Step 1: Materials and Tools
- 2 Styrofoam blocks (2”x4”x12”)
- Fishing Line
- Gorilla Glue
- Sail Material (old T-shirt)
- Paper Clips
*Substitutions can be made with any common household item that might be laying around the house.
- Knife/Razor Blade
- Ruler/Tape measure
- Pen or Marker
- Hot glue gun
- Sandpaper (optional)
Step 2: Making of the Hull
The hull is the watertight body of a ship or boat.
The Bow (front of the ship)
Creating the Template
1.) Draw a dashed centerline down the entire length of the Styrofoam 2” from each side. This is used only as a reference.
2.) Measure back 3” from the bow (front) of the boat and make marks on each side.
3.) Connect the end of the centerline to the two 3” marks with a solid line, as seen in the picture above.
1.) Carefully cut the outside triangles away by cutting along the solid line drawn. This can be done using a razor blade or kitchen knife.
*Note: The sharper the razor blade or knife is, the cleaner the cut will be.
CAUTION: Adult supervision is suggested, sharp objects may cause serious injuries.
For more accurate representation of the bow of the boat, shaping can be done.