How to make a traditional origami sailboat

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traditional origami  sailboat


Level Beginner
Copyright Traditional / Hyo Ahn

This page is for those who want the instruction to fold a traditional origami sailboat.


You will be starting with a square-base with this origami sailboat. It is very easy to follow. Once we complete making the traditional origami sailboat, you can stop there. However, an instruction to make a modified version of this sailboat will be given afterwards.


Before working on this model, you need to know what valley-fold and mountain-fold are. If you know these two folding techniques, then you will have no problem in making origami sailboat.


If you are ready, then let's get started.


If you find any bugs on this instruction, please send an email to HyoAhn's email.


You may use any kind of paper to fold the origami sailboat. It is a little easier if the front and the back side of the paper are slightly different whether it be in texture or color.

Make sure the paper that you use is a square (all sides are equal and all the angles equal 90 degrees). The paper I am using here is 15cm x 15cm square one. It is a good size for those who are not experienced in paper folding. If you are become familiar with this model. Then you can try smaller size paper.

traditional origami sailboat: front side of paper


This is the front side of paper.


You may use any kind of paper to fold this origami sailboat.


Here I am using a typical origami paper with a color only on the front side.

traditional origami sailboat: back side of paper


This is the back side of paper.



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