One year, he actually made a pretty decent boat out of an empty can of Cheez Whiz, sticks, and string. Seriously.
Over the weekend, I made my first attempt at creating a boat from a small piece of wood, some sticks, rope, and a plastic lunch bag.
One of my children named the boat "Saily." And yes, Saily did actually sail! The rocks are "passengers."
The first time out, a big wave from the high tide coming in at Salisbury Beach crashed it over. I then grabbed the boat, fixed the plastic sail, and launched it again, only this time, a bit deeper into the ocean.
However, my kids didn't want it to sail away, so after a bit of time, I went back out into the ocean and got it out. Not bad for a first try. :-)
There are more photos after on the other page.