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Making an Egg Carton Ship


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July 16, 2018

Egg Carton Sail Boat - finished boatWhile taking a stroll at San Diego Marina we enjoyed seeing the yachts, boats, and sailboats! My little one wanted to have his own and use it to transport rocks and marbles! You can use a lot of imagination with an egg carton!

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Total Time: 30 minutes + drying time

Supplies:

  • egg carton
  • chopstick
  • newspaper insert
  • glue stick
  • hot glue
  • ribbon
  • paper
  • scissors
  • craft sticks
  • paint
  • paint brush
Egg Carton Sail Boat - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Cut off the top and flap of an egg carton.
  2. Egg Carton Sail Boat - open carton
     
    Egg Carton Sail Boat - cut off the top and flap on the carton
     
    Egg Carton Sail Boat - top and flap removed
     
  3. Using any newspaper inserts/ads you no longer need, cut out a triangle. Your child can paint, or apply stickers/decorate anyway they would like. If using paint, allow to dry.
  4. Egg Carton Sail Boat - cut a triangle from the scrap newspaper ad
     
    Egg Carton Sail Boat - the triangle and be attached to the chopstick
     
  5. You can tape the triangle to a chopstick or use craft sticks and hot glue (like I did).
  6. Egg Carton Sail Boat - or glued to the craft sticks and then attached to the chopstick
     
    Egg Carton Sail Boat - sticks glued to the chopstick
     
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  7. Once the triangle is painted and dried, glue it down to the craft stick.
  8. Egg Carton Sail Boat - painted triangle
     
  9. Using an X-acto knife, poke a hole in the center of the egg carton and place the chopstick in it. To reinforce the chopstick, use hot glue all around to keep in place.
  10. Egg Carton Sail Boat - poke a hole in the center of the carton with the knife and insert chopstick and glue in place
     
    Egg Carton Sail Boat - sail mounted
     
  11. Using ribbon tie a knot at the top of the chopstick and thread through another hole in the center of one end of the egg carton and secure with another knot.
  12. Egg Carton Sail Boat - tie ribbon to the top of the chopstick
     
    Egg Carton Sail Boat - and thread through a hole made in the carton
     
    Egg Carton Sail Boat - cutting the hole at the carton end
     
    Egg Carton Sail Boat - insert ribbon through the hole and secure with a knot
     
    Egg Carton Sail Boat - done
     
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  13. Optional: Decorate some more if you'd like along the edge of the carton and its ready for your child to play with the boat!
  14. Egg Carton Sail Boat - top view
     
    Egg Carton Sail Boat - decorate the edge of the carton if desired
     
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January 14, 2016

Use 2 eggs cartons to create a ship. You can put candy or any little things in it.

completed egg carton ship

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