I crafted up a pool noodle boat racing game with products from Office Depot as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #GearLove
Keeping the kiddos entertained and not glued to electronics during the summer can be a tough task! Let’s not even mention when they utter the dreaded “I’m bored”. We headed to Office Depot to get un-board and they surprisingly have tons of supplies for a fun summer. From home office to craft supplies, they have it all! We picked up all the supplies we needed for a fun pool noodle boat racing game and built our boats. Logan had a blast racing his boat across the water! After the game was over, we let Amelia join in on the fun and it turned into a fun splash “table”. She loved playing with the pool noodle boats and splashing in the water!
Step 1: Cut pool noodles into 6 inch sections. Cut those sections in half, as shown below. A pair of sharp scissors will work.
Step 2: Puncture a whole in the middle of the pool noodles with a pencil and leave the pencil inside.
Step 3: Cut foam board into triangle shapes, as shown below.
Step 4: Cover the foam triangle pieces with colorful tape.
Step 5: Hot glue foam pieces to the pencils in the foam, as shown below.
Step 6: Fill a large plastic bin with water. You can add a few drops of blue food coloring to the water if you’d like.
Step 7: Place noodle boats in the water, lined up on one side and have the kids blow at their boat using a straw. The first boat to the other side wins.
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How do you keep your kiddos occupied during the summer?