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Maverick 's  Paper  Boats

Picture of paper boat on water 

Free instructions are given below for making simple paper boats. When I designed these in the 1960's we taught a group of  3 year olds how to use a compass and ruler, and how to make these boats. It is amusing how many children first learn to use a ruler to draw a straight line. They lay the ruler down carefully. Then, put the pencil against it carefully and draw a 'straight' line - perpendicular to the ruler! (Don't even blink, just show them the right way.)

The procedure used to make these boats is always the same. But, different size circles will result in a variety of boats (shown at the bottom of this page). You will draw, cut, fold, then glue.

Videos of these instructions are shown at the bottom of this page.

Stream near little big cheek rock.

DRAW: Mark 2 dots on card stock paper (or standard paper).

Use each dot as a center and draw a circle, lightly, around each dot. The size of the circles may be different or the same. 
Draw 2 tangent lines between the circles.

CUT: Cut out boat.

Clip outer edge of each circle to it's own center.

FOLD: Fold straight edges over lightly. (This will form sides of boat.)

GLUE: Apply glue to one side of the radius cut.

Overlap other side of the radius cut and hold until it dries.

Repeat: apply glue to one side of the radius cut,

overlap, and hold until it dries.

Picture showing how to make paper boats                                                                                    

You may adjust the folded straight sides to a vertical position, curving inward slightly. (This is easier when using card stock.) These boats float well but are more stable if they are carrying small gravel, sand, or sticks.

Below are pictures showing how different size circles of lengths between the dots will result in a variety of Maverick's boats. (Boats or barges or rafts can be made using 3 or 4 circles. 5 or 6 circles can be used to make circular rafts like in amusement parks.)

Picture using different circles for different paper boats.

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Original Paper Boats Video -  Part I

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