How to Fold a Napkin Like a Boat

by Contributing Writer

Folding napkins into different objects is a fun way to spruce up your parties and gatherings. The art is also a good way to impress your guests. One thing that is easy to do is to fold your napkins into the shape of boats. Read on to learn how to fold a napkin like a boat.

Fold the napkin. Lay the cloth napkin flat on the surface you are using and fold the napkin in half horizontally. Fold it again vertically so that you have a square that is the fourth of the size of your original napkin.

Rotate the napkin. Turn the napkin so that it is in the shape of a diamond with the open edges of the napkin on the bottom.

Crease the bottom of the napkin upwards so that you have a triangle. Fold both the left and the right points of the triangle until they touch in the middle of the napkin.

Turn down the flaps. There will be two small flaps on your napkin. Fold them under so that the front looks like a triangle again. This time fold them with a line down the middle.

Take the left and right points and fold them towards the back until they meet. As this is happening, crease the fold.

Pull the flaps. There will be four flaps inside of the triangle you have formed. Pull these flaps out until they look like the sails of boats.

Items you will need

  • Cloth napkin

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