How to Make a Paper Boat (#1) (early 1900’s)

Paper Boat #1

This is a nice pattern to make a simple Paper Boat. I remember making these out of whatever paper was available and making large paper boats out of newspaper. Enjoy making this paper boat!

Cut a piece of white writing paper, but not of too stiff a quality, six inches by four (fig.1); fold it to the dotted line a, making exactly one half when folded to c;

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Figure 1 - Paper Boat

then the corners b b are to meet in the center (fig.2);

Figure 2 - Paper Boat

turn down the two sides d forming the dotted lines e, take the two sides between each finger and thumb, in the left hand, and with the right pull it out until it forms fig. 3, taking care to turn over the corners at dotted line e;

Figure 3 - Paper Boat

turn down the two top lines to dotted line g, pull out the sides again, as before, to make fig. 4;

Figure 4 - Paper Boat

a a being pulled out as before described, taking care not to press the iside, it will form the boat, fig. 5.

Figure 5 - Paper Boat

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