Instructables

Hello!
Well, I was bored earlier, so I made a little rubberband powered boat!
What you need:
-Craft Sticks(I used jumbo, 6" x 3/4" x 1/16")
-School glue (Waterproof glue or wood glue might make the boat last longer)
-Scissors(Or something else to cut the craft sticks, My scissors are sharp)
-Rubber band
Optional-
-Pencil
That's all!
The actual labor doesn't take very long, it just takes a while for it to dry, so it should take 1-2 hours.

 
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Step 1: Making the panels

First, you need to make the panels. To do this, place two craft sticks side by side, and then glue one on top to connect them. Make three panels, and then put them side by side Now, glue a craft stick in each spot between the panels so they are connected.

Step 2: Connecting the panels

Picture of Connecting the panels

Next, get two craft sticks and put a holes on the end of each stick. Make sure its not on the very tip or too close to the edge, or the rubber band will obviously pop out of the hole.

Now you need to get your rubber band, and cut it in half twice so that you have two equal length pieces. These will be used to attach the propeller to the frame.

*Before you proceed to the next step, make sure that your rubber bands fit through the holes!*

Finally, glue the sticks onto the panel like in the picture.

Step 3: Making the propeller

Picture of Making the propeller

Now, you need to make the propeller. I recommend making a few of these, because the wood splits fairly easy so you will want backup just in case. I made mine two inches long, but the longer they are the faster they will probably go. (although with a much shorter duration due to shorter rubber bands.)
I split over 15 craft sticks trying to cut the hole with scissors, so I recommend using something else to cut the holes.