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Juice Box Boats from Inchmark

Posted by  ·  June 1, 2010  ·  Last Updated: May 23, 2016

Today starts our summer craft series– 30 Days, 30 Bloggers, 30 Crafts. Plan to get crafty!

from the delightful blog Inchmark by Brooke Reynolds

juice box boats

My kids are always playing their own version of the game “Sink or Float”. We fill up a plastic bin with water in the backyard and they run around looking for things to test. For example: buttons, postcards, leaves, rubber bands, small rocks, popsicle sticks, keys, bouncy balls, pez dispensers, etc.

Did you know juice boxes float? Turns out they make excellent little boats. If you read Parents magazine, you may have already seen these boats in their August issue.

To make your own juice box boat, follow these easy steps. 1. Cover an empty juice box’s straw hole with tape. 2. Cut a 4″ high by 3″ wide triangular sail from a Tyvek envelope (I used an old USPS Priority Mail envelope). Decorate the sail with colored tape and make a little flag. 3. Push a small wooden skewer through both sides of the box so that it sticks out underneath about an inch or so. 4. Use tape to attach your sail to the skewer.

We’ve made several versions of these boats this summer. We take them down to the little creek that runs through the regional park nearby and see how far they can sail without tipping over. (If your boat seems especially tippy, cut a narrow slit in the top and slide in a few pennies.) Happy sailing!

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  2. Friday, March 22nd, 2019
    Awesome Idea. The amazing creature I like This idea. Can You please make another study creativity on Baby Feeding
  3. Friday, March 22nd, 2019
    Awesome Idea. The amazing creature I like This idea. Can You please make another study creativity on Baby Feeding
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  6. Wednesday, November 10th, 2010
    Interesting~ I got given a ton of fruit last week from a friend and decided to make juice out of it all - found some unique juice recipe here if you're interested
  7. Tuesday, July 13th, 2010
    Hey! Thanks for this amazing idea. I've used in the summer camp that I'm working. The kids were really excited! Our version though was a little different and more simple. You can have a look here:
  8. Friday, June 4th, 2010
    These are super cute!
  9. Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
    I am going to make them with my kids. They will love them.
  10. Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
    how sweet!
    I am going to make some of these with my boys!
  11. Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
    Awww, so cute, what a fun idea, my nephew would love to make these. Thank you for sharing!
  12. Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
    What an excellent idea! I can' wait to try it with my kids this weekend! Thanks for sharing!
    - Mandy
  13. Shara
    Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
    Wish I had seen these before we made all our VBS plans. The theme is High Seas Adventure. Will put this in the memory bank for sure!!! Thanks!!!
  14. Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
    What a great idea. My kids would LOVE this. Thanks for sharing!
  15. our family nest
    Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
    awesome so excited to see what the 30 days brings!
  16. Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
    These are totally cute! I think I may have to go get some juice boxes so that I can make some of these for myself lol We have a little creek on our property and that would be fun!