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Cardboard Boat Race Tips and Tricks

Making a cardboard boat at home? Here are some helpful tips and tricks for smooth sailing!

-It’s important to plan before you build! Sit down with your crew and think about what you think is the best design.

-Try to make your boat symmetrical and balanced.

-Wider boats are easier to maneuver and tend to tip over less.

-It’s important to overlap seams.

-We only used cardboard and duct tape which made it a bit trickier to build a buoyant boat. You might want to try using a water based paint to cover all exposed cardboard for greater durability!

Good luck and happy sailing!