Paper Boat Craft (Free Template)

Paper Boat Craft by Crafting Jeannie

Download the Free Boat Craft Template and make this Transportation Activity for Preschoolers. Find step-by-step instructions and Easy Paper Crafts on CraftingJeannie.com!

Check out this Easy Paper Boat craft! Kids will love making it.

Get the Free Boat Craft Template below and you will be able to make enough supplies for a group of 20 kids (or more!) with about 10 minutes of cutting.

Watch the Preschool Boat Craft Video to do this Transportation Craft.

Did you know that there are three ways a boat can move: manpower, wind and motor? Read all about them on Wikipedia.com.

Here’s What You Need

Here’s your ship craft supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read my disclosure policy for more information):

Make this Paper Boat craft for Preschool while reading these Fun Books:

Step 1: Download and Print the Free Boat Printable

Download the Free Boat Craft Template. You will be stapling the template to sheets of colored paper to cut out the shapes.

preschool boat craft template
The Boat Craft Printable has everything you need to make this Fire Safety craft.

Step 2: Staple and Cut Out the Paper Ship Craft Shapes

boat printable by Crafting Jeannie
Print the Boat Template and staple the pieces to multiple sheets of paper before cutting.

Once you have the print outs, staple them to construction paper and cut out the shapes you need.

Note: If you want to make this craft with a group of kids, you can staple the template to up to 10 sheets of copy paper, 5 sheets of cardstock or 5-8 sheets of construction paper.

So, did you know that you can staple together 10 pieces of copy paper and cut out 10 shapes at a time?! That’s my SECRET to fast & easy crafting. Stapling the paper is very important because it makes sure it doesn’t move as you cut. The more staples the better. Cardstock is the thickest so you may only be able to cut 5 sheets at a time.

Tip: While you’re cutting, if you cut off all parts of the pages that have staples, make sure to re-staple the sheets that are left. Whenever you’re cutting multiple sheets at a time, make sure they are always stapled together!

Step 3: How to Assemble

Boat Craft by Crafting Jeannie

I recommend having a finished boat so the children can see what the final version will look like.

  1. Glue the wheel house behind the top of the boat.
  2. Glue the white window onto the wheel house.
  3. Glue the life preserver ring onto the boat wherever you like.
  4. Next, glue the colored circle into the center of the li.
  5. Optional: Glue the white pinstripe rectangle onto the body of the boat.
  6. Optional: Glue the anywhere you like on your boat.
  7. Don’t forget to write your name on the back!
glue the cabin onto the boat craft

Step 1: Glue the wheel house behind the top of the boat.

gluing the window onto the ship craft

Step 2: Glue the white window onto the wheel house.

Glue the life preserver onto the boat craft

Step 3: Glue the life preserver ring onto the boat wherever you like.

add details to the life ring onto the paper boat

Step 4: Next, glue the colored circle into the center of the life preserver ring

ship craft by Crafting Jeannie

Step 5: Optional: Glue the white pinstripe rectangle onto the body of the boat

glue the flag onto to the paper ship craft

Step 6: Optional: Glue the flag anywhere you like on your boat. Don’t forget to write your name on the back.

And you’re finished!

boat craft by Crafting Jeannie

This is a great Transportation activity for preschoolers. It’s also the perfect boat craft just for fun. Make it with your Preschoolers, Kindergarteners, Toddlers, Daycare, or as a craft at home.

More Transportation Crafts

If you liked this craft, check out some of my other Transportation Crafts for Kids.

As always, I try to make my crafts fast, easy & inexpensive. Enjoy! 

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