Origami boat

You will need

  • A4 sheet of paper



  1. Fold an A4 sheet in half.
  2. Fold in half again and unfold. Fold the corners down to the centre line.
  3. Fold the bottom strip upwards and fold the corners over. Turn over.
  4. Fold bottom strip upwards.
  5. Open out and fold to form square.
  6. Fold bottom half (triangle) upwards. Turn over and repeat this step to form a triangle.
  7. Open out as in step 5 again.
  8. Take the top two corners and pull apart to form the boat.

origami boat floating on water



Other tips and ideas

  • Create a flotilla and sail them in the bath or nearby stream. Remember to take care near water and always supervise young children.



Download origami boat activity sheet (pdf)