Firstly our Paper Boats:
They are a great little craft that you can make anywhere any time. I love them. And I regard it as one of those "basic crafts" all children (and adults) should learn how to make! He is a video Paper Boat tutorial (I have problems embedding codes, so I am afraid you need to go back to Red Ted Art for the video!).
Next up.. are these adorable Walnut Boats. I love love love Walnut crafts (see how many we have made already?! )
We made the boats in the picture from old candles, toothpicks and paper sails. However, the original batch of boats I made, were made with colourful tape. Which is great for when the little boats go for a swim. They do eventually topple over. So if you have tape as sails, you can just put them up right again, and let them swim. The paper sails have a tendency to get soggy! Check out the little Walnut Boat How To for more details!
If you decide to make these in a class room and don't want to use hot wax, you could try using blu-tak of playdough instead of the candle wax. Try it out BEFORE hand and make sure you are happy with your craft, before trying it with a classroom full of children!!
Happy Columbus Day! And Happy Crafting!