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Traditional Origami Boat Dish Tutorial
I love this Traditional Origami model, it has a very minimalist look.
This origami boat makes an awesome 'dish' that you could use for snacks at a party, especially a nautical themed kids party.
If you used some pretty textured or patterned paper, this origami dish would be perfect to store your jewellery that you use each day, perhaps as a bowl for your keys, or simply just as it is.
For this origami tutorial, you will need some square paper, I used some that was 20 x 20 cm, beginners might do better with even larger paper, and use the thinnest paper you can find.
This origami model is more challenging than models such as the origami masu box or origami swan, as at the end, you need to reverse the whole model, like flipping a sock inside out.
For more origami boxes and containers, check out my origami box instructions playlist on youtube here.Continue to 2 of 6 below.
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Traditional Origami Boat Dish Tutorial - Step 1
Start with your paper white side up, this colour will be on the bottom of the boat.
1 - 4. Fold about one finger's width in from the top and bottom.Continue to 3 of 6 below.
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Traditional Origami Boat Dish Tutorial - Step 2
5. Fold the paper in half from bottom to top and unfold.
6 - 8. Fold the top and bottom in to the middle crease you just made.Continue to 4 of 6 below.
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Traditional Origami Boat Dish Tutorial - Step 3
9 & 10. Fold all four corners inwards as shown.
11 & 12. Fold the model in half from left to right, marking only the top and bottom points.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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Traditional Origami Boat Dish Tutorial - Step 4
13 & 14. Fold all four edges inwards creating an even diamond or kite shape.
15 & 16. Fold the bottom and top inwards, about a fingers width away from the center.Continue to 6 of 6 below.
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Traditional Origami Boat Dish Tutorial - Step 5
17. Pick the model up and fold it in half and behind. The folds and flaps you created should be on the outside.
18. Open the boat out from the center.
19. Keep pulling the boat apart, you'll need to completely flip the boat inside out.
20. It will seem like you can't do it, just keep easing the paper, being careful not to rip the points of the boat (Like I am a bit in the photo!).
21. Flatten out and smooth the creases.
I can imagine that your first attempt may look like a crumpled mess like mine did, not to worry as origami can take a few tries!
If it seems impossible, you might want to start with a slightly easier model, such as The Easy Origami Sail Boat!
If you've made one, please tag #paperkawaii on instagram so that I can see it!
For more tutorials and also video tutorials, I run a youtube channel called Paper Kawaii, also check out some of my websites below if you like :)