Recycling wine corks can be lots of fun and a simple summer craft or game for children.
Make a Boat:
You will need: Corks, popsicle stick, tape (electrical), hot glue, some form of fabric, plastic or foam to make sail.
Before you involve the children hot glue several wine corks together and allow to cool. Then with the children, design a triangle shape foam or plastic sheet. The size is up to you depending on the size of the boat. Use the tape to adhere to popsicle stick. Push in between cork. Or, you can glue popsicle stick in with corks prior to activity. Now the fun begins, use the boat in a river, pool or bath tub!
The most simple activity is to bring the wine corks into the pool to play the old game of dibble-dabble. All players are standing on the side of the pool and the “dabbler” swims to the bottom of the pool with the cork and leaves it on the bottom of the pool. When the dabbler is up they yell go. All the other players may jump in the pool and the first to come up with the cork says dibble dabble. It is now that persons turn to swim to the bottom. A simple game that keeps a group of children having fun in the pool!