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. Text adapted from the Nat Geo Kids book Get Outside Guide by Nancy Honovich and Julie Beer.
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.
Fold left to right to find the center and reopen. Bring the top two corners together to the middle, forming a point, and crease.
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.
Pop open the center like a hat, push the pointed sides to meet, and crease down so that you now have a square.
With the opening facing you, fold the top layer up to meet the other point. Turn the paper over and repeat.
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're ready to launch your craft!