This origami boat figure tells a story of a boy traveling on a boat while you fold it. This is the end figure but from start to finish there are 4 different figures this fold makes.
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Step 1: Cootie Catcher Base
Fold a cootie catcher base. Start with square piece of paper and fold all the corners to the middle.
Step 2: Fold the Side Edges to the Middle
Fold the side edges to the middle
Step 3: Accordian Fold the Rectangle
Accordion fold the rectangle. Make sure the side with the "flaps" is facing towards you.
Step 4: Pull Out a Corner Flap
Pull out a corner flap and crease along the inner uncreased edge
Step 5: Now We Start the Story
Repeat step 4 for all four corners. Now we can start telling the story.
There is a small island boy and he goes out fishing one day in his boat. A fine two hulled boat he and his father made. (make some floaty motions with the boat)
Step 6: Making a Box
So look inside the one of the hulls of your boat and there will be one of those corners you folded to the middle in step 1.
We are now making a "box" for our story.
Step 7: The Tackle Box
So the boy sailed far out to sea and started fishing. He opened a tackle box he had made himself. The sky became dark and the boy in his small boat was lost at sea and washed up on a strange shore at the gate of a great city.
Step 8: Folding the Gate to the City
Now fold the gate to the city figure. Close the box back up flat and then do the following steps. fff
Step 9: The Kings Gift.
Story: The boy was taken by guards to see the king of the city. The boy being polite knew that he should give a gift to a king but having nothing else of his own gave the king his tackle box. The king was so touched by the boys gift that he gave the boy a fine ship with a sail that would take him home.