How to Make an Origami Boat

Pages: 2 (252 words) / Published: Aug 19th, 2013
* Fold the paper (or the 1/2 sheet of newspaper) in half | | * Fold down each side to make triangles | | * At the bottom fold the top strip upward on the red line. | | * Fold the two small triangles on the left and on the right backwards to make them disappear. | | * Turn the paper over and fold the other lower strip upwards. You have formed the well known paper hat. (if you're finding the origami too challenging with a group of kids, you can always just stop here and wear your hats as sailor hats!!) | | If you're feeling brave enough to continue on to make a boat: * Turn the hat 90 degrees and open it so you're looking inside the part you would wear on your head. The thumbs must be inside. | | * Lay the upper and the lower parts on each other so it looks like a diamond (see the image to the right). | | * Fold the lower front triangle upwards on the red line. | | so it looks like: | | * Turn the paper over and fold the other triangle up. It basically looks like the hat without the brim this time | | * Open the hat again and put the upper part on the lower one to make a diamond shape again | | * Pull the upper corners of the triangles in direction of the arrows. As you pull these corners you'll see the boat forming before your eyes. | | * Stretch the boat both to the right and left, and then separate it slightly from underneath so it can float. | | |

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