Be inspired by the Museum’s collection, develop practical skills and make a mini powered motor boat for a dream voyage. Here in America, we celebrate Columbus Day, the day the famed explorer, Christopher Columbus reached the Americas on October 12, 1492. This Columbus Day, spend a few minutes in discussion with your kids on the importance of this holiday and make 3 mini paper boats to celebrate his crossing the Atlantic on his fleet of the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria.
Celebrating holidays like Columbus Day with kids activities is what we do.  Here are some of our favorites similar to How to Make a Paper Boat…we even have paper airplanes!
This video tutorial shows you how to make a simple pop pop boat (putt putt boat) out of house hold items. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. Every Sunday when I was a little girl I would run up to my grandpa at church and crawl up on the pew next to him to watch him make me a paper boat.
Nautical anchor baby showers and birthday parties are a hot party theme right now, and we are in love with how customers are using paper boats to decorate their anchor parties.
My grandpa making paper boats is a memory that I will cherish forever and a tradition that I will pass on to my son.


This entry was posted in Free Printables, DIY Party Ideas and tagged Ahoy - Nautical Party Ideas, Free Printables on June 17, 2014 by Stephanie Pronschinske. Be the first to hear about exclusive sales, new products, tips & party inspiration + NEW FRIENDS RECEIVE 10% OFF!
Start with a 5×7 sheet of paper an fold it in half and press down on the middle crease.
Push the two sides of the triangle in towards one another, just as you did in Step 4, creating a diamond again. Holding the diamond facing you, pull both the right and left top layers out to form the hulls of the boat. Although she swears she is not crafty, this momma never lacks in creativity and enthusiasm - her ultimate goal is making exceptional memories for her family. He would make all of his grandchildren boats to keep them entertained during church and was well-known for his boat making skills by other children in congregation. Here are some of our favorite paper boat trends and a step-by-step guide on how to make paper boats for your party.
Decorate the straws at your party with a mini paper boat, cut off the top of the triangle point of the boat and slip the straw through the middle.


Use the straw boat decor as a name card for your party guests by adding a flag with your party guests' names to the top of the straw.
Sail on over to our Ahoy - Nautical Pinterest Board for more paper boat ideas and anchor party ideas. As I got older my grandpa taught me how to make my own paper boats and it has always stuck with me.
Have each of the kids color an 8 ? inch by 11 inch piece of paper and then make it into a boat. After the kiddos are done making their boats, use a kiddie pool to set-up boat races. The birthday boy or girl, and their guests can wear them at the party and they have the perfect look and style to match your nautical theme.



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