How to Make a Small Boat for a School Project

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How to Make a Small Boat for a School Project
toy boat (vschlichting/iStock/Getty Images)

While there is no standard procedure for building a small boat, there are general principles you can use to bring your boat to life. While the size and shape of the boat are a matter of preference, aluminium foil and coat hangers are the basic parts that make up the boat.

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Things you need

  • Coat hangars
  • Foil

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  1. 1

    Use coat hangers to create a frame for your boat. Untwist the coat hanger with your hands and mould it into a square shape. This will serve as the bottom of your boat.

  2. 2

    Use large sheets of foil and wrap them around the square to create the base of your boat. Use a second and third coat hanger to create sides for your boat by unbending the hangars and then making U shapes to wrap around the square base.

  3. 3

    Wrap additional foil around the sides of the boat. This should cover the frame and complete the process.

  4. 4

    Add additional layers of foil to increase your boat's buoyancy if you have trouble getting it to float.

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