How to Make a Paper Boat (Origami Instructions)

How to Make a Paper Boat (Origami Instructions)


Hey guys, this is Evan from EZ Origami! And today I’ll be teaching you how to fold a paper boat. This is a classic
traditional design and it’s very easy to fold. This model requires one rectangular
sheet of paper. Square paper won’t work for this design but standard US letter
paper or A4 paper should work just fine. And once you’ve prepared your paper, then we’re going to start by holding our rectangle long ways. And then we’re going
to fold in half horizontally, so take the bottom edge and fold it up to the top
edge. Align the corners and the edges, then make your crease, and then unfold. And now we’re going to fold in half vertically. So take this right edge and
fold it over to the left edge. Align the corners and the edges, then make your
crease, and then we’re going to rotate the paper 90 degrees. And now we’re going to fold in the top two corners and align them with the center vertical crease. So
we’re going to start with this top right corner and we’re simply going to pull it
over to the middle as if we were creating a paper airplane. Then what you want to
do is start at the top of the vertical crease and work your way down
until this entire edge is aligned, and then you can make your crease. And once
you’ve done that, then we’re going to do the same thing on the left. So again,
we’re just going to pull the left corner over to the center of the model, and once
this edge is completely aligned with the center vertical crease, then you can make
your crease. And now we’re going to fold up this bottom rectangle as far as it
goes. So we’re just going to lift up on the very top layer of paper, and we’re
going to pull it up like this. And once it reaches a point where it doesn’t want
to go any further, that’s where you want to make your crease. Then we’re going to
turn the model over and we’re going to do the same exact thing. So once again,
we’re going to lift up on this bottom edge and we’re going to pull it up as
far as it goes. You’ll see that the paper will align with
the layers underneath, and then you can make your crease. And now we’re going to lift up the model and look at it from underneath. Then what we want to do is
slightly separate the two layers in the center, so just slightly open up the
model like this. Then we want to push the left and right corners towards one
another. So just bring both corners together, just
like this, until they meet. And then we’re going to look at the model from the side.
And you’ll see that the two layers on the bottom do not lie flat. So what we
want to do is tuck this right flap underneath the left flap. So
just tuck it underneath like that, then we’re going to turn the model over, and
we’re going to do the same thing. So once again, tuck this right flap underneath
the left flap, just like this, and then the entire model should lie flat. And now
we’re going to fold this bottom corner up to the top corner. So we’re just going
to lift up the very top layer of paper, and we’re going to pull it up as far as
it’ll go. And once both corners are aligned at the top of the model, then you
can make your crease all the way across. Then we’re going to
turn the model over and we’re going to do the same thing. So once again we’re
going to fold up this bottom corner as far as it goes, so just pull it up until
both corners are aligned at the top of the model, then you can make your crease all the way across. And from here we’re going to lift up the model and look at
it from underneath. Then again, we want to slightly separate the two layers by
pushing the left and right corners in towards one another as far as they’ll go. So just push the corners together until they meet, just like this, then we’re
going to look at the model from the side. And now you’ll notice these two triangle
shapes. And what we want to do is grab each triangle from the top, and we’re
going to pull them apart in opposite directions. So just pull them apart as
far as they’ll go, then we’re going to flatten out the model. Make a nice crease
along that bottom edge, then we’re going to lift up the model once again. Slightly
separate the layers on top. And once you’ve done that, then your paper boat is
complete! I hope you’ve enjoyed this video tutorial on how to fold a paper
boat. Feel free to upload photos of your completed model to the YouTube Gallery
on my website to be featured here in my next video or simply upload your photos
to Instagram with the hashtag #ezorigami to be featured here as well. Also, I dedicate this video to my friend Catherine Frey who is always folding
paper boats. She has an Instagram account dedicated
to them, and today’s her birthday, so I figured I’d surprise her with a quick
tutorial. She also has some great original designs, so definitely check out
some of her work. I’ll post the links in the video description below. And if you
like this video, definitely check out some of the other simple origami
tutorials featured on my YouTube channel as well. Again, I hope you’ve enjoyed this
video. Please comment, rate, subscribe, and thank you for watching!

33 thoughts on “How to Make a Paper Boat (Origami Instructions)

  1. As always, awesome tutorial Evan. This used to be one of the favourite folds at school. Happy Birthday to Catherine 🙂

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  4. pennywise is in the sewers and me and my best friend made a boat and we put it in the sewers and one is still there but the other one disappeared

  5. Sorry but I don’t know where I went wrong. When I pulled apart the last triangles, it didn’t turn out how it should have.

  6. lol good times! I used to do it as a kid along with a paper spaceship, there is a way to make the boat smaller than it is. Basically, at 3:15 before pulling those two triangles apart you can repeat the steps beginning at 2:30 and repeat the same process yet again at 3:15 depending on how small you want the boat 🙂

  7. You can find the paper that I used here: https://amzn.to/2Xzf7Dc
    Tag your photos with #ezorigami to be featured in my next video!

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