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Toy Boats

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book

These Styrofoam boats with sails are fun and easy for preschoolers to make!


  • Styrofoam meat trays
  • Straw
  • White construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape


  1. Make toy sailboats with clean Styrofoam meat trays.
  2. Insert a straw into the tray for the mast.
  3. Cut triangular sails from white construction paper and tape to the straw.
  4. Your child can sail her boat in a bathtub, a swimming pool, or a tub of water.

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<I>The Preschooler's Busy Book</I> Copyright © 1998 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Preschooler's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

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