It’s hot and as much as I would love for the pool in our backyard to be fully constructed, that’s not going to happen for another week or so thanks to the county fair. This tin foil river is the perfect outdoor activity to keep the kids entertained during those HOT days.
Our girls love to play in the garden hose. It’s the easiest form of backyard entertainment during the summer, so why not make it even more fun by letting them make their own river?
Tin Foil River
For this craft you will need: aluminum foil, bottle caps, toothpicks, construction paper, air dry clay, a garden hose and water.
Begin by forming small balls from the air dry clay.
Place them inside the lid and add a toothpick to the center of each one.
Allow the clay to dry…overnight is best, then add a flag to the top of the toothpick with construction paper.
Now the fun begins! Roll some construction paper on the ground outside and roll up the sides a bit.
We found it best if the ground was slightly inclined.
It takes a bit for the water to find a path.
This simple craft provided hours of entertainment. We also made it a learning lesson on speed and size by making different size boats. The girls loved having boat races!
This craft isn’t just for kids. Have fun playing in the water with your kids!
Tin Foil River
- Aluminum foil
- air dry clay
- bottle caps
- construction paper
- garden hose and water
- Form a small ball from the air dry clay and place inside the bottle cap and flatten slightly.
- Add a toothpick to the center and allow it to dry.
- Once dry, add a flag to the top of the toothpick from the construction paper.
- Roll some aluminum foil on the ground outside and roll up the sides slightly.
- Add water continuously with a garden hose and add the boats.
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