About the Traditional Origami Sampan Model
This traditional origami Sampan model will float if you put it on water, but probably not for very long before the paper gets wet. You can make this out of pretty much any paper. Paper that is coloured on at least one side works best. I’ve chosen to make this out of brown paper to give the impression of a wooden Sampan boat.
The Sampan is a traditional origami model that’s good to make with children because it is very simple to do and the last step is fun – you get to turn the whole model inside out! I have included the origami Sampan instructions below. Give it a try.
Time to make: Less than five minutes
Traditional Origami Sampan Diagrams