Nutty Boats

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Nutty Boats
Total Time 1 hour Ages preschooler

Hold a regatta on your tabletop with these simple walnut ships whose colorful leaf sails come courtesy of the fall season.

What you'll need

  • Walnut shell
  • Leaf
  • Twig
  • Clay
Helpful Tip:

To open a walnut without breaking the shell (an adult's job), hold it steady on a cutting board, insert the tip of a flathead screwdriver or a butter knife into the flat end of the seam, and carefully pry the halves apart.

How to make it

  1. For each, you'll need an intact half of a walnut shell (see our tip below).

  2. Thread a leaf onto a twig for a mast and a sail. Secure the mast to the inside of the shell with a small ball of clay.

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