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Home School Life Journal ........... Ceramics by Katie Bergenholtz
"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales

Summer "Bucket" LIst: Juice Box Boats

Did you know juice boxes float?
Turns out they make excellent little boats.

To make your own juice box boat, all you need is an empty juice box, some waterproof tape, some lightweight waterproof material for the sail and a skewer.
First you will need to cover an empty juice box's straw hole with tape.
Then you will need to cut out a 4" high by 3" wide triangular sail from some lightweight waterproof material. The original instructions used a Tyvek envelope, but I did not have one of those so we used parchment paper. Decorate the sail and make a little flag. Push a small wooden skewer through both sides of the box so that it sticks out underneath about an inch or so. This will be the counter-balance. Use tape to attach your sail to the skewer. Now they are ready to sail. I kept packing the things needed to make these boats everywhere we camped in hopes of making some and sailing them, but we never saw a pond or stream appropriate for them, so we ended up finally making them at home and sailing them in our pool!
The boys played with them for a very long time. 

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originally posted Sep 5, 2010


  1. Hi! I just find your blog via Joyful Learner. Thanks for sharing your great activities.


  2. Love your boats! What a great reuse of things from around the house. Thanks for sharing at Discover & Explore - I'll be featuring your idea tomorrow.

    1. Thank you so much. It was a nice post.


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