Paper Skateboards

These super cool paper skateboards will get even the most reluctant boy excited about art. They also make fantastic greetings cards for the boys in your life - simply stick them to a folded piece of card!

Paper Skateboards

Project Info

Difficulty Easy
Duration Under 15 minutes
Age 5+
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  • Card (to make the wheels)
  • Hot Glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Watercolor paint
  • Watercolor paper


    1. Cut a skateboard shape about 2" long from a piece of watercolor paper
    2. Paint a design onto your skateboard using watercolor paints.
    3. Leave to dry. When nearly dry wrap each end of the skateboard around a pencil tightly - this will cause the paper to bend up slightly forming the curve of the board.
    4. Cut a 4 thin strips of card around 1/4 inch wide and 3 to 4 inches long. Tightly roll each strip to make a wheel, securing at the end with a dab of hot glue.
    5. Hot Glue each wheel to the skateboard.


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    Useful supplies

    Crayola 24 Ct Washable Watercolors Easy to Clean Up, 24 Bright Washable Watercolor Paints, 1 Paintbrush, Ages 3+
    $4.72 Buy on Amazon
    Strathmore 360-9 300 Series Watercolor Pad, Cold Press, 9"x12" Wire Bound, 12 Sheets
    $5.02 Buy on Amazon
    PAPER COMPANY Cardstock Super Value Pack Asst, 8-1/2-Inch-by-11-Inch 200-Pack, Assorted, 18 Colors
    Stanley GR20K Trigger Feed Hot Melt Glue Gun Kit

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