Sailboats on Ice

This is a great indoor water activity.

It takes a little prep on Momees part beforehand but your child will love their Sailboats on Ice when they are complete.

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What you need is:

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Solo Cups, Flexible Straws, Construction Paper, Sharpie, Scotch Tape and Scissors

Directions:

1. Bend the flexible part of your straw as shown below

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2. Then scotch tape the straw to the cup or you can make mini boats using an ice cube tray

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3. Fill the cup up about 1/3 of the way and fill the ice cube tray with water place in freezer for at least 4 hours ( I left mine in over night).

The ice cube tray sailboats take less time since they are smaller about 2 1/2 hours to freeze completely.

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4. Remove from cup by running cold water around the outside of the cup and remove from ice cube tray the way you would normally remove an ice cube.

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5. Next, make your sail using construction paper as shown below.

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6. Cut out the sails and using the scissors make a slit in the top and bottom of the sail so that you can get the straw through it.

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7. Slip the straw through the sail

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8. Put into a glass bowl and add a little water to the bowl so that the ice is gliding along the bottom.

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Mia loved that she had a big boat and a little boat floating.

Over a little time the ice cube will melt and your child will love playing with the cold ice cube and water.

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A perfect rainy day activity. I saw this on Pinterest and had to try it and I am so glad I did ; )

Have fun sailing your Sailboats on Ice!

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