Making this origami box rectangle is quite easy to do. It is a great way to store small trinkets such as paper clips and various accessories. You can also turn it into a gift box that you can give to someone special.
Use thick paper so that the origami box will be sturdy. You may use a single-sided colored paper such as the illustration below. That way, it will be clearer to follow the instruction.
Difficulty Level: Easy – Intermediate
Use a thick paper so that the origami box will be sturdy. You may use a single sided colored paper such as the illustration below. That way, it will be clearer to follow the instruction.
The second step is to bring the left and right edge to the center crease line made in step 1.
Valley fold the outer layer along the dashed lines. Make sure to fold the outer flap layers ONLY.
The origami paper should now look like this. Now flip the paper to the other side.
Fold the left and right side along the dashed lines. Crease the paper well and unfold.
Diagonally fold the bottom left corner along the dashed line.
Fold the corner of the top outer under. Make sure to tuck the outer layer ONLY.
Tuck the bottom right corner inside the underneath the outer flap.
Insert the bottom corner to the outer flap.
Repeat steps 6 to 9 on the top part of the paper. This time, repeat step 9 by tucking the top corner inside.
Gently lift the sides out. As you lift it outwards, it will form into a box.
Your origami box rectangle is done! You can make a lid for this box by using the same instruction with a bigger piece of origami paper.
Experiment with different sizes of paper and different methods to make boxes.