Make a Paper Boat Origami Boat Instructions and Diagram

Origami BoatFollow the steps below to make this Origami paper Boat.
Difficulty: Medium

If you've always wanted to play with boats in the tub, but your parents wouldn't get one for you, don't worry. I will show you how to make an origami boat out of paper, and yes it floats...for a little bit, but it's still fun nonetheless. However, I heard that if you color the bottom of the boat with crayon, then it will float longer. Just be careful not to splash too much water on it!

Before we get into how to make an origami boat, let us first discuss where this paper folding originated and where it first appeared. If you're interested in the history of paper folding, continue reading to learn the fundamentals of origami.

Research studies say that origami was first invented about a thousand years ago by the Japanese, but its roots may well be in China. The term refers to the craft of paper folding. The word "origami" is an inclusive term for the folding process of paper. "Ori" means "folding," and "gami" means "paper." The objective of origami is to transform a flat square sheet of paper into a fully completed piece of art through folding techniques and cutting methods.

How to Make a Paper Boat Float Longer?

If you're ready to make your paper boat origami, keep these tips in mind to ensure it will last a long time on the water. The most common is that if you color the bottom of the origami boat with crayons, it will float longer but not long enough to reach the finish line. Some people also say that to make the boat last longer when it is on water, try using foil paper or grease-proof paper.

How to Make a Paper Boat?

The origami boat is actually very simple to make. All you need is a rectangular piece of paper, so any 8.5x11 copy or lined paper will do. Then follow the instructions and pictures carefully and you'll be able to make your own origami boat that floats.

With the help of this simple step-by-step lesson, you can quickly and easily create the most well-known origami paper boat.

Step 1 Step 1: Start with an 8.5x11 sheet of rectangular paper.
Step 2Step 2-2 Step 2: Fold the paper in half left to right, then unfold.
Step 3 Step 3: Fold in half again, this time folding top to bottom.
Step 4 Step 4: Fold the upper left and right corners to the middle.
Step 5 Step 5: Fold the bottom strip up.
Step 6 Step 6: Do the same to the strip on the other side.
Step 7Step 7-2Step 7-3 Step 7: Open up the paper all the way to collapse it into a diamond shaped figure.        

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