Designing Penny Boats 

Designing Penny Boats

As we practice social distancing, SAMLARC would like to invite you to connect with the community virtually through our daily activities!

Designing a penny boat is a great one for encouraging creativity! With simple aluminum foil pieces, design a boat with your child and see how many pennies it can hold before it sinks!



Roll of aluminum foil


Bucket or tub of water




Directions: 1. Plan - Draw what you want your boat to look like! 2. Design- Use a length of aluminum foil to create the boat. Don’t forget to name it! 3. Test - Does the boat float? Place a penny in it. Still afloat? Add another, and keep adding. Keep count of how much it can hold before it sinks!

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