Oh, there’s something wondrous about floating homemade boats in a babbling brook. It’s as easy as finding a nice piece of floatable bark and attaching a sail by making a small hole in the centre (with a screwdriver or drill) or using blue tack or glue. Below are links to a few different ways to put them together:
1. Twig and Toadstool
This one from Twig and Toadstool has added buoyancy with corks underneath.
2. A Mother’s Ramblings
Bark and Blu-tack. Awesome. Tutorial and cute video here.
3. Rhythm of the Home
4. Make and Takes
Sticks and hemp cord is all you need. Tutorial here.
5. Twig Raft
I made a boat with sticks with the kids and you find the full tutorial here.
Next time you’re out and about near a stream, make a bark boat to add to your adventure.
The kids and I experimenting with different types of bark boats
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