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Recycled Juice Box Boats

Summer is nearing its end and school has already started or is right around the corner. Lunch boxes will soon be coming home each day ready to be cleaned out and prepped for the next. Don’t throw away those empty juice boxes! Use them to create a fleet of boats or have a boat race!

You’ll need an empty juice box, the straw, a sail from a cardboard box or paper, duct tape and a craft knife or scissors.


Wrap the juice box in duct tape to cover the hole and provide a clean slate for personalization (very important in boat making).


Help your kid make a hole in the juice box for the straw mast, punch a few holes in the sail and assemble the boat. Encourage him or her to come up with a creative name and to add some personalization with tape or markers.


Set sail in a pool or bathtub (always watch kids around water)!


This is a great way to teach kids about how wind affects the direction of boats!


Definitely more fun than just tossing those juice boxes!

Allison Waken is a kids’ activity and craft guru always ready to try something new. See more on her blog, All for the Boys, where she features activities and crafts that inspire creativity, play and interaction.