Paper boats are often made using origami patterns – when a paper sheet is folded so that a figure is obtained without glue or scissors. Before starting work, you need to take a sheet of paper for each product of the density, color, texture you like, office glue (for a boat) and your good mood.

## Lesson No. 1. Paper steamer made from paper

Prepare a square piece of origami paper. If you don’t have one, you can easily get one from a rectangular one. To do this, bend any corner of the sheet towards the edge. Cut the remaining strip at the bottom evenly. We ended up with a square blank for our steamer.

Unfold the triangle and fold it in half again to form a second fold in the middle. Then straighten the paper completely. In front of you is a rhombus. Now alternately fold the corners towards the central fold to get a square. Repeat the same two more times, turning the origami over to the other side each time. As a result, the corners of the rhombus should bend towards the center three times, alternating sides.

Now we are making pipes for the steamer. To do this, carefully lifting upward by one of the centers, straighten the upper corner so that it becomes a rectangle. Do the same with the opposite bottom corner. Gently pry your fingers and straighten the side corners, moving them apart. Such paper boats can be made quickly and easily, even for children aged 5 years and older.

Video instructions on how to make such a steamer are given below.

## Lesson No. 2. Origami yacht – almost like in Japan

We fold the square sheet into a triangle in order to mark the fold lines. Open the sheet and fold it in half to form a rectangle. We return to the starting position. Now you need to fold the paper in half again, but in the other direction. The paper was opened again. The result is a square with a cross section and one diagonal line. We close one of the corners towards the middle. The same must be done with the opposite. We fold the resulting figure in half, connecting these corners. We have a trapezoid.

Having unfolded the sheet, hold the upper triangle at the center with your finger and along the line of this triangle we collect the left side with a fold one on top of the other. There is one sail on top. Opening the right side from the inside with your fingers, pull it up towards the left, assembling it in the same way. We make a fold on the side and, layering it with a wave, we get a diamond shape.

Now we need to straighten our diagram to the original envelope with two folded corners on the right and left. Close the top corner to the middle. Then we bend it upward, leaving a small fold strip at the base. Take the resulting diagram in your hands and lift this corner, tucking it inward. If all the fold lines have been made clearly, you should end up with a port sail. All we have to do is pull the right one towards it. It climbs easily along previously outlined lines. We straighten all the lines. We got a rhombus with unequal upper corners-sails. Turn it over to the other side and bend the bottom corner towards the middle. This will be a support stand for our yacht. Such paper boats can be made by children over 8 years old due to the complexity of their design.

Video instructions on how to make such a sailboat out of paper are given below.

## Lesson No. 3. How to make a boat out of paper with your own hands

For this origami

In addition to the paper sheet, we will need regular office glue. It is better to take thicker paper to ensure the stability of the product on the water.

Take a square sheet of paper or make a square from a rectangular one yourself. Then bend it to make a triangle. Straighten it out. Do the same in the other direction. Straighten it out and you will see that we have a cross-shaped fold in the middle. Raise any of the corners up. Turn the sheet inside out and fold it in half. The closed corner remained on the right. Now, along the middle crease, fold the sheet in the middle. We use our fingers to pry the resulting figure from the inside and unfold it, resulting in a square. A free triangle has formed on top.

We wrap its left edge slightly towards the middle, straighten it, then do the same with its right side, straighten it. We connect both bends together. There is another small triangle in the middle. Having opened all the folded parts, we bend this small triangle into the center and now assemble the sides of the large triangle along the previously outlined lines. The resulting elevation is the boat’s chimney.

We deflect it to the right. Now we work with our rhombus. We fold its left part towards the middle. Straightened out. Repeat the same procedure with the right side, moving the boat pipe to the left. We returned the wings of the diamond to their original position. We have two limiter lines. Along these lines we bend the edge of our rhombus on each side so that the corners cover the bottom of the lines.

Having passed your fingers under the corner in the middle, lift it up and bend the sheet in half. If everything was done correctly, a small pipe should protrude from the top. Next, we bend the lower part of the structure with a rectangle upwards. Returned to original position. We turned the workpiece over to the other side and repeated the procedure to get clear lines. Carefully straighten our boat along the lower marks and turn the resulting edges upward. The sides are ready. At the back we make a small fold inward twice, aligning the edges of the boat. Repeat on both sides. We fix the resulting pockets with glue. This boat and similar paper boats are easier to make due to the use of glue – accessible to children over 3 years old.

Video instructions on how to make such a boat are given below.

## Lesson No. 4. How to make a boat out of paper

The paper sheet must be folded in half twice. First, fold it in height, then, without unfolding, again in width. The result was a sheet folded in half with an even fold in the middle. The fold should be on top, and the open edges of the sheet should be on the bottom. Now the upper corners need to be folded towards the middle. The free lower edges on both sides rise upward in an even strip. Our boat is already beginning to take shape.

The next step is to tuck the protruding corners on the sides inward. Thanks to the fold in the middle, opening the resulting even triangle from below with your fingers, we can easily transform it into a rhombus. Turn the origami so that the sharp open edges point down. Next, we bend them upward on both sides. It’s a triangle again.

We do the same with it to transform the figure into a rhombus. We pry the fingers from below and fold along the central fold. To finish, grab the top open corner of the diamond and gently move the corners apart. Straighten the sides and middle of the boat. These boats and similar boats made of paper

Children aged 5 years and older can learn to do it themselves.

Video instructions on how to make such boats are given below.

Origami

– a fascinating form of creativity. This is both a way to relax, devoting yourself to the process of art, and an opportunity to discover new facets of yourself with benefit. Classic origami does not require the use of additional accessories such as scissors or glue. All figures are created with your own hands only using paper.

Try and touch this amazing sacrament. It will not leave anyone indifferent.