Get smart curated videos delivered to your inbox.   SUBSCRIBE
The Kid Should See This

How to make a popsicle stick and rubber band paddle boat

Watch more with these video collections:

Make a popsicle stick paddle boat that’s powered with a rubber band. This video from DaveHax demonstrates how cutting and gluing together some lollipop or popsicle sticks can make a simple paddle boat structure. Sand them with sanding paper if you want it to have an extra-fine finish.

popsicle sticks
elastic band
Add an elastic rubber band and keep twisting and twisting its attached paddle to see the boat take off in the water.

completed boat
There’s more DIY science and craft videos on this site, including soap-powered boats, how to make a Popsicle Stick Chain Reaction, and how to make Leonardo da Vinci’s self-supporting bridge.

This Webby award-winning video collection exists to help teachers, librarians, and families spark kid wonder and curiosity. TKSST features smarter, more meaningful content than what's usually served up by YouTube's algorithms, and amplifies the creators who make that content.

Curated, kid-friendly, independently-published. Support this mission by becoming a sustaining member today.

🌈 Watch these videos next...

How to Make the World’s Simplest Electric Toy Train

Rion Nakaya

How to extract iron from your breakfast cereal

Rion Nakaya

How to make a Bristlebot

Rion Nakaya

How to make a Popsicle Stick Chain Reaction

Rion Nakaya

Hot & Cold Water Science Experiment – HooplaKidzLab

Rion Nakaya

How to write invisible ink messages

Rion Nakaya

How to make bouncing eggs, an ExpeRimental activity

Rion Nakaya

How to build your own Wave Machine physics demo

Rion Nakaya

Inventing flan paletas: Experiments with La Newyorkina’s Fany Gerson

Rion Nakaya