Happy 4th of July everyone.
If any of you have more then one child then you will understand this next DIY project. Sometimes when you buy summer pool toys you end up with many that are the same colors and designs. If you have more then one child they sometimes get upset trying to decide which toy is theirs. To keep the peace between siblings you have to write their names on their toys. Well, why not take it a little farther and recreate the toys you purchase. This way each child’s toy is unique. Bonus points for getting them involved too. When they help design their little creations what ever it may be it built confidence in them. You guys already know that of course. We need more confident and happy children out there in the world, that way when they grow up they will be strong empathetic humans.
This little sailboat came in one of those mesh bags that are everywhere during the summer months. They had these same toys when I was a child. You can find them anywhere but my favorite places were always by the beaches. Every summer when I see them show up on the shelves I think of camping trips, swimming parties and days spent at Arizona lakes.
The colors are odd to me. Guess I am a snob when it comes to colors. I tend to stick with really bright colors.
For added detail add some fabric to the sails. I decoupaged fabric on, then covered that with E600 which is water proof. You can skip the E600 glue if you do not have any because these boats held together without it as well.
In our house my husband and daughter love to watch America’s cup. Sadly with the Red Monster out most sporting events have been canceled. Have your own America’s cup out in your pool with family. Create and design your ships and race away. Hopefully your races come with lots of giggles too.
These toy boats are easy to take apart and redo.
They remind me of Legos. They just pop apart. You will need spray paint that adheres to plastics. Have a table full of different colored sailboat parts in baskets along with a variety of fabric scraps for the sails, then have everyone put the boats back together again. A fun craft project to keep everyone busy during the summer. You don’t need a huge pool, even a small pool or bathtub is a fun place for water play activities.
Happy crafting everyone and have a very Happy 4th of July,