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Gift present for kids: Classic Folded Paper Boats and Hats tutorial

Origami, Paper crafts  |  August 30th 2011  |  0 Comment

Folded Paper BoatHow To Fold A Paper Boat

Step 1: Take a letter sized piece of paper and fold in half vertically, namely fold the top half down over the bottom half. The fold should be at the top.

Paper Boat Steps 2,3,4
Step 2: Find the center point of your folded sheet by folding the left side over the right side on the center red line, and then unfold.
Step 3: Fold downward both triangles on the red line.
Step 4: Your paper should look like this

Paper Boat Steps 5,6,7
Step 5: Fold one layer of the bottom strip upwards on the red line
Step 6: Fold the two small triangles on the left and right to the back so they are not seen.
Step 7: Turn the paper over and fold the other strip up.

Paper Boat Steps 8.9,10
Step 8: Turn the hat 90 degrees and open it by placing thumbs inside and fold such the the bottom and top points come together.
Step 9: It should look like this.
Step 10: Fold the lower front triangle (one layer of paper only) up on the red line.

Paper Boat Steps 11.12.13
Step 11: Your paper should look like this.
Step 12: Turn your paper over and fold up the other lower triangle. It should look like this.
Step 13: Turn 90 degrees and open the hat again by placing thumbs inside, and fold top point down onto bottom point.

Paper Boat Steps 14.15.16
Step 14: Pull the upper corners of the triangles in the direction of the arrows.
Step 15: Keep pulling gently as much as possible, and shape sides of boat with your fingers.
Step 16: Open the boat slightly from underneath so that it will float, and your done!
Many thanks to  www.mathematische-basteleien.de/paper_ship.htm  for the use of their drawings, which I then slightly altered, for this step by step guide.

Folded Paper Hat 2

Source: creativejewishmom.com