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Origami Sailboat


Origami Sailboat instructions and tutorial

The sailboat is a very easy traditional model. It has only two folds, but the boat looks very realistic. If you use a sheet of paper with a different color on each side, the hull of the boat will be of one color, and the sail will be of the other color. The sailboat is an interesting model because it shows how to reverse a fold. It is a perfect model to play in the sand at the beach!

Origami sailboat video instructions

To make a sailboat in origami, please follow the instructions from this video on YouTube:

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How to make an origami sailboat

Here are the step-by-step instructions to fold a sailboat (photo diagram and/or video).

sailboat - step 1

1. Start with a square sheet of paper. If possible use a paper with a different color on each side. The sail will be of the color you put below.

sailboat - step 2

2. Fold along the diagonal.

sailboat - step 3

3. Fold the bottom to create the hull of the boat. You can try different positions.

sailboat - step 4

4. Unfold the last fold.

sailboat - step 5

5. And fold it again on the other side.

sailboat - step 6

6. Unfold the last fold.

sailboat - step 7

7. Unfold the diagonal fold and invert the other fold at the front of the boat.

sailboat - step 8

8. Flatten the fold so that the sail is between the two sides of the boat.

sailboat - step 9

9. Your boat is ready to sail!

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Your origami sailboat photos

If you fold this sailboat, please send me pictures of your paper sailboat so that I can show them here.

Photos of origami sailboat

Origami Sailboats

Send me a picture of your origami sailboat so that I can add it to the gallery. Thank you! :-)

Red sailboat

Playing at the beach!

Red sailboat in the harbour

A very fuzzy boat.

Sea of shells

Paper boat on the beach.

Blue boats

Two beautiful blue sailboats folded by Annette Bussmann.

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