I love how children’s crafts always take on a life of their own. So what if it doesn’t look all that much like it is supposed to…it is the process, not the product. :) Even though this Mayflower does not look like the large ship we see in books, it is simple and easy for a child to make…making it a winner in my book!
Here’s what you’ll need: an empty paper towel roll, a straw, white paper, a glue stick a stapler, and tape.
|1. Cut a slit in the paper towel holder. Flatten it and let your little one color it with a brown marker. Big Brother wasn’t really into it.|
|2. Staple each side and then squish it together to make boat shape.|
|3. Cut out a triangle from a folded piece of paper. Stick a straw in between and then add glue and press together.|
|4. Tape the straw to the side of the inside of the boat.|
|Done! Let your child enjoy playing with the Mayflower!|
*I linked this to ABC & 123 Show-and-Tell