You Will Need ...
  1. Glue Gun, white glue or a glue stick

  2. Scissors

  3. Sharpie Pen

  4. Ruler

  5. Cutting Surface

  6. Plastic Cup

  7. Construction Paper (Yellow, Orange)

  8. Tissue Paper (Orange)

  9. Candy Filling

  10. Wooden Skewer

  11. Cardboard Coffee Cup Sleeve

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Step 1: 

Open your coffee sleeve at the seam and turn it inside out (A) Glue it back together (B). This will make your boat.

Step 2: 

To give the sleeve more of a boat shape, make a shallow arch cut along the top edge(A). Place your plastic cup inside the sleeve. (B) Mark where the top of the sleeve is on the cup.

Step 3: 

Cut about an inch lower than your mark. (Tip: Follow the ridges for a clean cut)

Step 4: 

Flip the cup over and poke a hole in the center of the bottom of the cup with your skewer. (Careful, this is sharp!) (Tip: Once the hole is made, you can make it a bit larger with your scissors)

Step 5: 

Flip the cup back over, place it in the center of the sleeve and glue it in place. 

Step 6: 

(A) Squeeze the sleeve so it is secure (B) Fill the space around the cup with tissue paper (C) Poke your skewer through the paper and down through the hold in the cup (D) Cut two small triangles out of the construction paper

Step 7: 

Trim your the skewer to the length you prefer.

Step 8: 

To make the name card, fold your large piece of construction paper in half.  Cut two small slits about a 1/4 inch long at the fold.

Step 9: 

Write the name of your guest on the paper.

Step 10: 

Pop open the little holes you made in Step 8 and slide the name card over the mast.

Step 11: 

Place a tiny dot of glue on the skewer, and slide the paper over the glue.  You can make the "sail" look as if it has wind in it by pinching the top and placing a tiny drop of glue on the skewer to hold it in place.

Step 12: 

You can add additional sails by repeating steps 8-11.

Step 13: 

Use the small triangles you cut earlier as a flag.  They can be glued to the top of your "mast".

Step 14: 

Lastly, its time for the best part- TREATS! You can use almonds, nuts, candyballs, really anything you'd like. Fill the boat up to the top.

Step 15: 

Bon Voyage and Happy Thanksgiving!

Age: 
Preschool
School-age
Tween
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Adult
Senior
Basic: 
Holiday
Holiday: 
Thanksgiving
Recycled: 
Paper
Plastic
Cans, bottles & containers
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