The other day, my 5 year old was wanting to do a craft, I thought I would show him how to make a paper boat. Since I haven't made one for a while, I brushed up on the technique with this YouTube video:
We filled our kiddie pool and tried to get them to float. They didn't last too long.
Then my son wanted to try this canoe he saw while we were on YouTube:
It floated a lot better than the regular boat. I think making it out of newspaper helped a bit, too.
Then we made a Sampan Boat:
The sampan held up remarkably well. We put the canoe and sampan together and tried to blow them around and race them.
A fun activity to do on a hot summer day!