Day 19: Row Row Row Your Boat

Day 19’s assignment: “Create something that float on water (It doesn’t have to be a boat.)”

After deciding I couldn’t think of anything that floated on water beside a boat, I decided to once again brush up on my origami skills.

Too bad I could only remember the kid version of the song where Barney is thrown overboard, rather than the actual lyrics…

After teasing my dog Bentley about it (he really wanted to play with it), we headed off to the creek by my house.

Poor B will never have the boat to play with.

Ready for takeoff

The boat trip lasted about 5 seconds. 2 seconds after the launch, the boat hit a branch and filled with water. It managed to float a little bit more downstream before completely filling with water and sinking.

Bye Bye Boat

Next time I will try to construct my boat out of something more sturdy than paper.

Day 3: adventures in Origami

365creativityjournal ‘s assignment for day 3 was: “Make something out of paper, but don’t use scissors or glue or draw on it. What now?”

Of course, the first thing that sprung to my mind was origami. My friend KKY had given me a bunch of origami paper about a year earlier after I said I wanted to learn how to make paper cranes. I had never really used the paper so now would the perfect opportunity to do so.

I headed over to my friend Aitak’s house where we proceeded to start folding. I quickly learned that I suck at origami. I really do. Somehow all the folding I have to do confuses my brain because the only origami I was actually able to do was the paper hearts and the cup. ┬áLevel: So easy a five year old could do it…


The paper crane was unquestionably way too hard for someone with my skill level and even creating a 3-D box was impossible too. I tried 3 different times to make that box and somehow I managed to mess up every time! :/

Why so impossible?! (Aitak's amazing box)

All in all, it was an interesting day, but obviously I need a lot more practice before I can declare myself an origami master.

At the end, just for fun, Aitak and I did an experiment to see how long it would take for the origami boxes to burn (I also thought it would a cool photo opportunity).


An experiment

Actually these things were really hard to burn/took a while…