Keeping kids busy on rainy spring days is no easy task! Boats and ships are as fun to make on land as they are to watch on water. Take a look at these delightful boat crafts you can make with the kids. From creative sails using recycled materials to the cutest miniature walnut boats, or rustic driftwood versions – there’s a boat here to suit your little captain at sea.
Try these cute rainy day craft ideas to keep kids happy when they can’t go outside.
Kidschaos shares the classic Paper Boat. SOOO pleased to hear that her son still adores making them. I taught him three years ago and he has never looked back since. Here is a link to the paper boat craft video.
Balloon Sponge Boat: Let kids blow into a balloon to power their own fun sponge boat to make their own bath toy. Tutorial via: The Craft Train
Stunning Papier Mache Boats
Cork Boats: Save your corks and make these bright and fun miniature boats. I love the vibrant paper sails on these. Tutorial via: Kate’s Creative Space
Bottle Boat With a Motor: Recycle water bottles and turn them into cool motorized sailboats! A great bath time toy as well. Tutorial via: hello, Wonderful
Driftwood Boats: These rustic boats have a natural feel to them from the driftwood and the pretty watercolor sails double as a fun art project. Tutorial via: Alisa Burke
A while back we also made Egg Carton boats – and used the kids artwork to decorate the flags.
Recycled Boat: If you have kids, chances are you’ve got plenty of empty milk cartons to play with. Transform them into fun recycled boats to inspire stories of the sea. Tutorial via: Mollymoo
Walnut Shell Boats: Get the little ones excited about coloring in the sails for these adorable little walnut boats. Tutorial via: Twodaloo
Made some rafts using Craft Sticks. They look fabulous.
Ice Cube Boats: Cool off with these easy ice cube boats – a great outdoor summer craft. Tutorial via: She Knows
Paper Boats: These paper boats can be made with different colored patterned papers. Fill them up with treats or string them together to make a cute garland or mobile. Tutorial via: Craft and Creativity
Fairy Boats: Scavenge some twigs and leaves and make sweet little boats fit for any fairy. Tutorial via: Little Monster
These adorable walnut boats would be fun for racing down a stream.
Hope you like these Boats Craft for kids to make.