Introduction: Paper Boat Instructions

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Here is a fun, quick and easy paper sail boat that can be made in no longer than 5 minutes.

Step 1: Materials

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Get one piece of a simple sheet of paper. It can be out of a notebook or even just regular printer paper.

Colors to draw stuff with.

Step 2: Decorate Both Sides of the Paper

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With your colors create any design you wish to draw on both sides of the paper

Step 3: Fold the Paper in Half

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Make a Horizontal fold.

Step 4: Fold in Corners

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Now that the paper is folded in half find the center of the half piece and fold in the two corners so that they are evenly folded. These corners should be from the side where it does not open.

Step 5: Flip Up the Open Side and Bend in the Corners.

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With the top corners folded in get the open side of the paper and fold them up, then bend in the corners.

Do this for both sides so it looks like the bottom picture.

Step 6: Open Up the Bottom of the Triangle and Fold in Half So the Two Corners Meet.

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The flaps that you should have folded have now created a triangle with a bottom side that can open.

Open up that bottom part of that triangle so you can see the inside of that triangle.

With the two corners that are opposite of each other bring those in so that they're touching and form a diamond shaped paper.

Step 7: Fold in the Open Flaps of the Diamond Up to Form Another Triangle.

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Get those opposite corners on the diamond you met up and fold those corners up on both sides to form another triangle that is sort of like the one before.

Just like the first triangle we had, open it up from the bottom so you can see the inside and meet those two opposite corners so that it creates a smaller diamond.

Step 8: Pull Open the Diamond.

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Place the diamond as shown in the picture so that looking at your diamond you see two triangles meeting at their base.

On those corners that are on the base of the triangle, one is able to open while the other can not.

Pull the corner that can open on both of these triangles so that it looks like the second picture.

Keep pulling those corners till you have what seems like a flat boat.

Step 9: Making the Boat Stand on Its Own.

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Finally you have what seems like a boat, but can't stand on its own.

Simply open up the bottom of the boat much like how we did with the triangles and the boat should be able to stand on its own.

Step 10: Set for Sail!

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Now place in any puddle of water wether it is a river, stream or even a bath tub and watch your boat sail.

Comments

Swansong (author)2016-10-14

Very cute :)

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