OVERRIDE

Origami Sailboats

Lew Rozelle

St. Martin's Griffin

A Complete Guide to Folding, Floating, and Functional Origami Sailboats

These boats don't just look nice on a shelf--they're made to move! Lew Rozelle has created original designs for paper sailboats that actually float and sail in water. His designs are based on traditional Japanses models, but Lew's boats do not have to be folded and then turned inside out. The traditional step is difficult and can frequently result in ripping the paper. Traditional Japanese models are also unable to trap the wind and move on their own. But all of the models in Origami Sailboats catch wind currents, float and retain their shape in water. Believe it or not, these paper boats hold up in water for several hours, or even several days if they're made from freezer paper or wax paper. This is a great activity for parents and children, novices and accomplished folders alike. If you like paper airplanes or origami rockets, you'll love Origami Sailboats.

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Origami Sailboats
Learning the FoldsWork through the models in order from beginning to end.Symbols 
The symbols used in origami are shown at the left. They are the international language of the origami world. 
A series of dashes represents a valley fold. Make a concave crease where this line appears. 
A series of dots and dashes represents a mountain fold. Make a convex crease wherever this line appears. 
 
Arrows show the directions in which you make the fold: left, right, up, down, in front, behind, and into. These directions refer to the page itsel
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Lew Rozelle

  • Lew Rozelle began folding paper at the age of nine and has been designing his own origami models since the 1960s. This is his fourth book, following Origami in King Arthur's Court, Origami Rockets, and Origami Ornaments.
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Origami Sailboats

Lew Rozelle

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St. Martin's Griffin

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