We tested the boats in a wrapping paper storage box on the floor surrounded by tons of towels! We made a tin foil ramp for the boats too. When it was time to be done I just put the lid on the water and it was out of site. Convenient!
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I pulled out my Lego box and we made spaceships while the boys arrived for the next den meeting. Then we made paper airplanes.
The last den meeting we played the Stacking Logs game out of the den leader guide and built balloon cars. I tried many rubberband cars, none worked, so balloon cars it was. I found the one from here worked well: Wiki How to make a Balloon Car. I liked the tip about lightweight cardboard. I punched the holes in the wheels in advance and precut the cardboard. The boys measured and cut the kabobs, and straws and taped things with very close supervision. We used posterboard and cracker boxes. Making cars was difficult. We let the boys build Lego cars and then we helped just two at a time build their cars. If we had tried to build all the cars at once (we have four boys) it would have been crazy! We have two special needs boys who were afraid to blow up their balloons. We found that pre-stretching them and then stretching them while the boy blew helped every scout be able to blow up their own balloon. They were very pleased with themselves! Maybe you could have the boys watch Disney Cars or Mater's Tall Tales or something while they wait for their turn to make a car if you don't have a gazillion Legos for the boys to keep busy with.