Create a playtime raft that really floats with just a few natural twigs from your own backyard.


What You'll Need:

Twigs, twine, felt, scissors or hole punch, hot glue gun, outdoor trimmers (optional)

Make It:

  1. Have your kids search your backyard for twigs of similar size. Or use outdoor trimmers to cut twigs to the same size.
  2. Parents should handle the hot glue gun when gluing the twigs side-by-side together to make a raft. Attach a twig in an upright position for the mast.
  3. Cut a sail from colorful felt. Fold the felt in half, cut two slits or punch two holes, and slide it over the mast. Then use twine to wrap the twigs on both sides for decoration.

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