I saw this idea last year, and it's been patiently waiting on my to do list for a while. It's a cute idea to fill up with candy and use as a place setting for the kids. I did it a little different. though.
I wanted something else to make the sail "pop" and thought I remembered a red insignia on the pilgrims' boats. But when I looked up pics of the Mayflower, the sails were plain white. Then I looked up The Nina, The Pinta, and The Santa Maria, and found what I was looking for. So I guess my boat isn't a "Mayflower" technically, but my son loves it.
I just want to try and figure out a way to make the mast stay up without candy in it as a place setting so that he can use it as a toy.