DIY · With Popsicle sticks

Popsicle stick sailing boat

sailing-boat

Hello everyone.

Did you have a good time on your vacations? I sure did. I was relaxing, swimming, eating a little bit more than usual, reading some books, riding my bike, out with friends almost everyday, what more to say? But i sure missed you guys and my blog of course. So here i am with a new craft. Take your glue, your popsicle sticks and off we go!!!

For this craft you will need Popsicle sticks, felt, glue and toothpicks.

The masts:

To make them you will need 3 popsicle sticks.The middle will remain unchanged, while the first and last will be cut a little bit at the end. Glue them at the base of the vessel. Use directions from the next step .

Making the base of the vessel:

Place two popsicle sticks adjacent to one another. In order to be glued together, you will use an extra popsicle stick that you will cut into 3 equally sized pieces. Mark the positions that you will glue the masts. Glue like so: popsicle stick-mast, stick-mast, stick-mast and finally stick.

The sails:

You will make them by using felt in color of your choice. Take 2 toothpicks. Measure their length. The felt will be cut a few centimeters below the toothpick. If eg the toothpick is 5cm, the felt will be 4cm. This is for aesthetic reasons. The height depends on your choice, but it ranges from 5 to 6 cm. It is advisable not to stretch the felt, but to let it have a “grace” , the sails will look more natural. So you have the felt. Stick one toothpick in the upper and one on the lower side and of the felt and when you are done glue the sails on masts.

For more information about this craft check out the video on the link below.

 

Happy crafting!!!!

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