This is a Viking long boat that AJ made for her homework this week. We picked up the instructions and templates here. At 10 years old, she was able to follow the instructions and do it pretty much by herself.
I sometimes think it is tough on my children as everyone wants to join in with this type of project. The other two children stood around dropping big hints that they wanted to make one. The parents hung around and wanted to suggest modifications, but the project had to be hers. She did allow us to make some suggestions. (I did help with some of the cutting out. I think it was to keep me from interfering anymore.)
We suggested using a fabric sail and wooden skewers for the sail, so that the sail could be lowered and pulled up again. Continue reading