Crafting with kids: recycle an egg carton into a boat! A perfect activity in conjunction with reading books about the sea and boats. All you need is an egg carton (12 egg or 6 egg), chopsticks (for mast), paper & paint (for sails), ribbon/ string (to secure mast ), glue, scissors, blue tack, and staple.
How to make Toy Boats. To outfit a whole marina full of speedboats, yachts, clippers, and dinghies, just add odds and ends from around the house. Pick items that are already waterproof: Make a smokestack from a tub stopper; cut a sail from an overnight-mail envelope; fabricate a fishing net from an onion bag.
children could paint a paper plate flesh / The cut out other pieces as the plates dry / cut child craft