Next time you go out for a walk in the nature do gather some twigs, as we’re showing a fun tutorial on how to make a lovely twig boat craft today.
I do love recycled and nature crafts a whole lot, not only are they fun to make they also spark a whole lot of creativity.
Here’s the thing… As a kid I had an obsession with nature crafts, twig crafts in particular… I would spend days and days outside building my twig city, making the walls pretty much the way this little boat is made, covering the roof with weaved (dried) leaves and grass.
Some houses even had windows and doors. Roads were pawed with pebbles and I even build a few bridges. I was mesmerized and had immense fun.
Twig Boat Craft – Fun Nature Craft to do With Your Kids
What you need
- twigs and branches, the more the merrier as not all will fit
- glue gun
- paper for the sail
Start by picking out twigs that are straight, more or less. Cut them to be about the same length. We used 10, use whatever number makes your boat look nice.
Take one twig and tie yarn on one end. Tie another string of yarn on the other end.
Now take another twig and wrap the yarn around both twigs – doing an 8 – going around the first twig, making a loop around the second one, going around the first one again and second one.
Do the same on the other side.
This is how your boat should be looking as you weave your way through all the sticks. If there’s leftover yarn sticking out leave it there, you’ll need it (but no worries if it’s not, you can always tie in new string).
Now it’s time to reinforce the boat with two new twigs. “Stitch” them onto the boat along the yarn.
Heat up the glue gun. Place a twig in the middle of the boat and apply a generous amount of hot glue.
Once the glue dries, add sail you cut out of paper (or leaf).
More Twig and Stick Crafts
Stick and Leaf Butterfly Nature Craft– Artsy Craftsy Mom
DIY Stick Toys for Imaginative Play – Artsy Momma
Stick Snail Craft – I Heart Arts-n-Crafts
Origami Butterfly Stick Toys – Pink Stripey Socks
Easy Popsicle Stick Art Sculptures With Kids – hello, Wonderful