Making origami boats 

Thousands of boats pass under Tower Bridge every year, some tall and some short! These boats might be ferries, tourist boats, cruise ships, transport barges or police boats, so come in all shapes and sizes.

Follow the instructions below to learn how to make your own origami flotilla.

Activity

Follow the films or instruction sheets below and have a go at making your own collection of origami boats. Are you going to make a barge, canoe or sail boat? 

If it's the first time you have made origami, we recommend starting with the sail boat as it is the easiest.

Equipment needed
Piece of rectangular paper, colouring pens/pencils to decorate. 

Minimum number of people:
1

Resources

Sail boat instruction sheet

This sheet shows you how to make a sail boat

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Canoe instruction sheet

This sheet shows you how to make a canoe

Download PDF

Barge instruction sheet

This sheet shows you how to make a barge

Download PDF

Sail boat

Canoe

Barge