My son loves playing with his sailboats during bathtime so I decided to get him a sailboat book from the library. There wasn’t much of a selection for just sailboats but we did end up finding one called Jack’s New Boat by Sarah McMenemy. It’s about a little boy who wants to take his sailboat outside to play but he has to wait for it to stop raining outside. When it finally stops, he didn’t want to wait for the big waves to settle down and his sailboat sails away. Of course he finds it at the end and learns that he should have been more patient while waiting for better weather.
To go along with the book, we made this Recycled Sailboat Craft. The bottom is the Styrofoam from McDonald’s pancakes. I poked a straw through it for the pole, secured it with tape, and cut 2 triangles from my son’s painted artwork for the sail. He was so excited to sail it in the bath tub. Yesterday, it happened to rain (a rare thing living here!) and it created a little river in our parking lot. My little guy had a blast sending his miniature toy sailboat down it! So nice of the weather to coordinate with our book… lol!
Amanda is an ‘artsy momma’ to 2 kids who love making crafts just as much as she does. Follow their creative journey over on the blog titled Artsy Momma. Besides crafts, they share fun food ideas, hands-on learning activities, mommy DIY, + lots more! If you love handprint art, head over to their Fun Handprint Art blog where you will find hundreds of their projects all made with little hands and feet.