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Make a boat that floats

Try your hand at building a boat that actually floats! Southend has been a boating community for fishing since the 14th century! You could create a boat from any materials as long as it floats, race your friends and family to see who has the best boat and which ones are sinkers! Be creative and ambitious – how about trying to make a raft?

Where to start

Follow along with this easy step by step of how to create a paper boat that actually floats, Boat tutorial.

Think about all the materials that you have at home – could you make a boat from recycled material?

What about a boat that you can sit in? How would you need to scale this up? Or join a club to help you, like Southend Sea Cadets.

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