When life gets crazy and you find yourself overwhelmed, I have a great way to help ease your mind. Stop cleaning. Stop worrying about the bills. Stop surfing Pinterest. Stop fighting. Stop watching TV. It’s time to make a sail boat.
And not just any sail boat— the cutest one in the world. Seriously.
Jen over at Northeast of Eden came up with this adorable idea and I am in love. So in love, we are getting ready to have our own boat parade here at Family Sponge. Excited? You should be. This craft could be done with your kids, or without. Honestly, I am kinda looking forward to building my boat when the kids go to bed. When the house is still and I can breath easily and think clearly. So get ready to enter the boat parade!
Join the Family Sponge boat parade!
- hot glue
- a popsicle stick
- a toothpick
- scrap paper
First, break a popsicle stick into thirds. Use the two rounded end pieces for the base of the boat. Next, bend the toothpick into a 90 degree angle. Hot glue it to your base and then top it off with the middle popsicle stick remnant. Cut out a square of pretty paper and thread it onto the toothpick for a sail. Ta-da! That’s it! And yes, it actually floats.
So please, do this for yourself. Do this for your kids. Do this for your spouse. Step away from the stress that creates a fog for all of us and make a cute little boat. You can add some flair to it or keep it simple. Use your imagination— do what feels right to you. I promise you— the simple things in life really can lift the fog and help you see clearly. Happy sailing!
Join the boat parade!
Take a picture of your fabulous boat and email me at jen (at) familysponge.com. Make sure to include your name and website (if you have one). I will compile all the images and feature them on Family Sponge on May 25. This gives you two weeks to slow down, stop stressing and have some fun.
For detailed instructions on making this sweet sail boat, head over to Northeast of Eden.