Build-a-Boat BoxiTot Kit


Did your child love making a boat at a Habitot Pop-Up? Now you can bring this activity home with you!

Our Build-a-Boat BoxiTot kit contains materials for your kids to design, build, test, redesign, and decorate their own boats. We love this activity because even in the midst of busy pop-up events, it tends toward quiet thought and careful construction.

Safety: CHOKING HAZARD for children under 8 yrs – kit contains small bolts. Kit also contains sharp items such as toothpicks and skewers.

Suggested Age: 4+

$44 includes tax and shipping

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What we’re learning & skills we’re building

  • Buoyancy – the ability of an object to float in water or air
  • Hypothesizing – guessing what will happen to each object based on what’s already known about it
  • Creative expression – making individual decisions about design and decoration
  • Fine motor skills – using the small muscles in the hands to draw, punch holes, place tape…


  • 2 sheets of printed maritime flags
  • 2 sheets of foam for sails
  • Pool noodles slices (3 half, 3 circular, 4 small segments)
  • Roll duct tape
  • 3 skewers
  • 3 straws
  • Toothpicks
  • Small length of string
  • A few bolts w holes
  • Child-safe scissors