loading

Cardboard boats!  Fun for big and little ones alike.  Plus, if one of your nautical vessels should crash, sink, or float away to broader horizons, it isn’t a great loss (more of an opportunity to make some new ones).

Step 1: Supplies/Tools

Picture of Supplies/Tools

  • ·         Scrap cardboard
  • ·         Scrap wax/candles (white is the most see-through)
  • ·         Double boiler
  • ·         Tape
  • ·         Low-temp glue gun
  • ·         Scissors
  • ·         Xacto knife
  • ·         Quarter (not pictured)
Tape and hot glue are interchangeable in this instructable, so I made both kinds of boats.
 
bobsquared1 year ago
I'm thinking about making a
version that could hold me...
glemoh3 years ago
I try to download this page many times as pdf but i can't .31 day fat loss cure
splazem4 years ago
Cool beans!
randofo4 years ago
At what temperature do you double-boil the wax roughly?
Lissastrata (author)  randofo4 years ago
Thanks for bringing that up!

Under constant supervision, put your double boiler on low heat. You can always raise the temperature slowly, if need be.

@MrCantThinkOfAName: you really don't need to keep it melted for long. When I was dipping the boats, I had it sitting on a trivet completely off the heat (you can actually see it in step 7 - the trivet is sitting on my ruddy kitchen tiles).

Thanks for the comments! I think I will edit the appropriate steps. :)
I'd probably guess medium to high temp to melt it, and then a low-medium to keep it melted.