You can build your son or daughter a plywood canoe in a weekend. The simplest canoes are made of just 3 pieces of plywood: the two sides, and the base. More complex shapes can be created, but these instructions are for a simple canoe. 

Step 1: Cut Out Two Strips

Cut out two strips of plywood 10 inches in diameter (25.4cm)drill a series of 4 holes through both, at each end. Use small cable ties to fasten them together. 
I would strongly suggest that anyone considering coating their canoe-boat with polyester resin should read up on it. I didnt when coating my canoe which resulted in the resin bubbling and flaking of. I later found out that this a condition called "Osmosis" due to the fact that polyester resin isnt waterproof. The sites that I have been all recommend " epoxy resin" which though more expensive does the job and lasts if coated with a UV protector such as yacht varnish or marine paint. Sorry to be a party pooper but I am having to strip mine and redo it after only on summer. my comment is only meant to helpful and possibly save someone from repeating my mistake, Space Alien.
Space Alien?
A picture of a girl, however cute, in a canoe and a picture of a can of resin do not an instructable make. Like wrivera6 said, this sounds like a cool project, I would have liked to see pictures of it being built.
It would have been great to see actual pictures of you building the canoe. I would like to see how you cut and fastened every piece of plywood before you applied the resin. It looks like a great weekend project. <br />
I did this, it was really fun. You should try it too. But it does take long.
Not trying to be rude or poke fun but when you say &quot;Cut out two strips of plywood 10 inches in diameter&quot; I think you mean width not diameter as diameter refers to circles.<br />

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