7 Easy Steps to Make a Classic Paper Boat

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7 Easy Steps to Make a Classic Paper Boat

Introduction:

There are many ways to make origami of a boat. One way to make a paper boat is through a rectangular piece of paper. In this guide, there will be just eight steps with clear pictures that will show you how to make one.

This paper boat origami is a short and simple version. Other versions are more beautiful but also more complicated. So, if you are just dipping your feet in the wonderful art of origami then this origami boat is a good start. Also, you could draw on your origami boat after you have finished it.

Have fun!

Step 1

Create the rectangular base of the paper boat

How to fold a Paper Boat - Step 01

You need to start with a rectangular piece of origami paper to make this boat. Better to use a paper that has different sides from each other. Lay it on a flat surface and fold it vertically in half. Follow along the dashed line as shown. Crease the paper well and unfold.

How to fold a Paper Boat - Step 02

The second step is to fold the top side to the bottom side.

How to fold a Paper Boat - Step 03

Bring the left and right top corners to the middle crease made in the first step.

Step 2

Shape the paper into a hat

How to fold a Paper Boat - Step 04

Fold the outermost layer upwards along the dashed lines as shown. Do the same on the backside of the origami paper as well.

How to fold a Paper Boat - Step 05

It should now look like a hat! Connect the two bottom left and right corners. They should meet in the middle.

How to fold a Paper Boat - Step 06

The origami paper should now look like a diamond when viewed from the side. Fold the outermost layer upwards along the dashed lines as shown. Do the same on the back side.

Step 3

Pull it apart to make an origami boat

How to fold a Paper Boat - Step 07

The origami paper should now look like a triangle! Gently pull apart the top and bottom layers in opposite directions.

Do not pull from the top corners of the front and back, pull them from the bottom edges

How to fold a Paper Boat - Step 08

The origami paper will naturally form into a diamond once pulled apart. Lastly, gently pull apart the top parts of the model outwards, making a boat shape.

How to fold a Paper Boat - Finish

Your paper boat is done! What’s great about this origami is that it is able to float in the water like an actual boat.

Extra Tips

  • Love boats? We have many kinds of origami boat tutorials on our website! Do check them out. Don't forget to tell us what's your favorite boat origami tutorial!
  • Any origami paper will do! But if you're in a pinch, letter or A4 size bond paper works nicely too!
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