More cardboard water vessels being made around since the Narnian ships aren’t big enough for real little girls. Sophie brought this box to me, asking for help because “my canoe isn’t pointy.” I’m in love with my hot glue gun (where was it all my life?!?) but needed to pull out the duct tape for this one too. Mom thought the canoe would look great with red tape all around the top edge too; but Child disagreed. Also disagreed that it needed further adornment of any kind, other than 3 stickers!
I also made her a paddle (but should’ve made it with the corrugation running lengthwise so it wouldn’t bend and be so floppy) and a seat. To lend support to the seat, I cut off the long flaps of the box, then we folded them back and forth, and I glued them in place, with the seat glued on top. Strong enough now to hold even my weight.
Here’s Lucy going for a paddle on the “Turn River” which, according to Heidi, is near the Grand Canyon.
I’m sure I have a bigger box in the garage somewhere… but they like the small one, just the way it is.