Saturday, 29 June 2013

Workshops on the Wharf - Matariki: Navigation Boats

With the beautiful sunny day forecast the Workshop this week was perfect for the outdoors!  Ann and Sian did their amazing Workshop building cork navigation boats.  This workshop part of the Matariki festival celebrations of the Waterfront.

What you will need:

  • corks
  • skewers
  • chopsticks
  • paper 
  • toothpicks
Basically you make anything you want, so long as it stays upright.  Corks can be quite hard and toothpicks not strong enough, so an adult might need to help with them.  Decorate your sails and away you go!

Once complete you then test your navigation boat in the water and see how you go across the pond (or bath!). 

It's great fun!

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