
It’s time to get crafty with our new blog series FriDIY. The last Friday of every month we will be featuring craft tutorials that you and your little ones can make together! Your kids will be able to use many of these craft ideas with their Step2 toys.
This month, we searched the web for inspiration and stumbled upon an awesome idea from Mother’s Niche for a gas can to go along with your little one’s ride-on toys. We just had to try it out ourselves! This gas can will go perfect with Easy Turn Coupe and Toddle Tune Coupe because both cars have built-in gas caps that little racers can pretend they are filling up! Without further ado, let’s get started:
- Gather the following materials: an old detergent bottle or carpet cleaning spray bottle, paper, scissors, auto fuel funnel (which you can find at your local dollar store) and tape. Soak the bottle in hot water and soap before repurposing this as a play toy. As with any craft, adult supervision is highly recommended.
- The auto fuel funnel easily detaches into two parts, the funnel and the tube. You will only need the tube for this craft.
- Your child can draw the label for the gas can to help develop their writing and drawing skills or you can print out the one we created by clicking here. Cut out the label so it fits on the bottle.
- Tape the label onto the bottle.
- When taping, we only taped the four sides of the label onto the bottle. For extra durability, you can use packaging tape and cover the entire label in tape.
- Get tape or a hot glue gun for the opening of the bottle.
- Line the tape or hot glue around the opening of the bottle.
- Place the tube onto the opening of the bottle. Hold onto the part of the tube that is attached to the bottle for twenty seconds.
Now your kids can fuel up some fun and imaginative play with their new gas can!
Manufacturer’s Note: Please make sure children are the recommended age to play with the products featured in this blog post.