How Do I Make a Model Boat?

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To make model boats you first make holes that should be punched about one inch from the top of each of the corners, take your three straws which will be used to create the mast, One straw will be the main pole in the middle that stands straight up and will be eventually tapped to the middle of the boat and the other two straws will be the sail straws. Take one of the sail straws and tape it horizontally to the main straw about 1 inch from the top of the main straw Then, take the other sail straw and tape it horizontally to the main straw about 2-3 inches from the bottom of the main straw, Take a piece of plastic wrap and tape it in between the two ?sail? straws. You have now created your mast. Take your completed mast piece and tape it inside the empty milk carton so it is securely fastened to the bottom of your boat (it will not stand on its own until you complete the next step). Take one piece of string, thread or wire and tie one end through one of the four holes you punched on the boat. Tie the other end of the string, thread or wire to the top of your mast piece. Repeat this process three more times on each hole of the boat until the mast piece in the middle is securely standing on its own. If desired, paint or color your boat in any way you want. You can also place toys or any other items inside the boat (as long as they are not too heavy and cause the boat to sink). One idea is to tape an empty paper cup to the top of your mast as the ?lookout? position. You can also design your own flag and tape it to your boat.
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How to Make Your Own Model Boat
If you are interested in creating a simple model boat that will actually sail on water, but do not want to spend a great deal of money on a pre-made kit, you can create a boat out of basic materials purchased at any craft supply store. Once you have... More »
Difficulty: Moderately Easy
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Model boats are very easy to make. You can buy a kit at a very affordable price in local hobby shops. Once you have the kit, you would only need to follow the instructions and you are good to go.
There are a few steps involved when making a model boat. The first step is glue the pop-cycle sticks together to form the shape of the model boat you wish to create and Let them dry in the sun for 24 hours. Cut the card board to cover the bottom of the boat and glue it to the model boat frame and let dry for 24 hours. Use the aluminium foil to cover up and create the sides of the boat. Create a paper flag for the boat and cut the paper and make a design that will look fancy on the boat. Use a pop-cycle stick and set it in the boat for the flag's attachment pole. In addition use the clay to set the pole in place at the end of the boat. Finally attach the flag with glue and let dry for 24 hours.
Cut off the rounded ends of all tongue depressors then start to construct the bottom of the model boat. Lay out two tongue depressors parallel to each another and start gluing more tongue depressors onto the two, placing the additional tongue depressors side by side, so that the ends are glued to the first tongue depressors, thus creating a sheet like pattern. Let this dry for a few hours. Using a pencil, sketch on the newly created bottom of the boat and draw out a bullet shape to create the nose of the boat. Cut the outlined shape with wood shears and this requires caution and may also require additional gluing, as it may cause the boat bottom to come apart as you attempt to cut out the shape. Also cut the curved ends off of six tongue depressors, and glue them between two tongue depressors, to create a sheet-like form. This will be used as support for three more sheets like the one that was used to create the bottom of the boat. Soak four full-length tongue depressors in water, while checking them every couple of hours; this is to get the tongue depressors pliable to form them into the shape of the curve on the bottom of the boat. Once the tongue depressors are easily formed, curve them into shape and remove them from the water so that they dry into that shape. Two tongue depressors must follow the curve of each side of the boat bottom. Then glue two dried, curved pieces into two of the small tongue depressor cuts, and ensure the cuts are one to two inches from the ends of the tongue depressors. Do this again with the two remaining curved pieces and two more of the small cuts. After this you will have formed the two sides of the boat so glue the sides to the bottom of the boat. Construct a back to the boat that fits into the existing open area then glue the two tongue depressors while measuring the length of the open area to the two remaining smaller pieces that were cut out in the third step. Glue the formed back piece into place and let the model boat dry before you paint it.
To make model boats go through the instructions and read them carefully. This is to familiarise yourself with the materials and lay out the parts. Assemble and glue the parts together following the instructions and keeping in mind to take apart the base of the ship.
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