It’s summer and that means it’s time to hit the high seas! Well, as close to the high seas as we get in the South….lol.
I’ve been on a motorboat before, but outside of that, I haven’t been on a boat at all. The notion of sailing out into the ocean with nothing solid underneath my feet makes me a tad…nervous.
But with this easy coffee filter sailboat craft, even sea-scary people like me can go sailing! And this is such a fun ocean-themed craft for kids to make along with parents!
Coffee Filter Crafts for Kids: Coffee Filter Sailboat Craft
To make this coffee filter sailboat craft, you’ll need the following: (Affiliate links provided here for convenience. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
Start by cutting the coffee filter in half. Then cut a little curve out of the center to form a half-moon shape. This will be the boat.
Cut the other half of the coffee filter in half again. Use one piece (a quarter of the whole filter) as the sail.
Color the half-moon piece (the boat). I used bright yellow to make a boat that would stand out against the waves. But feel free to use any color you like.
Glue the boat and the sail onto a piece of construction paper. Be sure to glue the sail a bit higher than the top of the boat.
Use a crayon or colored pencil to draw the pole that connects the sail and the boat.
Now add a few sea details! Use colored pencils to draw a few waves, clouds, and seagulls!
And we’re done!
She looks pretty seaworthy to me! What do you think?
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And see more simple art projects on my Simple Crafts for Kids Pinterest board!