Children will have fun putting together this easy ship display to introduce Christopher Columbus' famous expedition.
Columbus Day is observed the second Monday in October.
The craft can also be adapted for The Mayflower that transported the Pilgrims from Plymouth, England, to Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620.
- white paper, preferably card stock or stiff paper
- coloring tools
- glue stick
- toilet paper tube
- Print template.
- Color the template.
- Cut out on solid lines.
- Fold on the dotted line.
- Paste the ship behind the ocean wave.
- Tape or glue a paper tube behind display.
- Close template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero (minimum) if you have trouble fitting the template on one page or review Print Help.
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