Learn How to Make an Square Origami Box

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Learn How to Make an Square Origami Box

Introduction:

You can make different kinds of origami boxes with various kinds of procedures. For this instruction, we are going to make a traditional origami box. Use a sturdy piece of paper to make this box so that you can put anything you want inside. You may use any color of paper or you can use a single-sided colored paper similar to the paper illustrated below.

This is an intermediate-level fold but it’s still pretty easy so even complete beginners are welcome to try it. With the help of the guide, the origami box can be mastered fairly quickly. Enjoy!

Step 1

Create the base of the origami box

How to fold an Origami Lotus - Step 01

Start with a square piece of origami paper. Lay it on a flat surface and then fold along the diagonal dashed lines as shown. Crease the paper well and unfold.

How to fold an Origami Lotus - Step 02

Bring all the four corners to the center. The center is where the diagonal crease lines made in the first step cross each other.

How to fold an Origami Box - Step 04

Good, now your paper looks like the image above. Next,r otate the origami paper 45 degrees counterclockwise.

Step 2

Make the Paper Narrower

How to fold an Origami Box - Step 03

Bring the top side and the bottom side to the center. Crease the fold well and unfold.

How to fold an Origami Box - Step 05

Open the top and bottom triangular flaps.

How to fold an Origami Box - Step 06

Fold the left and right side along the dashed lines.

Step 3

Create creases to shape the box

How to fold an Origami Box - Step 07

Diagonally fold along the dashed lines as shown. Crease well and unfold.

How to fold an Origami Box - Step 08

Now diagonally fold along the dashed lines again. Crease it well and then unfold.

How to fold an Origami Box - Step 09

Now, do what you did on the top part for the bottom part. Fold along the dashed lines and unfold.

Step 4

Shape the paper into a box.

How to fold an Origami Box - Step 010

At the top part of the model, pry open along the creases made in previous steps. As you open, the top part will stand up.

How to fold an Origami Box - Step 011

Fold inward the top part into the box. Follow the dashed line and use the crease line as a guide.

How to fold an Origami Box - Step 012

Almost done! Repeat the previous two steps on the other side of the model.

How to fold an Origami Box - Finish

Your origami box is done. Experiment with different sizes of paper and different methods to make boxes.

Extra Tips

  • Fold straight and apply enough pressure. If you make mistakes and need another piece of paper, get another piece of paper. It simply won't look good if there are unnecessary crease lines.
  • Be sure to check some of our other origami guides. It's load of fun.
  • You can create two origami boxes and put on on the top of another so you can create a cube. Inside the cube you could put a trinket or a small origami.
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