How to Make Fun DIY Bark Boats With Your Kids by Katie Lewis

Activities DIY
6 years ago
How to Make Fun DIY Bark Boats With Your Kids

Bark boats are a free summer learning activity to do with kids.

You'll need:

  • bark
  • corks
  • glue gun
  • fishing line
  • eye hook
  • thumb tack
  • twig
  • fabric (for sail)

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Gather your bark from a living tree. 
  2. Glue corks together and add eye hook. Cut and glue sail to the twig. 
  3. Glue your bark to the corks. Poke a hole in your bark and glue in your sail. 
  4. Get a long piece of fishing line and tie to your eye hook. Tie the other end to a thumbtack and attach a cork. Wrap the line around your cork to keep from getting it tangled. 

Head to the water and sail!

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