Day 11 - Make a leaf raft
It's World Maritime Day. Maritime workers are people who work on boats and help move things across the oceans like our food, clothing, and toys. Long before cars and airplanes, boats were the main way to travel between countries separated by water.
Today we’re making a raft using natural materials.
- Long grass
- Flowers and leaves
Make a triangle out of twigs. Tie long grass around each place the twigs meet until they feel secure. Use another piece of grass to tie a knot at each.
Place a twig across the middle of the triangle to make it nice and sturdy. Attach it using the same method as above.
Add some decorations. We poked flowers through the grass knots. Why not experiment with leaves or anything else you can think of?
You are now ready to set sail! For more of a challenge, gather some bark, leaves and twigs and make your own designs. If you live near a river or wetlands that has flowing water, you might like to make two rafts and have a race. Which design goes faster?