Learn how to make an origami water bomb from paper. A quick and fun project to make this summer. Fold them, fill with water and have fun throwing them as you chase down your friends and family.
Now that summer is officially only days away I wanted to share a fun craft for those hot summer days. Origami water bombs! Did you know you can make water balloons out of paper? They’re really easy to make and a good environmentally friendly alternative to the traditional water balloons.
If you’re new to origami this water bomb is a good place to start. It’s made using the waterbomb base (sometimes called the balloon base) and is the starting point for a lot of origami models. Once you’ve mastered the base you’ll be well on your way to making one of the following.
Easy Origami Butterfly (another good one for beginners).
And the classic Origami Lily.
Such a quick and fun project. A great one to the the kids involved with as well. I always loved making these as a kid.
One thing to bear in mind, water and paper are not the best of friends. Depending on the type of paper you use, you’re probably only going to get around 10-30 seconds to throw your water balloons before the paper starts breaking down. If you’re using origami paper, old newspapers or magazines you can double up to make them last longer. Alternatively you could use a thicker paper or a thin cardstock like scrapbooking paper to give you optimum time to aim!
If you’re new to origami make sure to check out these 3 Basic Origami Folds For Beginners.
How to make an Origami Water Bomb.
1. Fold your paper in half with the coloured side on the inside. Open out and fold in half again.
2. Open out and fold along both the diagonals this time with the coloured side on the outside.
3. Collapse the paper along the folds and fold it down to make a triangle. This is your water bomb base.
4. Fold both the bottom corners up to meet the center. Flip it over and do the same on the other side.
5. Now fold the 2 side corners in to meet in the center. Flip it over and do the same on the other side.
6. Take the top flap and fold it down using the previous fold as a guide. Take this triangle and fold it back on itself to make a smaller triangle.
7. Lift the small folded triangle and open up the pocket that is underneath. Slide the small triangle inside the pocket.
8. Do the same for the 3 remaining flaps.
9. On one end of your origami water bomb you should have a small hole in the bottom. Inflate the balloon by gently blowing into the hole.
10. Fill with water and throw!