Introduction: Wheel Paddle Boat

When I was a child, i had a chance on a wheel paddle boat in a cruise trip. That was amazing. I was impressed by structure as well as beauty of that boat. Therefor, my project today is wheel paddle boat. I tried to make it as simple as i can. Now, let's get started.


1 x foam block

1 x motor gear

2 x coca cans

1 X metal stick

Hot glue



9v battery

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Step 1: Make the Boat

Use the block foam to make the body of the boat. If this is your first DIY boat, i suggest you should outline boat shape on the foam. Then use knife to cut out all left parts. Now you have a raw shape. Use sandpaper to make boat surface smooth.

Step 2: Making Motor and Battery Slots

Draw to rectangles on boat, one for battery the other for motor.

Step 3: Make Wheel Paddle

Cut 1/3 of coca cans. Then divide each can into 4 parts. Use scissor to cut the cans as demonstrated in above GIFs.

Drill a hole on paddle wheel

Step 4: Assemble

Now, Stick motor and battery to the boat

Stick metal sticks to the motor arms

Stick the wheel to the sticks

Now you boat is ready to a cruise trip.

Have fun and if you have any questions or comment please leave it in the below comment box.

Thank you!

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