DIY Cardboard Ships to Sail the Seas

Ikat Bag

Everyone knows cardboard DIY projects are at the top of the stylish crafter's list of favorite projects. I have quite a collection gathered on Pinterest, just waiting for the right moment and the right box. These cardboard ships are a perfect rainy afternoon activity!

Created by Lorraine "LiEr" Teigland of Ikat Bag, these cardboard ships were inspired by reading The Chronicles of Narnia with her kids. Just grab some cardboard, a hot glue gun, and let your kids customize with crayons, markers, etc. I think the project is brilliant in its simplicity - but manages to look just like a ship should look. 

Head over to Ikat Bag for the full tutorial, and you can download the ship's patterns, too.

(Images: Ikat Bag)

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Mari Richards is a product designer, shiny object addict, writer, and professor. With 400+ designs and 30+ industry awards, she is a freelance designer and design blogger at She is also a contributor at and