A few weeks back Big L brought home some Mexican take away, and the quesadillas came in these wonderful cardboard containers, lined with foil, so no food had touched the cardboard. I immediately saw a boat in these containers, and put them away in the craft box for another day.
A and I pulled them out during the week and removed the lid from one of the containers and turned the base into a sailboat.
A joined two pop-sticks together end to end to form a mast. I made a small hole in the base of the cardboard boat to insert the mast. A then used tape to secure the mast to the base. She cut out some pink paper for her sail and taped it to the mast. I had been thinking we would just cut one of the paper squares in half diagonally to make a triangular sail, but A had other ideas, and made her own unique sail from two pieces of pink paper.
Around the outside of the base we added a layer of blue tissue paper as water for the boat to sail on.
Once her boat was finished, A put one of her dolls and a small teddy into the sailboat and took them for a ride.