Need something new for your pool? Ice boats will mix it up! By this point, I think the boys know our few pool toys inside out and backward. So, I made new ones!
Fill up a muffin tin or three with water. Cover the tins with foil and stick in toothpicks – the foil will hold them upright – then freeze. The hardest part for me was scooting things around so the tin could lay flat… Well, that and I discovered that I was out of toothpicks!
For flags, you could do anything – paper with tape and glue, labels, whatever you have. Originally I was going to have the boys decorate their own, but I was feeling unmotivated, so instead I grabbed a few address labels and colored over them with marker. When I brought out the frozen boats, I wrapped them around the toothpick and…voila!
They didn’t know the difference.
For added fun, I grabbed a personal fan at Target for 3 bucks, and Eric sailed them all over the pool.
I will save these for slightly cooler days next time, or make a lot more of them. In our 100+ degree heat, these were a lot of fun for about 4 minutes. But hey, it was good while it lasted!
What an excellent and simple, fun idea! Especially adding the fan to sail them around.
Can I just say you are such an amazing mom! I wish I had the creativity and patients you must have!!
Might I suggest bread pans or tupperware and popsicle stick masts to make bigger ones for hot days?
Sounds like fun.