Traditional Origami Ship Tutorial

  • 01 of 07

    Traditional Origami Ship Tutorial

    Origami Ship Tutorial
    Chrissy Pk

    This Traditional Origami Ship is pretty easy to make, you only need one sheet of square paper for this one.

    This nifty little ship would look great on a birthday card for a little boy, or it could be used as a cake topper if stuck on a toothpick.

    I have drawn on some simple circles that look like port holes, you could add some rigging, anchor and a lifebuoy!

    If you're new to origami this might be a bit tricky, if so have a look at How to make an Origami Sail Boat!

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  • 02 of 07

    Traditional Origami Ship Tutorial - Step 1

    Origami Ship Tutorial
    Chrissy Pk

    Start with your paper white side up.

    1. Fold your paper in half and unfold.

    2. Fold the right edge to the center crease.

    3. Fold the left edge to the center crease.

    4. (This is called an origami cupboard base)

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  • 03 of 07

    Traditional Origami Ship Tutorial - Step 2

    Origami Ship Tutorial
    Chrissy Pk

    5. Fold the bottom edge up to the top.

    6. Unfold the previous step.

    7. Fold the bottom edge to the center crease you just created.

    8. Pull out the left section.

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  • 04 of 07

    Traditional Origami Ship Tutorial - Step 3

    Origami Ship Tutorial
    Chrissy Pk

    9. Flatten out the section you pulled out.

    10. Pull out the right section.

    11. Flatten out the right section.

    12. Turn the model over.

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  • 05 of 07

    Traditional Origami Ship Tutorial - Step 4

    Origami Ship Tutorial
    Chrissy Pk

    13. Fold the top edge to the bottom.

    14. Fold the top section up from the center crease.

    15. This is what the crease looks like.

    16. This is what you should have.

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  • 06 of 07

    Traditional Origami Ship Tutorial - Step 5

    Chrissy Pk

    17. Fold the right side of the top section up from the center as shown.

    18. Fold the left section up the same way.

    19. Holding the center with your left hand, Pull the right section into the center.

    20. Push the paper that results to form an upside down triangle.

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  • 07 of 07

    Traditional Origami Ship Tutorial - Step 6

    Origami Ship Tutorial
    Chrissy Pk

    21. Do the same with the left side.

    22. Make the same squash fold as the right side.

    23. Turn the model over.

    24. It's done! You can use a black pen to draw some port holes!

    Don't worry if it didn't work out the first time, just try again, it can take practice.

    If you've made some, tag #paperkawaii on instagram so that I can see them!

    For more tutorials and also video tutorials, I run a youtube channel called Paper Kawaii, also check out some of my websites below if you like :)

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