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Make A Paper Boat

Explore a creek or stream by setting sail! With nothing more than some paper and a few folding tricks you can make your own vessel to investigate the water's currents.

Make a paper boat

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YOU WILL NEED

• Paper

• Sticky tape

Make a paper boat

STEP ONE

Take a piece of paper and place it in front of you with the shorter side at the top. Fold the paper in half from top to bottom.

Make a paper boat

STEP TWO

Fold left to right to find the center and reopen. Bring the top two corners together to the middle, forming a point, and crease.

Make a paper boat

STEP THREE

Fold the top flap at the bottom of the paper up; turn over and fold the other flap up. Fold the triangle tabs in over each other so you have a triangle.

Make a paper boat

STEP FOUR

Pop open the center like a hat, push the pointed sides to meet, and crease down so that you now have a square.

Make a paper boat

STEP FIVE

With the opening facing you, fold the top layer up to meet the other point. Turn the paper over and repeat.

Make a paper boat

STEP SIX


Gently pull apart the top two points while pushing out with your fingers to form the bottom of the boat. Reinforce corners with clear tape and also tape around the bottom to keep your boat dry. Now you are ready to launch your craft!

Make a paper boat

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Photos by Lori Epstein, NG Staff