Introduction: Paper Boat

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This a cool paper boat that can sail if your paper is waterproof or thich enough (but not to thick or you won't be able to fold it).

P.S This is my firt instructable so don't be nasty but any tips to make it better would be approved of

Step 1: Steps 1-7

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1. Get a square piece of paper and fold in half diagonally
2. Unfold and fold it diagonally again and unfold
3. Fold the four corners to the center of the paper (the middle of the X on your paper)
4. Fold the corner to the intersection you have made (see picture 4 and 5)
5. Do the same with the other 3 corners
6. Fold across the folds you made in step 3
7. Fold in half

Step 2: Steps 9-12

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8. Fold down the flaps (its had to explain so look at the pic 2 for a view from the side)
9. Fold down the triangles
10. A bit hard to explain so look at pic 4
11. Do the same with other side
12. Fold the tip down

Step 3: The Last Two Steps - the Flip and the Opener - Steps 13-14

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13. This step is quite hard to explain, look at the first pic to know where to put your two hands then flip it inside out ! Oh and pic 1 is a birds eye view
14. Open the two hoods and Bob's your uncle!

Step 4: Now Just Have Fun

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Just do what the title to this step says and just have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!


Phil B (author)2008-12-14

I have now posted 42 Instructables. A great thing about this site is that even if I post something dumb or make an error, readers are generally very kind and supportive. I think most of them are a bunch of DIY junkies who enjoy seeing what someone else did. I have posted on other sites where someone wanted to mark his territory by being sarcastic, but here that seldom happens. By the way, check out an Instructable I did a couple of days ago on an Alka Seltzer powered boat for the bathtub. It did not come up in the "Related" Instructables at the bottom of your page.

or_ford98 (author)Phil B2012-01-09

in 2 years youve made 158 more!!! wow.....

Phil B (author)or_ford982012-01-10

Yes. However, most of those 158 are projects developed in past decades, but made into Instructables very recently. A portion of them are new ideas and new projects. I go for weeks with no ideas for a new Instructable. Then an idea comes all of a sudden. Sometimes the new Instructable is received very well. Sometimes it attracts very little attention, even though it solves a real problem and would save a fair amount of money for anyone making use of it.

swizzle (author)Phil B2009-12-10

Where can I find paper big enough to fold a life sized canoe and paint it with plasti-dip a few times. I wonder if it would be usable as a real canoe. Swizzle

PixyMcCrafty (author)2011-09-12

Made this for my boat obsessed toddler, complete with deck and airplane. Nice instructable!

styax (author)2010-09-09

This is great i did this with a school project and got an A++ thanks so much for this it really helped.

xie1113 (author)styax2010-09-11

glad to be of help:)

jamiec53 (author)2009-10-01

its a sampan!!!!!!!!!!

zazukain (author)2009-08-21

This was Awesome. The instructions were easy to follow, the pictures were very helpful, and the finished product was great! 5/5!

RIV3RFr0G (author)2009-07-04

this is great fav

yerbah1 (author)2009-04-06

do u mean "its hard to explain?"

xie1113 (author)yerbah12009-06-06


stimky666 (author)2009-04-02

Argh, I can't seem to get the 'flip' in the last step.... I don't get it. Need more explanation please.

finfan7 (author)2008-12-24

A ways back a friend of mine and I were hanging out when the rain stopped outside so we grabbed a stack of paper and had a contest to see who could make it over the most little waterfalls in the wash at the end of the neighborhood.

Anton1995 (author)2008-12-15

I almost forget.. 4.0 stars

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