Home Activity Fairy rafts

An eco-friendly activity for children (and adults). Something for outdoors when you are near any water or an inside activity after a day of foraging or perhaps just have lots of sticks and things around the house ūüôā

Essentially the idea is to forage for sticks, leaves, grass and anything natural to build a small raft suitable for a fairy that will float. Use grass or other natural fibres for any binding. A nice project to build up and share technical knowledge as well as giving rein to artistic and aesthetic talent.

Were you looking for instructions? A fun bit about this to explore building techniques. What looks nice, what works. Lots of physics and mechanics wrapped into this activity.

  • Why does it float?. (or even Why did it sink!)
  • Is it the wind or the water making it move?
  • Is the water moving faster, slower or the same in the middle of the stream to the water at the sides (fluid dynamics)
  • What other questions can they think of? and if you don’t know the answer it’s a good opportunity for something to research together later.

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