This is the bizarre moment a life-size origami paper boat set sail down a canal in Glasgow. 

The five metre long construction travelled down the Glasgow canal thanks to a water resistant coating on Saturday. 

The art project was the brainchild of German artist Frank Boelter who has previously travelled to England, Northern Ireland and Sri Lanka to bring people together with origami projects. 

It took only a couple of hours for a group of 15 to construct the boat with the assistance of locals and community project Row for Shore. 

They then carried it as a group for around 500 metres into the nearby canal. 

The boat was the centrepiece of the Speirs Lock Summer Party at The Whisky Bond in the Maryhill area of Glasgow. 

Helen Teeling, 31, a director of creative arts agency Taktal who produced the event, was pleased to see the community come together to build the boat. 

She said: "It was amazing and a very tongue in cheek engagement with the local community. 

"And it was really great to see it ceremoniously carried by everyone who made it from Cedar Court to the canal."