Make a Paper Boat

Make a paper boat, decorate it and see how long it can float for! Paper folding is a great way to discover nets, construction and shape transformation.

With this activity you will:

    • Explore shapes and their properties
    • Create 3D shapes from 2D material
    • Practice your estimating, predicting, measuring + recording skills

Download the activity sheet and watch the ‘How To’ videos below. We’ve made two videos for you – a short demo and a longer step-by-step guide.

This activity is part of Summer Fun with the Maths Mates 2020 a pirate-themed programme with 8 activities to try, each with a different theme exploring a range of mathematical ideas.