How to Make an Origami Star Box in Easy Step by Step Instructions

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How to Make an Origami Star Box in Easy Step by Step Instructions

Introduction:

Origami boxes are great paper crafts to make for storing small trinkets such as candies and small accessories. In this instruction, we’re going to make an origami star box. This 4 pointed star shaped box is a bit tricky to make, but this step by step instruction will guide you on how to make it. Once finished, you may use it as a décor on your table for  storing small stuff like paper clips or you can make it into a gift box.

Make the star box sturdy by using a thick piece of paper. You may use a single sided colored paper such or a paper with different sides  to follow the instructions better.

Step 1

Create a square base

How to fold an Origami Star Box - Step 01

Get a square piece of origami paper. Lay it on a flat surface and fold the paper diagonally along the dashed lines. Crease the paper well and unfold.

How to fold an Origami Star Box - Step 02

The second step is to make crease marks horizontally and vertically. Mountain fold the paper crosswise and lengthwise in half. Crease well and unfold.

How to fold an Origami Star Box - Step 03

Carefully collapse the paper along the crease lines made. Bring the top right corner and the bottom left corner together. It should naturally fold into a square because of the crease marks made in the previous steps

How to fold an Origami Star Box - Step 04

The square base of the origami star box is done! Rotate it into a diamond like the image above, and then proceed to the next set of steps.

Step 2

Make a squash fold

How to fold an Origami Star Box - Step 05

Fold the left and right corner of the outer flap to the center. Make sure to fold the outer layer ONLY.

How to fold an Origami Star Box - Step 06

Fold each flap of the outer layer up towards the outer edge of the model and crease well.

How to fold an Origami Star Box - Step 07

Pry open the inside of the flaps you made in the previous step and make a squash fold. Once squashed, the origami paper should look like the right below.

How to fold an Origami Star Box - Step 09

Tuck the flaps inside. Make sure to tuck (mountain fold) the outer flaps ONLY along the dashed lines

How to fold an Origami Star Box - Step 010

Repeat the squash fold on the back side of the origami paper as well. (Starting from step 5)

Step 3

Shape the origami paper into a star box

How to fold an Origami Star Box - Step 011

Fold along the dashed lines as shown. Crease the paper well and unfold. This will be the base of the paper box.

How to fold an Origami Star Box - Step 012

Push the bottom part upward to make the base of the box. See the next step on how it should look like after.

How to fold an Origami Star Box - Step 013

Almost done! Fold each of the top corners downward.

How to Make an Origami Star Box - Finish A

When viewed from the top it should resemble a four pointed star.

How to fold an Origami Star Box - Finish

Your origami star box is done!

Extra Tips

  • You can put small trinkets inside or make it as a gift box if you like.
  • Experiment with different sizes of paper and different methods to make boxes.
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