- Gather your materials. You will need construction paper, a blue marker, scissors and glue.
- Give your child the marker and a piece of construction paper to draw the water and waves.
- While they are drawing the turbulent sea, cut out a semi circle, a long thin rectangle, two triangles and 3 small circles.
- When they are done break out the glue! Add the glue for the boat first.
- Add the semi circle boat.
- Next add the glue for the mast and the rectangle.
- Time to add the triangles
- Dot on three dots of glue for the port holes.
- Add the little circles.
- Sail Away !
“The Seaside Switch” by Kathleen V. Kudlinski is a book packed with information about tides and creatures in the sea. As a child I found nothing more fascinating than a tide pool and all the scurrying crabs and this book captures that. It’s main story is how the tide changes throughout the day and brings with it different animals. The book is too long for most toddlers but my son enjoyed pointing out the animals in the book.
” Busy Boats” by Tony Mitton is a fun little book packed full of good information about boats. The text is short , rhymes and matches the illustrations perfectly. It’s hard to find non fiction books that small ones will sit for and listen to, the cartoon characters in this book will grab and keep your child’s attention , I also like how small the books are, perfect for car rides and longer travel!
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I love that sea!
The Magic Onions says
Great tutorial… I am always looking for things that both my kids will enjoy doing… One is almost 2 and the other is 5. They will both love making a boat… thanks for sharing!
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I’d love to ‘follow’ your blog but can’t find where on your page… (can be dense sometimes 🙂 ) Can you talk me thorough it?
On the sidebar – under the twitter birdy there is a “Get your Daily fix” drop down menu 🙂
I just found your blog by accident and I have to leave a comment for you. YOU HAVE THE BEST BLOG EVER! I have a four year old and this is perfect for us. Thank you thank you thank you! 🙂
Thank you! I don’t have anything in the Etsy shop yet. That’s just a list of some of my favorite things. I hope to start selling something in the future though.
I love reading your blog and get many ideas for my nearly 3 year old… one suggestion – have you thought of making your own flour and water glue? You could put it in one of your empty glue containers so you still had a squeeze bottle. Don’t make too much up at a time, and store it in the fridge if you don’t use it all in one go – it makes a great paper glue and we use it for all sorts of things. Just an idea for the little glue-eater 🙂
I have never heard of it, of course i have used similar things with paper mache though. What part water to flour?