Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Lovely Log Rafts

Today's Craft: Lovely Log Rafts

Craft Project Directions:

You could make this craft using real twigs for logs or make logs out of paper. We'll provide directions using paper but feel free to improvise and use twigs so you can float your raft in water.

You will need brown construction paper, craft sticks, a piece of white paper, and tape. Take the brown construction paper and fold it in half and in half again. Unfold the paper and cut it along the folds.

Take the four pieces of paper and roll them into logs and tape them in place. Create as many logs as you want to use on your raft.

Improvise and make logs of different lengths if you wish. Bind the logs together with tape to create a raft. Insert a craft stick in the center pointing upwards for a mast. Lay logs on either side of it to help support it.

Next create a sail for your raft with a white piece of paper. Trim it so it is an appropriate rectangle size for your raft. Cut a horizontal slit at the top and the bottom of the sail about one inch from the edge and slip it over the craft stick. Bow out the paper so it looks like wind it catching your sail. Decorate as you wish.

Enjoy Crafting!

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