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From trash to toy boat; a guide on how to make a working to sail boat from household recyclables.
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Step 1: Materials

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You will need 2 plastic water bottles, cardboard, chopsticks, 2 cardboard tubes(from toilet paper), tape, scissors, and a marker.

Step 2: Flotation device

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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. Tape all the way around the bottles so the tape overlaps.

Step 3: Cut List

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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.
Sides: Cut out two rectangles of cardboard that is 6.5" in length and 1” wide.
Back: Cut out one rectangle of cardboard that is 5" in length and 1” wide.
Bow: Cut out two pieces of cardboard with two sides being 3.5". Ones side being 1" and the other being 2".(refer to diagram)

Step 4: Making the sails

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Cut the cardboard tubes in half so that you end up with 4 “c” shapes.

Step 5: Making the sails pt.II

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Find the center of a cardboard tube and cut a hole twords the top and bottom. Repeat the process for the other half.

Step 6: Tape it down

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Secure the 2 side pieces and back to the corresponding sides of the base by taping it down to the top and bottom.

Step 7: Putting up the sides

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Once both sides of the cardboard have been taped down,push them up at a 90 degree angle.

Step 8: Crafting the bow

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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 of the base. Once they are positioned correctly, tape them to the base.

Step 9: Tape it down again

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Now that they are taped on the boat, tape all of the side pieces together by pressing the corners together with tape. like so
kertzman1 month ago

what are the measurements?

RicardoWOW2 months ago

nice m8 i find it gr8 dat u wanna cre8 a g8 4 kidz in bad sh8 to avoid being l8 if they r with aunt k8 in islandic st8s

RicardoWOW2 months ago

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! SO NICE