Our nature table has been overdue for a change, so we made little seashell sail boats to put at the nature table for July.
To make the sails I cut a diamond shape from paper and my daughters decorated with crayons.
We then used glue and folded it in half onto the toothpick. A ball of beeswax was used to attach it to the shell.
My daughters wanted to see if they actually would float so we set up a dish with water. They floated and then sank. Maybe we used too much beeswax? Next, we then decided to make beeswax boats that would stay afloat.
Outside we got a large pan of water, added sand, branches (with a beeswax base and rocks to hold them upright) and floated the boats.
With a little wind they were sailing in no time. Flower petals and more sand and rocks were added creating the perfect setting for the boats.