DIY Paper Boat Origami

We have been doing a lot of crafts at the house lately. One of my sons really loves to create origami art. He’s a gifted artist and has spent hours learning how to create beautiful pieces of folded paper art. He can make stunning paper cranes and dip dyes them. My boy has even made folded paper fish! I am not as gifted as he is, so we decided to make paper boats and see if they would float int the pool. Our DIY Paper Boat Origami project was fun and easy to make. Plus, this fun activity can be used for a science project!

DIY Paper Boat Origami

DIY Paper Boat Origami

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Supplies:

  • 1 piece of construction paper.
  • Optional – Scissors.

This project literally requires the bare minimum supplies. Plus, it can be done by kids of all ages with little or no parental supervision.

First, fold the paper in half, from top to bottom.

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Then, fold the seamed corners to the middle. This will create a triangle top on the paper.

Now, fold the bottom flaps of the paper up over the triangle on both sides.

Then, open the triangle and fold it into a diamond shape.

Finally, open the diamond into a boat shape. This step took me a little while to get right, but my boys were able to get it right away.

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We took our boats outside and timed them floating with the current of the pool pump. Each of our boats made it around the pool once before they were too water logged to float anymore.

That’s it! I hope this Paper Boat Project inspired you to get back in touch with your inner child and make a paper boat. Maybe you can have a paper boat race in the pool, or neighborhood pond too!

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