Kids Craft Too! Oly*Fun Simple Sailboat Craft

 Oly Fun simple Sailboat as final step - Keri Lee SereikaOne of the most exciting things I get to do is instill in my children the love of crafting. My second son, Coleton LOVES to build things. His latest kick has been using wooden craft sticks to build simple sailboats. His first attempt he used a dinner napkin for the material on his sail….well needless to say one drop of water and that sail was ruined. Then it hit me – Oly*Fun!!! Oly*Fun’s water resistant properties are the PERFECT FINISHING TOUCH for Coleton’s awesome sailboat crafts! And because Oly*Fun comes in so many fun colors he even got a bit creative and made a decorative sail for this boat. We took photos all along the way so that he could teach other kids his age how to create one of these simple sailboats themselves.

09 Install Oly Fun Sail as final step - Keri Lee Sereika


01 The Artist and Supplies Needed - Keri Lee Sereika

1. First off gather your supplies for the simple sailboat craft:


02 Begin by assembling the bottom of the boat - Keri Lee Sereika


Begin by assembling the shape of the boat. Coleton refers to these as “the bones” of the boat. Use hot melt glue to secure the sticks together.
03 Assemble a Mast - Keri Lee Sereika popsicle stick crafts


Once the design of the boat is complete on the bottom edge, build up the edges, then create a mast to hold your sail.

04 Cut out OlyFun Sail - Keri Lee Sereika

Using the mast as your guide, cut the mail sail using Snow White Oly*fun. Cut other shapes from the blues to make a design on the sail. Glue to the mast.

05 Fill Boat with StyroFoam - Keri Lee Sereika


Use the sharp knife to cut the cube of StyroFoam into slabs the thickness of the sides you built up on the edges of the boat bottom.
06 Cut The Block and Fill In - Keri Lee Sereika


Fill in all the areas of the boat to provide both adequate and even buoyancy.

 bow using additional piece of styrofoam kids craft- Keri Lee Sereika


Use a slab of StyroFoam to shape the “v” part of the hull so that it fits in the nose of the boat. Simply rub the foam pieces against one another until the shape is just right.

08 Cover Foam with final layer of wood sticks - Keri Lee Sereika


Cover the foam filled boat with the last layer of wooden craft sticks, creating the deck of the boat.

 Oly Fun simple Sailboat as final step - Keri Lee Sereika

Install the mast with attached sail to complete the project!


I hope you love Coleton’s project. If you have a child who makes a simple sailboat, please share a link with us,  I know both Cole and I would LOVE to see it!

Live Life Creatively~

Keri Lee

5 thoughts on “Kids Craft Too! Oly*Fun Simple Sailboat Craft”

  1. Barbara Hoffer says:

    Great boat! Have you tried floating it in water yet? 🙂

    1. Keri Lee Sereika says:

      Yes he tried and had great success! 🙂

  2. Aunt Courtney says:

    Coleton! Your boat is awesome!!! I can’t wait to be able to come up again and try it out on the water with you and maybe get an in person tutorial! So crazy proud of you bud! Love you guys lots!

    -Aunt Courtney

  3. Niki says:

    Great tip on sanding the Styrofoam blocks. I love the colors of the Oly-Fun too. Great kids craft.

    1. Keri Lee Sereika says:

      The Oly*fun is so versatile and easy to use too!!

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