I wanted to show children how to make a paper boat ⛵️ and we got so into it that we produced over 20 paper boats 🙃. That’s why in the next step we made a paper boat garland ⛵️⛵️⛵️😁. It’s fun and terrific summer decoration 🤩. I strongly recommend to try it yourself 😊.
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You will need (for a garland)
- Paper – it can be a plain white sheet from the printer. I additionally used patterned paper.
- Fishing line
How to make a paper boat?
The boat is made of a rectangular piece of paper in the proportions of an A4 sheet. Our boats are made of 1/4 A4 sheet. You can tear the paper, because the sides are not visible in the finished boat.
To make a paper boat:
- Fold a rectangular piece of paper in half vertically and then horizontally.
- Fold the top corners inwards
- Fold the bottom strips up and fold the edges to fit the triangle.
- Now the first trick: put your hand inside and spread the triangle to the sides. Fold to form a rhombus.
- Fold the bottom corners of the rhombus up again to form a triangle.
- Now the second trick: you look inside again and unfold it to the sides creating another, smaller rhombus.
- And the last move. Grab the tops of the triangles and unfold them to the sides.
How to make a paper boat garland
To make a garland you will need a needle, fishing line and of course lots of paper boats.
- Thread the fishing line onto the needle and tie a knot at the end of the fishing line
- Pierce the tip of the boat’s mast with the needle and pull the boat up to the knot
- Tie another knot and assemble another boat. My boats are every 10-12cm, it depends on how the knots were tied 😛
- Prepare some boat chains and mount them on a stick.
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Nothing gives more satisfaction than doing something yourself. I haven’t even thought about DIY as my hobby, I’ve just done different “projects” when it was needed. Sometimes it’s a disguise for the Masquerade Party in kindergarten. Another time, cutting out the pumpkin and baking the witch’s fingers for Haloween. Or simply organizing holiday souvenirs. Now I decided to share my realizations with you. Let’s go it together!