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You and your child can have fun building a boat that will float in the bathtub.
Homemade Tugboat Activity for Kids



  1. A quart milk carton
  2. Empty wooden matchboxes
  3. Tube from toilet paper roll
  4. Glue


Cut the milk carton in half, lengthwise, to make the boat bottom (hull). Glue two of the matchboxes together to make the cabin. Glue the toilet paper roll to the back of the cabin to make the smokestack. Finally, glue the cabin and smoke stack onto the bottom of the boat. See if it will float in the bathtub.

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