Cardboard Boat Race
Durham Parks and Recreation has a Cardboard Boat Race every year, and this year’s race will take place in the Campus Hills Pool on Saturday, January 21, 5:30–7:30pm.
If you think you can figure out how to make a boat out of cardboard that can float in the pool (with you and/or your team in it), you should consider competing! Prizes will be awarded for Spirit (your level of fun) and Success (whoever can stay afloat the longest). Each team should have at least one kid and one adult.
These are the only things you can use to make your cardboard boat:
Here are a few hints/tips/suggestions:
Here are a few things your parent(s) need to know:
Cool hot-glue project
Many artists and crafters use hot glue when creating works of art and household items. In this case, you can actually write with hot glue and make wearable name tags, mini-signs, and keychains. Maybe you can make some holiday gifts for family and friends! Here’s what you’ll need:
Depending on what you’re making, you might need these, too:
If you have never used these tools and materials before, ask for help. In fact, ask for help anyway. We don’t want you to get hurt.
Okay, let’s get started:
You can even start a business! Just think: It’s easy to find keychains for kids named John or Mary—but what about kids with names like Kijuan or Rashida? You can make specialized keychains and sell them! Just make sure that when you write out the name, you add a little extra glue on the end for the keychain ring. Carefully pound a small hole with the hammer and nail and then slip in the keychain ring.
Here’s the house number that I made and spray painted orange. I’m going to super-glue it to my mailbox. Have fun with this project!
What happens when you drop a red rock into the Black Sea?
It sinks to the bottom.
What did one ocean wave say to the other?
Nothing. It didn’t have to—it just waved.
What is the best way to communicate with a fish?
Just drop it a line.
Why is it so easy to weigh a fish?
Because it has its own scales.
What is even stranger than seeing a cat fish?
Seeing a fish bowl!