Air Boat

This was where it started - a hot day, a paddling pool, fans and empty bottles lying around... We thought a fan-propelled "air-boat" might divert the youngsters for a while, and it did.

Pic of boats

The fan is held by rubber bands wrapped round pieces of kebab stick pushed through some polystyrene packaging. The rest is held together by double-sided sticky tape and sticky foam pads. It is quite satisfying watching one of these sailing around the paddling pool under its own steam.

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