AHOY! We’re excited to partner with Sassy Mama Hong Kong and Singapore to put together monthly D.I.Y. craft tutorials for parents and kids to do at home. For our first entry, we thought it would be timely to do a nautical-themed piece given ‘Junk Boat’ season is right around the corner for us Hong Kongers. This is a very simple Rice Krispies D.I.Y. craft that you can do with your children rain or shine. Jump on board and try it with us!
What You Need (To make the Rice Krispies Boat):
- 3 Tablespoons of butter or margarine
- 1 package (about 40) regular marshmallows
- 6 cups of Kellog’s Rice Krispies cereal
- Olive Oil to mold the Krispies with
What To Do (To make the Rice Krispies Boat):
1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until melted. Add Rice Krispies and keep stirring until they are mixed in evenly with the the marshmallows and butter.
2. Glaze your hand with a little bit of olive oil and take a handful of Rice Krispies. The olive oil will prevent your Rice Krispies from sticking to your fingers.
3. Mold the Rice Krispies into the shape of a boat and pack the boat evenly with your thumb so that it has a nice and full shape. The length of your boat should run about 5″ long.
4. Use both hands to mold the ends of the boat as seen in photo 4.
5. Lift both ends of the boat as seen in photo 5.
6. Voila – and there you have the base of your sail boat.
What You Need (To Decorate Your Rice Krispies Sail Boat):
- Nautical themed paper
- Embroidery string
- Ice Pick
- Old Picture Frame (8″x 10″)
- Pocky sticks
- Goldfish Grahams
- Life Savers Hard Candy
- Ground Almond
What To Do (To Decorate the Rice Krispies Sail Boat):
1. Prepare all your materials on a flat surface. We recommend using wax paper as your base to prevent your Rice Krispies boat from sticking to your table.
2. Prepare the following ingredients for decoration: Pocky sticks, Goldfish Grahams, Life Savers Hard Candy and ground almond.
3. Cut about 6″ of Embroidery string and thread 3 colored Life Savers onto your string.
4. Once completed, you can hang the Life Savers along the hull of your sail boat as per photo 4.
5. Using an ice pick or chopstick, slowly drill a hole into the middle of your Rice Krispies sail boat.
6. Take a Pocky stick and insert into the hole. This will become the mast of your sail boat. Pat neatly around the hole of the boat to patch up any empty spaces. Ensure that your “mast” is secure.
7. To make your main sail and jib, cut 2 sets of triangles using two different patterned paper. The triangle for your main sail should be slightly larger than your jib. Once you’ve cut both sets of triangles, fold in half.
8. Take your main sail and jib and fold around both sides of the Pocky stick. To secure both flaps of the sails, use a piece of double-sided tape to keep the sails in tact. And now you’re ready to sail away with SweetP this summer!