Origami Boats

Being a boat lover, you just can’t have too many boats around the house. They remind you what you are missing out on living between four walls and a roof, instead of bobbing around on the water where you rightly should be.

I like staying in hotels, especially when you head to the loo and find that they have made a nice triangle out of the end of the toilet paper. Flash!

Well eat your heart out hotel people! Check this out!

Toilet paper origami boats…

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Awesome huh!?

You too can create this masterpiece while you sit on the loo either in your house or on your boat (in calm conditions – in rough conditions, you’ll be lucky to just get your pants down – please see here…)

So if you would like to learn how to make this toilet paper work of art. Please read on…

Step 1

Get some nice soft loo roll. As you can see, mine has got lovely designs on the front and a different pattern on the back, which makes a nice contrasting design for my boat. (This is optional…)

Fold your sails by folding each corner inwards and under.

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Step 2

Now for the hull…

Fold a bit of paper up and under – gee hard to describe in words exactly how to do this so hopefully you can get the gist by looking at my photo:

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(Sorry I am trying to hold the camera and the loo roll at the same time and it’s a bit tricky… – by the way I am in the lounge and not on the loo in case you were wondering…)

Step 3

You should now have a hull like so – it is a bit square looking:

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Step 4

Currently that boat doesn’t conform to Rule #1 – Look Good so we need to add a bit of a bow and stern:

Again I think pictures speak louder than words here. Just kind of tuck the corners in a bit:

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(Sorry – I broke my fingernails when I was sailing at the weekend…)

Step 5

Voila!

Walk away and leave your partner and guests to be wowed when they head to the head!

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I’d love to see your attempts at origami boats! I am sure there are more racey or classic boat designs out there. Email me your pics and I will add them to the post!

9 thoughts on “Origami Boats

  1. This is fab! I am now going to do this at every opportunity when I visit the loo. Unfortunately there is a cover on the loo roll on our yacht and the origami will get squashed….

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