These paper boats are such a fun kids craft and a great introduction to origami for kids!
Active Time5 minutesmins
Total Time5 minutesmins
Yield: 1paper boat
Author: Debbie Chapman
1pieceletter sized paper (8.5 x 11)any colour
Fold a piece of letter sized paper in half lengthwise, then open it up again.
Next, fold it width-wise, and rotate the paper so the fold is at the top.
Take each of the top corners and fold them downwards so that the edges line up with the center fold.
Take one layer of the bottom flap and fold it upwards.
Flip the folded paper over. There should be two little flaps showing behind the triangle shape. Fold those flaps over on a diagonal.
Take the remaining bottom flap and fold it upwards.
Pick up the folded paper and place your thumbs into the opening at the bottom. Slowly pull your thumbs apart from one another, pulling the paper apart as you go. When you finish pulling, the paper should be flat.
Run your fingers along all of the folds, pressing to make sure it's completely flat and all the edges are folded.
Pick up the folded piece of paper. At the top point, pull apart the 2 sides of folded paper. As you pull it apart, it should open up into the shape of a boat.
Adjust the paper if needed to make sure it's boat-shaped, then pinch along the bottom edges to make a fold on each side.