You cannot miss out on this Rocking Ship Craft for kids. It is a super fun ocean craft that is sure to catch the attention of your toddler as well as your kindergartener!
This Ship craft moves and sways, making it look like a real ship cruising over the waves. Fun and easy to make, it is one of the best ship craft ideas you will come across.
Rocking Paper Ship Craft
Moving paper boat craft is a great addition to easy summer paper crafts for kids. It can be made in under 15 minutes and is so simple that even toddlers can make it with little help.
This DIY ship craft makes for a fun moving paper toy for kids who are obsessed with the oceans and all things nautical. In case you are planning a nautical theme party, this moving ship craft is the perfect centerpiece.
Supplies for Moving Ship Craft
- Construction paper – blue and white
- Sharpies – black and red
How To Make Rocking Ship Craft
Time needed: 15 minutes
- Make the body of the boat
Use blue craft paper and cut out a circle. We used a circle of 11 cm in diameter. Fold the circle in half to make the body of the rocking ship craft.
- Cut a white rectangle
Cut out a rectangle from white construction paper or any other color paper of your choice and paste it halfway on the fold of the paper ship craft.
- Cut a blue rectangle
Next, cut a smaller rectangle from blue craft paper and paste it on the back of the white rectangle so that nearly half of it is visible from the front.
- Make the chimneys
To make the chimneys of the ship, cut out two white strips and paste them on the blue rectangle from the back.
- Make Portholes
Using a black sharpie or a felt-tip pen, make three portholes on the paper ship craft.
- Make a floating tube
Lastly to give character to your rocking ship craft, make a floating tube by cutting a circle from white craft paper. Fold it into half and cut out a smaller circle to make a doughnut shape.
Draw lines on the doughnut shape using a red sharpie to complete the floating tube and paste it on the body of the ship craft. Similarly, make a red stripe on each of the chimneys.
That’s it! Your rocking ship is ready to sail!
Give it a gentle push and watch your moving ship craft cruise. This is such a fun and easy ocean craft for kids that doubles up as a DIY moving paper toy for kids.
What’s more, there is plenty of opportunity for kids to use their own creativity while making this paper ship craft.