DIY Toy Boat

Children tend to love making their own toys and gain great satisfaction playing with them after. This super simple, DIY Toy Boat craft idea is a great example. It’s fun to make and play within the bathtub, a rain puddle, or even a local pond or creek! Plus, it’s made from biodegradable materials so if you lose it in nature, no problem!

Activity Items:

  • 3 wine corks
  • Toothpick
  • Rubber bands
  • Cotton String
  • Card stock paper or thin cardboard


  • Wrap 3 wine corks with two rubber bands.
  • If you plan to race your toy boat in a creek or lake, attach a length of cotton string to keep your boat from floating away.
  • Insert a toothpick into the middle cork (between the two rubber bands) to form the mast.
  • Add a cardstock sail by threading it through the toothpick, as shown.

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