Easy cork pirate boats

Video. Make fun cork boats, pirates or with bright sails too. The kids love to play with these in the bath.

Ahoy there Matey! Make bathtime fun with epic battles on the high seas. You can make pirate boats or just regular sailing boats with this idea. Something the kids can certainly have fun making as well as playing with later.

You can use paper for the sails, but switching up to craft foam ensures hours of water fun without the sails breaking or going soggy.

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To Make Cork Boats you will need:

  • 3 corks per boat – this gives it the perfect stability
  • 2 elastic bands
  • a toothpick
  • some paper or craft foam for the sails and flags
  • string (optional)