Let's be honest here, as cool as they are, ships in bottles are likely a bit much for kids to make (they're a bit much for a lot of grown ups to make too!). But a ship in a balloon is a snap (er, if you can find clear balloons) and it's just as neat!)
You will need a clear balloon (try craft stores or balloon/party stores) and a small toy ship.
There is no template for this craft.
- Shove the toy ship through the opening of the balloon (this is
going to require some adult assistance. If you are doing this for a group of
children, you can pre-do this step)
- Put about 1 cup to 2 cups of water (depending on the size of
your balloon) into the balloon (you might want to use a funnel... You can make one by
making a cone out of paper).
- Blow up the balloon and knot it. Set your balloon on a
holder (margarine or yogurt containers work well depending on the size of the balloon).
- You can paint your holder for a nicer look or cover it with construction paper.