Sailboat

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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.

The base of the take away container.

The base of the take away container.

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.

Placing the mast.

Placing the mast.

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.

Adding the sail.

Adding the sail.

Taping on some water.

Taping on some water.

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.

Teddy and dolly ready for sailing.

Teddy and dolly ready for sailing.

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