Ice Boats

Making ice boats is another fun activity to enjoy water during the summer.

What you’ll need:

  • A milk carton, the plastic-coated paper kind
  • 12 toothpicks
  • colored construction paper
  • ice cube tray
  • a plastic dishpan or other container for floating the boats in (your bathtub works too!)

What to do:

  1. Cut 12 squares from the clean milk carton, each should be a little smaller than the top of an ice cube.
  2. Stick a toothpick into the middle of each square.
  3. Fill the ice cube tray with water.
  4. Float each square in a square of the ice cube tray, with the longer end of the toothpick sticking up, and place in the freezer.
  5. Cut small paper sails out of the colored construction paper.
  6. When the ice is frozen, pop out the ice "boats".
  7. Put a sail on each toothpick and you’re ready to launch your own fleet!