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DIY Walnut Shell ⛵Sailboats 💦Water Science 🔬 💡⚖️ 101 🎥 Series 🎇

Children love water play. So, today, we are making a lake using a baking tray filled with water on which your child can sail small boats made from walnut-halves.

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 What you will need:

  • walnuts,
  • colorful cardstock to make sails,
  • toothpicks or thin straws with a tip cut to a point,
  • modeling clay,
  • deep tray (we are using a large baking tray) filled with water and some blue coloring; we also added seashells and jell-water beads.

DSC_0076To make the boats, open walnut shells along the edges, being careful not to damage the half shell. Then show your child how to make a sail from a piece of sturdy cardstock cut to form a triangle. 💡TIP, a sail cannot be too wide, as it might get wet on the sides, weighing the boat down and making it sink.


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Place modeling clay in the bottom of the half-shell and put the mast into it to hold it upright.💡 TIP: you need to place just a small amount of modeling clay/play-doh, just enough to hold the mast.  

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Use a toothpick or a cut-straw for the mast and mount the sail by poking the toothpick through the cardstock at the right points, so that it can catch the breeze.

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Will the sailboat sink or float? The answer is how heavy the half-shell is: if you put too much modeling clay/play-doh, then the boat will be too heavy, causing it to sink. Also, strong "wind" (like Adrian blowing -  see a video below) might tip the boat over too.

A child can now launch the sailboats on a man-made lake and gently blow to create a breeze.

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 For more on science experiments:

  • see here a post "💛💙❤️Primary Colors, 💦Water & Paper Capillary Action ⌛️Timelapse ⚗️ Kids Science Experiment (🌈 Rainbow Walking Water),"
  • and here a video-post "Float or Sink❓Tangerine 🍊 Science Experiment (Science 🔬 💡⚖️ 101 🎥 Series 🎇)."
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