Learn How to Make a Cute Origami Sail Boat!

  • 01 of 06

    Learn How to Make a Cute Origami Sail Boat!

    Origami Boat Tutorial
    Chrissy Pk

    This is a very simple traditional origami model, the origami sail boat makes a sweet little decoration perfect as decor at a kids party, because they stand up, make great table place cards or, folded flat, use as a card embellishment! 

    You could also attach a long thread and use as a garland, hanging display or baby mobile, there are so many possibilities with this easy to remember origami model.

    This project requires just one piece of square paper, it works best with origami paper that has a...MORE design or colour that is different on each side.

    You can use slightly thicker - like the craft paper used in the tutorial, which has a blue and a white side and is 15 x 15 cm.

    If you're new to origami this is the perfect model to start with and would be great as an origami project for kids!

    You could put these little boats in envelopes as a cute card, learn how to make some traditional origami envelopes, here.

    Get some free printable origami paper to printout over at papercrystal.com.

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  • 02 of 06

    Origami Sail Boat Tutorial Step 1

    Origami Boat Tutorial
    Chrissy Pk

    Firstly, have your paper 'boat' side up, so if you want your sails to be white, have the colour side facing up.

    Now fold the paper diagonally. Bring the bottom corner of the paper up to the top and unfold, next fold the right corner over to the left and unfold.

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  • 03 of 06

    Origami Sail Boat Tutorial Step 2

    Origami Boat Tutorial
    Chrissy Pk

    Now you will need to turn the paper over to the other side and rotate it as shown.

    Fold the paper in half - right to left - unfold. Bottom to top ad unfold.

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  • 04 of 06

    Origami Sail Boat Tutorial Step 3

    Origami Boat Tutorial
    Chrissy Pk

    Making sure the paper is still white side up, fold the top and bottom corners to the central crease.

    Bring the left and right corners inwards together to the top and then collapse the model as shown.

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  • 05 of 06

    Origami Sail Boat Tutorial Step 4

    Origami Boat Tutorial
    Chrissy Pk

    Fold the left sail down to the bottom, and then fold it back up - but leaving about a centimetre overlap behind as shown.

    Tuck the overlap into the pocket of the boat by gently opening it.

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  • 06 of 06

    Origami Sail Boat Tutorial Final Step

    Origami Boat Tutorial
    Chrissy Pk

    Turn the boat over and fold the bottom corner up to the center, this will be the stand.

    Turn the model back over to the other side and you're finished!

    If you want the boat to be flat, you could use a little bit of glue or double sided tape to stick it down.

    Remember that origami takes practice, take your time and fold as precisely as possible, and you will get a better result.

    If your more advanced with origami, you could also unfold the whole thing and reverse squash fold the bottom...MORE 'stand', and it would have an internal pocket.

    For more origami boats, check out the Traditional Floaty Origami Boat Tutorial.