EJ loves boats. Loves them. So I thought it would be a perfect way to end B’s week with paper boats!
Folding paper into boats would be a bit hard for EJ right now, so I made them myself last night. I’m glad I didn’t leave it until this morning – some of the tutorials I found online were very confusing. I wasted a lot of paper – and I was hoping to be able to send you to a website and say, “Hey, go *here* to learn how to make the best paper boats!” But I can’t… I just didn’t find any that I liked. I actually wound up making paper boats the way I used to way back when. The couple I tried that were different from my old school paper boats… well, a lot of tape was involved to get them into boat-shapes.
Here’s our fleet….
We learned that the newspaper soaked up water much faster than the white printer paper I used – in fact, one of the large white boats lasted the whole time before it got water-logged and sank.
We put the boats in one at a time and blew them around… and wound up with a soggy, wet pile of paper after about 5 minutes. It was fun though! I even made EJ a paper hat – I figured a Captain of all those boats needed a hat. EJ didn’t think so, though. Notice there are no pictures of him wearing it.
After all the paper boats sank, we put some other B-items in the sink. Did you know that bananas float? I didn’t before this morning! We also wound up with an octopus and two racecars in the sink as well. EJ played in the sink for at least 45 minutes!
I promised a picture of our bubble art masterpiece once it dried…. here it is up on EJ’s “gallery wall.”
Yesterday was a busy day, with no time for a post or even a formal B activity. We talked a lot about B’s, though, and ate a lot of B foods – broccoli, bread, beans – even some alphabet cookies that my mom brought over for EJ. Of course, he only ate the B’s.