Paper boat

How to Make a Paper Boat

We get tons of queries about how to make a paper boat. So this blog post is dedicated to teaching you how to make a boat out of paper. Following our simple step-by-step guide, you will have a floating paper boat in a flash.

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In folding a paper boat you will make a step in Origami technique; a creative and innovative world of paper formatting. Origami is the Japanese name for the art of paper folding, and it has now become a beloved art form for people around the world. Origami has a history; the first use of the word “Origami” in Japan was not for our familiar recreational paper folding, but certificates. In Japan, there is an expression, Origami Tsuki, meaning “certified” or “guaranteed”.

The phrase stems from an ancient custom of folding certain special documents – such as diplomas for Tea Ceremony masters, or masters of swordsmanship – in such a way as to prevent unauthorized copies from being made. However, nowadays origami represents a creative way of spending time and a hobby for both adults and children.

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How to Make a Paper Boat Step by Step

  • Start from a rectangle. Fold in half.
Paperboat instructions - Step 1
Step 1
  • Fold in half again and unfold.
Paperboat instructions - Step 2
Step 2
  • Fold to the center.
Paper boat instructions - Step 3
Step 3
  • Fold the overlapping strip upwards.
Paper boat instructions - Step 4
Step 4
  • Fold corners backwards. Turn over.
Paper boat instructions - Step 5
Step 5
  • Fold strip upwards.
Paper boat instructions - Step 6
Step 6
  • Open.
Paper boat instructions - Step 7
Step 7
  • Fold triangle upwards. Repeat behind.
Paper boat instructions - Step 8
Step 8
  • Open (like in the steps 7 and 8).
Paper boat instructions - Step 9
Step 9
  • Take upper corners and stretch out.
Paper boat instructions - Step 10
Step 10
  • Your boat is finished.
Paper boat instructions - Step 11
Step 11

Now that we’ve taught how to make a paper boat, you’re ready to charter a yacht and enjoy some true sailing on a real boat. We hope you found these instructions useful. We would love to see your own made paper boats in the comments.

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