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Magic & Mischief - Part 2


We've made a start on Jack's ship!

We've talked about some of the basic things a ship needs lke a hull, hold, masts and sails. I don't think we're expected to make a working rudder etc at this stage! The kids in his class are only 5 and 6 years old after all (although it would have been fun to try). We talked about what materials would be good to make the ship too. Papier Mache is no good to us this time, it would go soggy in the water. We need something that will float, but that isn't too heavy.


We went with a plastic tub for the hull, a small cereal box for the hold with a small polystyrene block inside so we would have something sturdy to hold the masts in place. Lolly pop sticks for masts and fun foam for sales. 

Jack got to painting the hull and hold while I did some of the fiddly bits of cutting out. He wants to make a pirate ship so I drew and snipped out a skull and crossbones for his sails. He glued the lolly pop sticks together to make the masts and stuck the skull and cross bones to the sail.

Now we're just waiting for it to dry so we can put it all together and have a test run in the bath tub!








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