Simple Model of the Week – the Sampan

This week’s simple model is the traditional Sampan – also known as the “inside out boat” because, after some simple folding, the model is completed with a bit of origami magic, turning it inside out.

Diagrams for the Sampan can be found here.

Find out about the history of this model in this article on the Origami Heaven website.

And when you’ve mastered it, why not try to make a sampan, big enough to ride in, like this one folded by BOS volunteers at London’s MCM Comicon!

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