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Origami Boat

Origami Boat
Messiness: Low
Age Range: 5y - 9y
Estimated Time: <30 mins

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Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures. Learn how to fold these beautiful origami boats!

How We Did It

Origami Boat

Start with a rectangular piece of paper, colored side up (if you're using colored paper). If you're using origami paper, you will first need to cut ~1" from one edge to form a rectangle.

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Fold the paper in half to form a crease, and then open it.
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Fold the paper in half downwards.
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Bring the corners to the center crease.
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Fold the uppermost layer on the bottom up, then turn over and do the same on the back. Now you have a pirate hat!
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Push the corners of the pirate hat in toward each other to form a square. You'll need to tuck one edge of the paper border behind the other so you can flatten the square.
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Fold the bottom corner of the square up to the top, then turn over and do the same on the back.
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Take the edges of your triangle and bring them to the center to meet again, forming another square. Press the creases firmly to flatten.
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Gently pull the top corners outward. Pull it all the way flat and crease the folds.
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Then open your form out again, forming a boat.
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You may need to pull apart the folds a tiny bit on the bottom to form a more stable base for your boat to rest on.
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Ta-da! Your very own tiny boat!

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