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Father’s Day is coming up in a few weeks, and I thought this craft would be the perfect accent for any celebration having to do with Dad. These cute boats could be used on the front of a greeting card, as a mini sculpture or even as hanging home decor.

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Materials you will need:

– assorted newspaper and tissue paper scraps
– paper wrapped wire (can be found in the floral isle of the craft store)
– clear liquid glue
– small pair of scissors
– stickers

Step 1: Floral wire should be very pliable and easy to mold. I used green paper covered wire, but it is also available in white or an assortment of other colors. Create a triangle shape for the sail as pictured, and a small half circle for the boat.

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Step 2: Apply a generous amount of glue to one side of each ship made of wire. Add a scrap of paper to the sail, and a contrasting piece to the bottom part. The lighter the paper the better, otherwise it will not stick very easily.

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Step 3: Allow the ships to dry completely. They will turn into a big mess if you trim them before they are ready!

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Step 4: Trim around the paper carefully with small scissors and the ‘ship’ shape will emerge.

Step 5: Decorate with small stickers to add more character to your sailboats, then proudly display them!

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Ashley Lucas {aka Lady Lucas} is a craft designer and illustrator specializing in adorable characters. Visit her Etsy Shop for printable coloring books and pages, and don’t forget to join the Lady Lucas Club so you don’t miss out on free downloads and ideas sent out every four weeks! Lady Lucas on social media: @LadyLucasArt

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