Wind in My Sails

Wind in My Sails craft

Ahoy, mates! Capture the thrill of billowing sails on a breezy summer's day.

  • 1.

    Waterways used to be people's highways. Sailing boats carried freight and passengers, engaged in wars, and explored the world. Now in most countries, sailboats are used primarily for pleasure. Can you find places where people still work for their living on sail boats?

  • 2.

    Watch a sailboat on water, on video, or on TV. See how sailors balance the power of water and wind to control their sailboats. Imagine how it feels to be blown across the water by the wind!

  • 3.

    Sketch an outline of an exciting sailing scene with Crayola® Colored Pencils. Is the water calm or choppy? Are the skies sunny or cloudy? What kind of sailing boats do you see? What shapes and colors are their sails? Are the boats in a regatta or doing work?

  • 4.

    Cover your art area with newspaper. Use a Crayola Watercolor Paints and Brushes to fill your ship's sails and create a watery background. Dry.