Monday, June 3, 2013


We went boating this weekend. We had a great time, nobody got seasick, we only got a little wet and it cost us almost nothing.

 The weather was perfect for sailing.

Using instructions from Be A Fun Mum we made our boats out of bottle caps, fun tak, toothpicks and paper.

We used wire cutters to trim the bottom off the toothpicks.

We each colored our sail which was a triangle-shaped piece of paper.

 Small holes were made in the sail using a large hat pin.
  Then the toothpick was put through the holes.

A ball of fun tak was placed in the center of the bottle lid.

 Then the sail was pushed into in the fun tak.

 Everyone got to design their own boat.

We turned on the hose and ran water in the gutter.  Then we all set sail.

It was a remarkable regatta…

…of superior sailboats.

It was smooth sailing for most of the voyage.

 Although there was a bit of rough water caused by giants.

When our cruise came to an end we returned for another.

A short video of our regatta.


A pirate walks down the street wearing a roll of paper towels instead of a hat.  A little kid asks him, "Why are you wearing a roll of paper towels?"
"Arrrrr..." says the pirate. "I've got a Bounty on me head!"


Sarah said...

Brilliant! We didn't get to make boats in our last pirate topic, but as we are doing it again I am going to use this great idea. Just the right level of challenging tricky steps for my lot at the moment!

Alica said...

Fun! I remember at a family reunion as a kid...we made boats out of those wooden "spoons" that came with ice cream cups. We would race them down the stream that ran through the park where we met.

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh Leenie I would so love to live at your house fun times all the time. I miss doing that with my girls in the spring with plastic cups and paper sails oh yes life is so much fun. B

Maude Lynn said...

Genius! This looks like lots of fun!

joeh said...

Looks like fun. Are batteries included?

fishducky said...


Terry and Linda said...

OUTSTANDING!!! Nothing finer for making memories...I'll bet this passed on to the next generation, when the time comes!


TALON said...

What a fabulous idea, Leenie! I can tell it was an amazing regatta!

Laughing out loud at the pirate joke! :)

Val said...

That small craft looked so much bigger in the first photo! Like the lid of an insulated cup with a wooden skewer and a hankie.

RURAL said...

Very cute...I always loved sailing boats when I was a kid.


Anonymous said...

Who needs expensive toys to have fun!!??

kendalee said...

I am going to do this! What fun. Just need to find some children to play with me.

Anzu said...

Sounds good ヽ(・ε・)人(・ε・)ノ♪

Anairam said...

Pity these instructions come about 20 years too late - just think, I might have been a Fun Mum too!

Pearl said...

Looks like summer has arrived!

I envy you your boats -- and your barefootedness...

Waiting on summer,