If you live in an area that has walnuts you just have to take advantage of this nature’s crafting material and make walnut boats.
They are super easy to make and they will float on the water just like a regular boat… Well just smaller.
When the temperatures rise in the summer making a boat craft, that allows the kids to later play with it in the water (and cool off) makes perfect sense. It might even be the best summer craft idea you can make with the kids, it’s both fun to make and it will keep them busy for quite some time.
Now go gather these tools and we will show you how to make this lovely boat pal.
How to Make Walnut Boats
What you need:
- chenille sticks
- hot glue (adult supervision)
- color paper
- self-adhesive googly eyes
- black gel pen
Step by Step Instructions
Take one walnut and with the help of an adult divide the shell in two equals.
The easiest way to do it is by putting the tip of the craft knife/scissors in the bottom hole as shown on the picture and half twist it on the left side and on the right side until it cracks.
Fill each of the halves with hot glue.
Take one chenille stick and divide it into 5 cm chenille pieces.
Then take one 5 cm piece and place it vertically – inside the shell.
Let the glue dry.
Fold some color papers in half and…
… using your scissors cut out triangle shapes.
Make them right-angled triangles.
Apply some glue on the inside of the triangle …
… and glue them on the chenille stick end.
Press with your fingers and wait for the glue to dry.
Remove the protective foil from the self-adhesive googly eyes and glue them on the triangles.
Using your black gel pen …
… draw a tiny mouth.
You are all done!
Make as many as you like.
What a lovely walnut boat!
Wally is ready to sail now.
Go place this walnut pal in a tub of water, start blowing air through your mouth and watch this guy sailing.
Hope you had fun making today’s project.
Stay tuned for more lovely crafts!