A few years ago, Eldest made a viking long boat as part of her history homework. I blogged about it. Judging by the number of hits that post gets, I think this homework has been set by a lot of teachers around the UK. Half-term, it was middle daughter’s turn.
She was thrilled. She remembered watching her sister make the boat last time and wanted to join in.
I suggested she used the same template.
Recently, she has been practising wood effect. This project was perfect to extend this technique. She painted and A4 sheet as wood and cut out planks, to stick to the boat.
I love how she made each shield different. She added three little sacks and oars. To make it slightly different from her sister’s, the sail is white this time. (OK, I couldn’t find any red and white striped fabric in my stash this time!)
The sail has a ring at the bottom, so it can be raised and lowered. Her father helped her with this part.
She is 10 and was able to do the whole project by herself, with just a little help with the sail. I printed out the instructions and she was happy to follow them by herself.
If you’ve found this post while researching your own boat making, good luck making yours. Have a look at Eldest’s boat as it has the link to the template.
I wonder if youngest will be making his own viking long boat, in a couple of years time?