Fun Summer Craft: Ice Boats


One of the crafts on our Summer Bucket List was to make Ice Boats.

I’ve seen several people make Ice Boats and I thought they would be a fun way to cool off on a hot NC summer day.

Here is how we made our Ice Boats:

Supplies Needed:

  1. Plastic Disposable Cups
  2. Bendy Straws
  3. Scotch Tape
  4. Scissors
  5. Construction Paper
  6. Water

Freeze Your Boat

  • Tape the short end of the bendy straw to the bottom of the plastic cup.
  • Fill the cup with water
  • Put the cup in the freezer to let it freeze (overnight is best)

Make Your Sail

  • Cut a Sail Shape out of Construction Paper. Jude choose purple triangles.
  • Cut a small slit in the top of the sail and another on the bottom to fit on the straw.

Assemble Your Boat

  • Add the sail – I find it easiest to add the sail while the ice is still in the cup.
  • Use Scissors to cut away the plastic cup.

Play with Your Boat

  • Fill a large bowl or kiddie pool with water.
  • Watch your boats float!

Play quickly because these fun toys melt.

We only got about 5 minutes of play out of our boats before the intense heat melted them away. So we will have to make them again soon.


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