We suggest that you get some help from an adult with this project since it uses power tools although they can be built with hand tools. If you think you have built an especially cool boat send us a picture and we'll post it in our newsletter. 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.
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Here is a swell little motor boat that you can make very easily from the top of any cigar box or with any other very thin piece of wood. All you need to do is cut the piece of wood as shown in the drawing making a notch in each side as indicated in A and B of the drawing. Now make a little separate propeller, shown in Figure 2 and, after placing a rubber band from A to B, twist the propeller around and around until it is 'wound up' (Fig. You may have to do some adjusting of the paddlewheel from side to side to make your boat go straight or in a circle. 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.

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As soon as you release the propeller you'll see this boat scoot all over the place and the tighter you wind it the farther it will travel. 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. We made these toy paddlewheel boats as kids and played with them in the big pond we had at the back of our property.
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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