tweetkids workshop: nautical adventure

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Navigating waves with unusual materials.

These are our beautiful little sailing ships made from a 50 cent piece, wine cork, 2 toothpicks, and coloured paper triangles (for the sails). And here is the first verse of the traditional Christmas song:

I saw three ships come sailing in
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day;
I saw three ships come sailing in
On Christmas Day in the morning.

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We made lots more sailing ships and did some serious testing in the bathtub. The 50 cent piece creates a perfect stem on which the wine cork balances and floats.

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Ps. If you fancy making a cork sailing ship you will also need a good cutting knife to slot the 50 cent into the cork!

Ship Ahoy Captain!

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