How to make an origami sailboat


How to make origami sailboat in

This design is taken from the album of a Japanese author who is an expert in the art of origami or paper folding. In future lessons you will learn all about the basic concepts, notations and techniques used by professional artist in origami.

You´ll need

  • Sheet of paper
  • Ruler and scissors


  • How to make origami sailboat in

    Take a square sheet of paper and fold it diagonally.

  • How to make origami sailboat in

    Fold the two corners along the center line.

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    Now fold the bottom corner, and attach it to the upper corner, mark a horizontal line.

  • How to make origami sailboat in

    Bend two sides one more time, along the vertical centerline.

  • How to make origami sailboat in

    Fold the side with the obtuse angle; fold it to create a 90 degree angle.

  • How to make origami sailboat in

    Slightly fold the sides to make a vertical sail. Now your sailboat is done!


  • It’s better to use thicker and more rigid kind of paper for this origami project.

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Author: S. Vogt
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  1. I always wanted to understand how to make origami, but I thought it’s very difficult. But i think can handle such a simple model.

  2. I prefer this origami pattern. My son and I used to create it at home using colored paper. To date, I can still recall how to create the pattern.

  3. Linda 28 February 2013 :

    I concur. My son can also build this. If he happens to forget his toy at home while on a vacation trip, I will encourage him to build an origami sailboat.

  4. Jessica 02 April 2013 :

    I’ll introduce this project to my kindergarten kids. However, I will advise them to color them using crayons before setting them on water in order to make them water resistant.

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