Foundary photo stylist Krystin Marsh explains how to make a simple paper boat to keep the kids sailing through summer. This boat can be an afternoon project at home, sailed down a stream, or made and used as a party favor.
“Nautical themes are a perennial facet of summertime, but this year they show up in the variety of nautical stripe prints in navy, red, grey and coral. We are also seeing bold graphical prints of maritime motifs such as anchors and ship’s wheels. In the home, nautical lanterns and accents with antique boat hardware and rope or ship line complete a seaside theme.” –Krystin Marsh, Photo Stylist for the Foundary
- Begin with a square piece of paper, any size.
- To make a square, fold paper diagonally and cut off the excess paper.
- To make the boat, begin by folding one of the folded points inward toward the other side at a slight angle. The tip of the point you are folding will be the top of the boat.
- Open the square back up and do a ‘reverse’ fold to create the sides of the boat.
Your ship is set for sailing!
Embellish and personalize you boat with glitter, markers, or stickers.
Name your ship.
Tie or staple a string to the bow and let your child sail it around the house.
Make a fleet for party decorations or your child’s room.