Summer Craft at Family House: Sailboats Made With Sponges And Decorations

by Family Services Committee

Published on June 2, 2022

Summer is here, and it’s time to enjoy it to the full extent. One of the ways we are enjoying at Family House is through a creative summer craft, something that involves the whole family and is easy for the kids. 

For our summer craft activity in June, we are building sailboats made of sponges. Let’s have a look at how to create one! 

What You Need For This Summer Craft

  • 1 6 inch skewer
  • 2 pieces of card stock
  • 1 sponge
  • Elmers glue
  • Scissors
  • A body of water!

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1 – For the sail, cut out a triangle of any size from the card stock paper. We find a triangle about 4 inches high works well!

Step 2 – For the flag, cut out a diamond shape (smaller than the sail) from the construction paper.  A flag about 1 inch high works well.  

Step 3 – Fold the diamond in half and put glue on one side of the diamond.  Take the skewer and fold the diamond (with glue) around the top of the skewer (the end opposite of the pointy end). 

Step 4 – For the sail, take out the triangle shape and snip a tiny opening at the top of the triangle and then snip a tiny opening directly below it at the base.  Run the skewer through the two openings.

Step 5 – Take out the sponge.  Cut the sponge to whatever size you want the base of the boat to be.  We have found that one sponge cut in half works well.

Step 6 – Poke the skewer with the sail and flag all the way into the sponge. You may need a bit of force to get the skewer through.

Step 7 – Your sailboat is ready! Take it in the tub, sink or grab a big bucket or bowl and fill with water.

Hope you have lots of fun creating this summer craft. Share and tag @familyhousesf on your favorite social media networks so we can see your creativity!