30 Days Wild Blog - Day 3: Make a twig boat

30 Days Wild Blog - Day 3: Make a twig boat

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How to make a twig boat

You don’t need very much in order to be able to make a twig boat

  • Long pieces of grass (we used Monbretia leaves in the end) – you made need to experiment it needs to be tough
  • A random selection of twice broken to similar size
  • A few fallen flowers
  • A leaf


Making a twig boat – simple tips!

All you need to do is lay out your grass vertically underneath your twigs (6-8) which are laid horizontally together on top.

Tightly wrap your grass around the twigs to bring them together – this may take a few attempts. Try to keep your twigs flat and tight together as possible.

Next take one extra twig and slot it into the bottom of your boat to become your mast.

Thread a leaf gently by poking the mast through it in two place – this will make the sail.

Add a few fallen tiny flowers for decoration and that is it!

Set it afloat in a paddling pool, bathtub or stream.

Just lovely.


How to make a twig boat



And here she is on her maiden voyage. How to make a twig boat? Well it’s fun and easy so why not give it a go – you will find all you need in your garden and it is great fun. If it rains you can juts try and float it in your bath tub in your home

How to make a twig boat
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