“Little Drifters,” art boats made from natural materials

Energy & Sustainability
“Little Drifters,” art boats made from natural materials

MZ_MAKEcation_Badge2010.gifThis just showed up in our inbox moments ago, and man does it ever look like a fun and creative way to spend a lazy summer afternoon. And it’d make a perfect MAKEcation project! Booooooom, the Vancouver arts community and blog, headed up by Jeff Hamada, hosted this event at Trout Lake in Vancouver last month. The idea was to build little boats, exclusively out of found natural materials (leaves, twigs, flowers, grass, etc), put them in the lake, and watch them drift away. Love the variety in the designs.

If you decide to build and launch little drifters of your own, take some photos and upload them to the MAKE Flickr pool.

(More images after the jump and plenty more on the following links)


[Thanks, Lenny!]

Little Drifters / Vancouver (gallery on Booooooom)

Little Drifters set sail in Vancouver (article in Vancouver Sun)


Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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