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Pool Noodle Boats

Day 14- Kids Summer Fun {Ideas & Activities}

Pool Noodle Boats by Organize and Decorate Everything

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Love this! A new idea for kids fun activity every day for a month!! This will make long summer days SO much fun!

I’m so happy to be here and participating in the 31 Days of Summer Fun for Kids. As you may know Kimber is in the throws of packing and moving and as many of you know there’s very little time for anything else. I think this is such a fun series and I’m excited to get lots of great ideas to use with my own kids and grand kids. When I think of Summer I think of water so these Pool Noodle Boats were the perfect craft and activity to share. We had a ball making and racing the boats and I think you will too.

Great summer kids craft! You can make these quick and easy pool noodle boats in just a few minutes and the kids will play with them for hours!

Supplies Needed:

pool noodle
foam pieces (in a package with all these colors)
colored craft sticks (you could paint your own but these were already painted)
ruler
serrated knife
craft knife

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Start by cutting the pool noodle with a serrated knife. I cut the pool noodle every 4 inches then cut it in half length wise. We only made 6 boats but you could make at least 18 boats from one pool noodle.

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The boys made the sails but if you have younger children you will need to supervise or make them yourself. Start by cutting the foam pieces in a 3″x4″ rectangle. Bend the sail in half and mark where you need to make the slit for the craft stick. Make the slit then stick the craft stick through the foam to make the sail.

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Stick the craft stick in the pool noodle. You might need to make a little slit with the craft knife. Put the sail in about 1/2″ off center.

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The boys assembled them. I love all the different colors they chose. These would be so fun to make at a party or for a fun and easy craft project.

Pool Noodle Boats assembled

Now comes the fun part. It’s race time!We decided to do it in the pool with the pump on so it would push the boats during the race. Another fun idea is to use a rain gutter, fill it with water, and blow on the sail of the boats to make them go. They would even be fun for the little ones to play with in the bath tub.

Great summer kids craft! You can make these quick and easy pool noodle boats in just a few minutes and the kids will play with them for hours!

We had so much fun racing the boats. Ignore the leaves in the pool, it’s right under a tree.

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Make these for just a few dollars and your kids will have hours of Summer fun.

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Here are a couple more fun ideas for the kids you might enjoy:

Nature Scavenger Hunt printable
Cub Scout Catapult
Dirt Cups

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