Birch Bark Canoe
Difficulty: Very Easy
Parental supervision is recommended
What you'll need:
- Birch bark
- Glue (Elmer's glue is fine but a glue gun works better -- then you don't have to hold ends together while they dry.)
How to make it:
- Cut a strip of bark that is about 3" (8cm) wide and about 5" (13cm) in length. Use the bark off an birch tree that is no longer alive.You can also make a canoe from paper, but it won't be waterproof.
- Cut ends to resemble a V. Make the V about 1/2" (1cm) deep.
- Fold the bark in half lengthwise.
- On each end, overlap the bark remaining after cutting out the V. Overlap them until the top edges are even and you have a canoe shape. Glue the ends together.
- After the glue dries, put the canoe in water and see it float!
This could be a fun craft for Guide or Scout camp. It is fast and easy and is a great recyclable project.