These instructions will show you how to fold an easy traditional origami boat. Most models begin with a square sheet of paper but this one uses a rectangle. A sheet of regular printer paper works fine and you don’t need to worry too much about the exact shape of the rectangle you use.
If you’re just starting out we recommend that you check out our Beginner’s Guide to learn all the basics first.
Step 1) Fold the paper in half and then unfold it.
Step 2) Fold the paper in half the other way.
Step 3) Fold the top corners down and to the centre.
Step 4) Fold the top layer of paper up along the dotted line.
Step 5) Fold the bottom layer of paper up and behind the model.
Step 6) Open up the paper the middle. Push in the sides while pulling the middle forward and back. Flatten everything.
Step 7) Fold the top flap of paper up along the dotted line then repeat behind.
Step 8) Pull the paper back out like you did in step 6.
Step 9) Pull both ends out.
The completed traditional origami boat
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