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From trash to toy boat; a guide on how to make a working to sail boat from household recyclables.
You will need 2 plastic water bottles, cardboard, chopsticks, 2 cardboard tubes(from toilet paper), tape, scissors, and a marker.
It is important that the bottles you chosen have caps and no holes. First tape your water bottles together so that the caps are facing the same way. ...
Base: Cut out a rectangle of cardboard that is 5" wide and 9" in length. Draw a line down the center of the base piece for future reference. ...
Cut the cardboard tubes in half so that you end up with 4 “c” shapes.
Find the center of a cardboard tube and cut a hole twords the top and bottom. Repeat the process for the other half.
Secure the 2 side pieces and back to the corresponding sides of the base by taping it down to the top and bottom.
Once both sides of the cardboard have been taped down,push them up at a 90 degree angle.
Place the 2 front pieces together so that they meet at an angle with the taller sides in front. Be sure the point is formed in the center ...
Now that they are taped on the boat, tape all of the side pieces together by pressing the corners together with tape. like so
To secure the base to the water bottles, lace a piece of tape under the tape on the bottles.(sticky side down) Once it is through, make the tape ...
Gently place the base of the ship onto the taped water bottles, so that the point of the bow is in between the caps.
Lace a chopstick through the holes of 2 cardboard tube pieces, so that the pointed side is away from them. Do the same for the other chop stick, ...
Cut off the excess piece of chopstick from the mast with one sail. Put it to the side for later.
Poke a hole near the back and direct middle of the boat. Be sure they are on the center line. Place the mast with two sails in the ...
Place tape on the bottom of the cut off chopstick, so it covers the front and back sides.
Secure the chopstick to the bow by placing on the center point, and taping it down along the angle of the front.
Congratulations, you're done. Feel free to decorate the boat how you see fit.
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