Match Stick Mini Rafts (Another Simple Wine Cork Craft for Kids)

Match stick mini rafts:

Match Stick Floating Mini Rafts - Simple Wine Cork Crafts for Kids - Our little House in the CountryWhat you need:

  • Wine corks
  • Paper
  • Match sticks
  • Elastic bands
  • Cocktail sticks or wooden skewers
  • Ice lolly sticks
  • Blue tack or playdough
  • PVA glueMatch Stick Floating Mini Rafts - Simple Wine Cork Crafts for Kids - Our little House in the Country

What you do:

  • Attach 3 wine corks together by wrapping 2 elastic bands around the corks ensuring that the lie flat like a raft. (I had to do this for my kids)
  • Cover the top of the raft in PVA glue
  • Place an ice lolly stick on top of the raft, press down to ensure that it sticks.
  • Now, cover the lolly stick in PVA glue
  • Stick the matchsticks close together across the length of the lolly stick
  • Leave to dry
  • Cut a triangular sail from coloured paper of design you own sail and cut it out.
  • Pass a cocktail stick or wooden skewer through the sail.
  • When the raft is dry, stick a little lump of blue tack or playdough onto the raft and stick the sail into it.
  • Fill up your sink or paddling pool and launch you rafts!Match Stick Floating Mini Rafts - Simple Wine Cork Crafts for Kids - Our little House in the Country

For more rafting fun check out:

Have fun!

Ciara xox

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