Picture of How to make an Ice Cream container boat
Hi there and welcome to my first instructable! This is how to make a fully functional ice cream container sail boat. It is great for use in the pool on breezy days.(Sorry, I had to take all the photos at the end so its not that clear)
To make it you'll need:
1. An ice cream container, about 2 litres. ( I used Bulla Classics Vanilla)
2. A 36x30cm rectangle of light material. ( I found some fairly light cotton and cut that to size)
3. 3 pieces of pretty thin dowel.(Maybe 1-1.5 cm thick) 1 piece 50cm long and 2 pieces 30cm long.
4. Duct tape (different colours)
5.Plaster of paris ( I'm not sure the amount but we'll get to that later)
6. A sewing machine or sewing kit.
7. 1 drawing pin.
8. Modelling clay, just a little bit.
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Step 1: #1 Making the sail

Picture of #1 Making the sail
Begin by sewing a pocket across the top (The 30cm part), big enough to fit the 30cm long piece of dowel.(It needs to be able to slide in and out) Which is basically a large hem. Do the same for the bottom. Along the sides do a zig zag stich under the first line of sewing. Do the same for the other side. Slide your dowel into the pockets. At the top piece of dowel cut open 3-4 stiches in the middle to make room for the other 50cm piece of dowel, the mast. Slide that in. Where the top of the dowel touches the cloth push a drawing pin down to keep it in place, then hammer it in.. At the other end, just above the other stiches make another slit to slide the other end into.
great i would set sail on that any day
ChrysN3 years ago
S.S.Vanilla, is that the name you gave it, cute. That is a cool boat!
HMice (author)  ChrysN3 years ago
hehehe my dad helped me make it!