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Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in Boating Lifestyle, US |

A Cork Boat You Can Build Yourself

Here's another boating-related simple craft project to do with the kids.

Last week, we shared How to Make a Mayflower Craft for Thanksgiving. This week, we bring you cork boats that can be sailed in a tub, pool, or small pond.

cork sailboats

These sailboats are easy to build and sailable, though we recommend a small, wave-free body of water.

Just by gluing together three leftover corks, sacrificing a playing card (better make it an ace), and adding a bamboo skewer for a mast, you’ve got yourself (or a young ‘un) a boat. And with the recommended pull string, that boat can be sailed/towed around a bathtub or pool.

Since there’s not a lot of freeboard in a cork, we recommend a spot without waves.

If you need help with the knot-tying, read Three Best Knots for Tying Up a Boat.

Got a boat-related craft idea? Share it with us in the comments below.