Step 3: The flag!

Time to make the flag out of the triangle of paper and the toothpick.

Take your triangle of paper and push the toothpick through the bottom and top one time. Look at my photo to see how. It's easy and cancels out the need for tape.

As promised I made an 'ible for the cool little finish banner seen in this 'ible! Click <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Finish-Line-Flag-Banner-FREE/" rel="nofollow">HERE</a> to see it! Enjoy!
It's a nice idea but not green at all...<br>If you were to do this in cold climates, that would make it ok but what's wrong with recycled paper boats or wooden ones?<br>Micka&euml;l
Hello mguer133 and thank you for your comment. <br><br>The Encarta World English Dictionary's definition of GREEN is as follows:<br><br>Green: made with little environmental harm: produced in an environmentally and ecologically friendly way, e.g. by using renewable resources<br><br>This project is made with the water that we use to water our garden and flowers, it uses toothpicks that we reuse over and over for these little ice boats and papers we normally would recycle or reuse in art projects. In these ways this is a green project. <br><br>We live on the Gulf Coast where it gets pretty darn hott in the summers and it's really nice to play with boats made of ice on days that we'd rather not leave the house. It keeps the kiddos nice and cool. Sometimes they end up eating the boats instead of racing them! lol. <br><br>I would love to learn how to make a recycled paper boat and a cool wooden one! My boys would really get a kick out of that! I may have to look that up. Thanks again for your comment. <br><br>Tabatha
What an ingenious idea!!! 5 Stars!!!
Thanks so much! We do this almost every weekend now. My little guys love to see whose boat will sink first! Then we use the water to water our garden;)
I am planning on doing this next summer with a bunch of Cub Scouts! We will have fun! Thanks!
That sounds like a lot of fun! I'm glad I could help. Thanks and enjoy!

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