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! Place a thumb and forefinger on the inside of the shape, at the center of each triangle, and carefully, completely open out the shape from the middle. Fold each side in half, width-wise, bringing each bottom triangle up to the point at the top.
If you like, you can line the bottom of the boat with adhesive tape, which may make it more waterproof and help it float longer.


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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.


Rey’s Curious George Rides a Bike, in which sweet and loveable George secures a paper route, which leads him to make and sail a whole flotilla of folded-newspaper boats. This time, as you pull the bottom opening apart, use the other hand to stretch out the two top triangles from the other side of the figure, so that they become the bow and stern (back and front) of the boat. Wondering if a newspaper boat could really float, we got out some old newspaper, folded it into boats using the directions in Curious George, and took our boats down to a local creek, where they indeed sailed along once released, on a gently flowing spring stream. Follow the step-by-step picture tutorial and teach your kids to make their own boats, then head to the bathtub or a nearby pond and let them sail away!



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