Toilet Paper Origami Boat

Toilet Paper Origami Boat

origami toilet paperLearn to make a toilet paper origami boat where the boat is still attached to the toilet paper roll. “What?” you might say, but seriously, this is a cute design that you won’t want to sail down the toilet. Estimated time to complete the model = less than 5 minutes. At this rate, you can make a fleet of origami boats!


toilet paper origami
toilet paper origami

Toilet Paper Origami Boat Instructions


  1. Lift up approximately one and a half “squares” of toilet paper. Fold the two corners down so the edges meet at the center.
  2. Lower the toilet paper back onto the roll.
  3. Fold in the left and right edges a little. The amount you fold-in is up to personal taste. If you fold-in a lot, the sail of the boat will be narrow. If you fold-in a little, then the sail will be wide.
  4. Valley fold the bottom part of the toilet paper up so you have a triangle.
  5. Roll the toilet paper down a little so the triangle is centered.
  6. Fold up the bottom edge of the triangle. The amount of paper to fold is up to personal taste; a narrow fold will give you a shallow hull whereas a wide fold will give you a deeper hull.
  7. Mountain fold the left and right side of the hull of the boat made in the step above. This shapes the bow and stern of the sailboat.
  8. Done!


    Toilet Paper Origami Books

    • Toilet Paper Origami on a Roll by Linda Wright (book reviews here)
    • Toilet Paper Crafts for Holidays and Special Occasions: 60 Papercraft, Sewing, Origami and Kanzashi Projects (book review here)
    • Toilet Paper Origami: Delight your Guests with Fancy Folds & Simple Surface Embellishments or Easy Origami for Hotels, Bed & Breakfasts, Cruise Ships & Creative Housekeepers


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