Molly has been telling me about the free Home Depot workshops for years and we finally went to one. Axel had a blast building a toy ship.
Step One: hammer the nails.(PS. One important lesson learned: remember to keep looking at the hammer and nail while you work, even though there is a cool forklift machine operating in the background restocking the lumber.)
Step Two: apply generous amounts of paint to the ships masts
Step Three: Assemble the sails, and then, set sail into the open waters!