April 10, 2014

It is no secret that at Watagan Park we love outside and any activity that brings the family outdoors. We stumbled across this cool seashell boat on spoonful and thought it was the perfect activity for the Watagan Park community.

What you will need:

  • A clean seashell
  • A straight twig
  • A triangle cut from fabric, plastic bag or paper
  • Modelling clay or PVA glue
  • Scissors or a craft knife

Method:

  1. Trim your material to resemble a sail, snip off the top of the triangle (otherwise it will flop over), and cut small regular holes along the long edge of the sail with your craft knife or scissors.
  2. Thread the twig through the holes.
  3. Place some modelling clay (or a heap of PVA – add sand to the PVA around the base of the twig if you need more stability) on the inside of the shell, and attach the twig.
  4. Race the sailboats across puddles by blowing on the sails. The boats also make great geocaching prizes – check out our geocaching article here.

Click here to download the activity sheet and we hope to see little seashell boats making they way around the ponds at Watagan Park in the near future.

Click here to discover more about living outside the box at Watagan Park

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