Wednesday, November 7, 2012

How to Make an Origami Box

Here are instructions on how to make this easy origami box. 

Start with a square piece of paper.

Fold in half diagonally.

Fold again the other way.

Fold in half horizontally then vertically.

You should obtain this pattern.

Fold one of the corners to the middle point.

Repeat with the other 3 corners.

Fold one of the tips back to the edge of the square.

Repeat 3 times.

Fold one of the flaps you've just created inside.

Repeat 3 times.

Turn the model over.

Fold one of the edges of the square up
to meet the middle horizontal line.

Repeat on the opposite side.

Open one of the flaps.

Fold in the two corners at the triangles.

Fold the flap back to cover this.

Repeat the same steps on the opposite side to obtain this shape.

Place your fingers between the flaps and open the model.

Pinch the edges to square the model off.

And you've just made an origami box!

To make a box with a lid, you will need to repeat the same steps on a square piece of paper that is 1cm x 1cm smaller than the one you used for this one. This model will then serve as the top part of the box and the smaller one will be the bottom.

Happy Folding!


  1. Thank you for such simple and clear instructions, I will use to show my community group how to make the box - be great for gifts.

    1. Sorry for the late reply. I'm glad this was useful! Enjoy!

  2. So Clear ! It was super fun to make one. Thanks! :)