Need a nautical centerpiece for your next kid’s party? Never fear, the Lia Griffith sail crew is here! We’ve come up with an amazing, easy-breezy paper sailboat snack holder project. Anyone can make this DIY sailboat, giving you the perfect piece to weigh anchor in the middle of the kid’s table!
All you have to do is gather the materials and tools, then download the templates and instructions. Heave-ho on this impressive craft!
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- Cutting Machine (recommended)
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Craft Knife
- Cutting Mat
- Glue Dot Roller
- “Twilight” My Colors Heavyweight Cardstock
- “Royal White” Recollections Linen
- Kraft Cardstock
- “Patriot Blue” Smooth Solid
- “Bluebell” Paper
- 14-ply Chipboard
- Kraft Packing Tape
- White Twine
- 12” Wooden Skewer
- Gather tools and materials.
- Cut pieces according to the template. We cut the chipboard with the Cricut set to custom material – chipboard – more pressure, cut twice. You can also print out the template, trace onto chipboard, and cut with a craft knife.
- Cut packing tape into smaller strips (if needed). Tape one of the sides to base of boat, following the curve. Make sure that the side is matched up with the bow (front) and stern (back) correctly (see template PDF).
- Tape second side on. Match points of the bow together and tape edge.
- Tape small stern piece to back of boat, matching up the bottom and side edges.
- Cut the same template out of paper of choice to cover. Apply the sides and back with double-sided tape. You can also paint the outside instead if desired.
- Apply a long strip of packing tape to bottom edge of boat on one side, about 1” up. Cut slits to the edge to allow for the curve. Fold over to base. Repeat for other side.
- Tape the bow and stern edges down evenly.
- Tape paper piece to bottom of boat to cover tape.
- Glue paper stripe detail to side of boat. Trim off any excess.
- Fold mast support on score lines. Glue sides of boat inside the hull. Line up and glue circle piece on top.
- Slide skewer into the hole and glue base to bottom of boat. Glue bigger sail to mast.
- Glue smaller sail on opposite side. Fold small flag in half matching edges and glue to top of mast by wrapping around the skewer.
- Fold small pennants and glue over a length of white twine. Wrap one end of the twine around the mast, and glue other end to end of boat.
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