I will be building a cardboard boat that is viking themed. Here is the whole process of me building it. :)
Cardboard from Home Depot (large size and I used about 4)
Duck tape (7 rolls)
Step 1: Step 1: Measure It Out!
First I measured everything from the side of the boat to how long it was going to be. I used a measuring tape for this which made it a lot easier.
Step 2: Step 2: Construct the Base
Second, I started to build the base of the boat. I used two layers of cardboard to make it nice and strong.
Step 3: Step 3: Make It Stable
Since you want a stable base, adding a piece of cardboard in the middle can make it strong. You don't want your boat to be weak when it gets in the water.
Step 4: Step 4: Duck Tape the Base
I decided to duck tape the base before anything else so it wouldn't be moving while adding the sides.
Step 5: Step 5: Add the Sides
After duck tapping the base, adding the sides is a good idea. It is also useful to add folded pieces next to the sides so it's more stable.
Step 6: Step 6: Add the Back
Using the same technique like the sides, using pieces of cardboard to hold the back part is very useful. Doing so will make it more stable.
Step 7: Step 7: Make Your Arms Reach!
Since I couldn't reach over the sides comfortably, I decided to cut a bit so my arms could reach over.
Step 8: Step 8: Duck Tape Everthing!!
Once I finished with the shape of the boat, I duck taped everything together. I made sure that there were no opening and that everything was sealed so that water doesn't seep through.
Step 9: Step 9: Painting
Once everything was duck taped together, I painted everything in a dark brown color using Ultra-Color House paint. It did dry fast because I surrounded my boat with fans so it would dry quicker.
Step 10: Final Result!
Took a lot of work to do but the final product was this. A lot of patience and time is needed to complete a cardboard boat.