The cure for summer boredom is as close as your recycling bin. With just a few simple supplies, little hands can keep busy while going green. Come sail the seven seas in your own backyard with these fun recycled cork boats!


  • 3 corks for each boat
  • acrylic paint and paintbrush
  • hot glue gun
  • scrap paper
  • scissors
  • toothpick


      1. Paint your corks and let them dry. recycled-cork-boats1
      2. Glue three corks together with the glue gun. recycled-cork-boats2
      3. Cut the corner of a scrap piece of paper to make a triangle for your sail. recycled-cork-boats3
      4. Slide toothpick through the sail and push the toothpick into the center cork.recycled-cork-boats4
      5. Add some water and set sail!recycled-cork-boats5

Amy Johnson is a crafter, writer and mother of four, who believes in the power of handmade, secondhand and eco-friendly living. Her favorite craft store is the thrift store and she shares creative reuse ideas on her blog Maker Mama.

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