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Create an Ocean with Paper Boats

Create an Ocean with Paper Boats

This painting and handicrafts activity requires dexterity and a little imagination most of all.
It is best done as a team!

Drawing the ocean

Ask your parents for a smooth egg box.

You can turn this into a wavy ocean with blue watercolour paint. Let the paint dry and then add some sand to create a small island with space for a palm tree.

Now it’s time to fold the paper boats. If you follow our instructions, this is easy.

Instructions for creating the paper boats

Making the palm tree

Tear off five strips of brown packing paper of more or less the same width. Place two strips of packing paper on top of each another and start to roll them up as tightly as possible from one end. When you reach around the middle, add the third strip and start rolling this one up as well.

Repeat with the fourth and fifth strip of packing paper. Fasten the end of the roll with transparent adhesive tape. Now you can carefully push out the inner layers of paper from below like an antenna.

Fold the green sugar paper in the middle and cut several palm leaves out of the folded paper.

Bend the leaves a little lengthwise and cut them with scissors, giving them a frayed edge.

Lastly, fix the leaves to the  trunk with some tape on the underside.

We hope you have a lot of fun creating.

What you need

ProductArticle no.Quantity
Noris® 965 Hobby scissors - Blistercard containing scissors with 17 cm blade 965 17 NBK 1

Additionally required:

For the ocean:

  • Watercolours
  • Flat egg crate
  • some sand (e.g. bird sand)

For the palm trees:

  • Scissors
  • brown wrapping paper
  • green clay paper
  • clear adhesive tape


  • DIN A4 paper for the boats

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