How to Make Paper Boats and Race Them With Your Kids

Do your kids love to play water games?

Are they excited to get outdoors now that spring is here?

Want a great activity that involves a heaping helping of nature and a bit of competition?

Here’s a fun way to bond with your kids, explore the outdoors and let your competitive streak shine: as a family, make paper boats and sail them down a stream.

Don’t have a nearby stream? Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.

In this article I’ll show you how to build a paper boat (also called an origami boat) and then find the perfect stream for a family boat race.

How to fold a paper boat (also called an origami boat) with your kids and find the perfect stream for a family boat race.

Why Construct Paper Boats?

Boats, like cars, trains, airplanes and all transportation really, take you away from your everyday life and lead to an exciting adventure. And what kid doesn’t like an adventure… especially an outdoor journey with a craft thrown in for extra fun?

All you need is some paper or cardboard, duct tape and a flowing stream. You’ll have your kids outside racing paper boats in no time.


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