There's nothing like sailing a boat to slow down the worries of the day.
Yesterday there was a little river of water down our driveway, so we made boats to ride its currents.
The mighty vessels were made of popsicle sticks and scrapbook paper for the sail. First, break a popsicle stick into thirds. The two rounded end pieces were the base of the boat.
Next you bend a tooth pick in half. Hot glue it to your base and then top it off with the middle popsicle stick remnant. Cut out a square of pretty paper and thread it onto the toothpick for a sail.
It actually floats. When the outdoor river dried up we made more boats to float indoors. I gave the kids pans of water and straws for them to blow like they were the wind. We had races. The boats didn't like this, because when kids get exicted- like when they're racing-- they tend to blow really hard and the waves get all tossy and turbulent and when the paper sail gets damp it's pretty much Titanic time. Or in other words, time for that idiot Rose to give up her chance on the lifeboat.