Making Paper Boats

Josie and I recently spent some time making and playing with paper boats. There are lots of instructions for doing this on the net, but we felt a bit challenged, so when we finally got it right, we made our own :)

Paper Boat Instructions

Paper Boat Instructions

First we covered one side of the paper in wax crayon.

Then folded it in half, pattern side inwards.

With the ‘open’ edge at the bottom, fold the corners down to meet in the middle. We found it helped to ‘quarter’ the sheet lightly first, so we knew where to fold to.


Fold one bottom ‘lip’ upwards.

And fold the little corners that overhand the triangles over the back.

Turn it over and fold the other lip upward too.

Open the shape up into a ‘