Paper Boats

No one is currently running a fever, though neither Dan nor I are exactly peppy.

K and her tinfoil and packing tape wrapped paper boat
K and her tinfoil and packing tape wrapped paper boat

I’ve been trying to start kitchen table school earlier-ish after turning off my computer so I will not be the distracto Mom. Also to get outside before sunset so we all stay healthy and chipper.

M and K sailing the paper boat off the foot bridge
M and K sailing the paper boat off the foot bridge

K has been developing paper boats.

Pulling up the (swamped) boat
Pulling up the (swamped) boat

I managed to protect the paper crafting/ art supply stash, but there are no newspapers in the apartment mailroom trash, because they have all become boats.

M about to launch the boat again
M about to launch the boat again

waterproofed with tinfoil, ziplocks, and packing tape.

M sailing the boat
M sailing the boat
K waving from the railing
K waving from the railing

Matt and Dan have been advising K on designs to try.

the dam on Mechanic's Pond
the dam on Mechanic’s Pond

The location of the strings for launching were tricky so the boat landed right side up, and yet did not go broadside into the current.

M watching his snowballs bounce off the waterfall
M watching his snowballs bounce off the waterfall

I told her that lifeboat launches from high ships had the same problem, but we quickly outdistanced my navel understanding.

The path at Mechanic's Pond
The path at Mechanic’s Pond

so K phoned her Daddad, who was in the merchant marine.

sun setting over mechanic's Pond outlet
sun setting over mechanic’s Pond outlet

We’ve also been walking at Mechanic’s Pond.

K sailing boat version 4, with string on a stick for better winding and winching
K sailing boat version 4, with string on a stick for better winding and winching
M watching boat #4
M watching boat #4
boat #4, with inflated zip lock bags and packing tape
boat #4, with inflated zip lock bags and packing tape

K launching boat #4
K launching boat #4

What are you working on this winter?

I'd love to know what you think!