I am not a crafty person, but everyone has a few tricks they know...
You have to excuse my giant man hand, the mess in the background, the crinkly paper and everything else that made me put off posting this for more than a week thinking I'd take new pictures.
How to make a newspaper ship!
Start with a regular page of newspaper with the fold away from you. I didn't take a picture of that.
|1. Fold down both the corners toward the center so it looks like this.|
|2. Fold the bottom 2 or 3 inches up, then turn it over and do the same on the back.|
|4. The bottom of the rhombus opens up. Fold the bottom corner up to meet the top. Then flip it over and do the same to the back.|
|5. Now that you've folded the bottom up on both sides, it will look like this.|
|7. Carefully grab the top of the rhombus and pull apart to the left and right. You are pulling the front and back of the ship into place.|
If you want the ship to be smaller but sturdier, (like to entertain your kids on a 20 hour airplane flight...) you can do the whole thing with a paper that is folded into fourths instead of in half to make it double thick.
And speaking of that long flight... anyone else have any good tricks?