I have always been meaning to put another origami tutorial so here it is! How to make a very simple Origami box. It's a great little idea very simple and well it's a box, everyone can always use a box.
Well let's get started... choose an origami paper (this can be done with any type of paper, even newspaper or recycled paper) Cut it into a square like above. The size of the paper also determines the size of the box. So the bigger the paper the bigger the box.
Okay flip it so the blank part faces you and fold it in half. Remember the KEY to origami is straight tight creases!
Now take a corner of the rectangle and fold it down. DO it to all four corners and it should look like the above picture.
Now fold the remaining flaps over the triangles like above and make sure it's nice and neatly creased.
Now here's the slightly tricky part slip one finger underneath the fold and lift it up. Crease the corner and it becomes the corner of the box.
It should lift straight up and see where the arrow points? It outlines one side of the triangle that you need to fold.See easy breezy and you can use all sorts of shapes and sizes to create a multitude of bags that can fit whatever it is you want to put into it. This one is tiny like the size of ring boxes. Also this is absolutely fantastic to do with magazine paper to recycle into useful boxes to give or send to people. You can also make them more sturdy by using varnish or some other fixative/sealant. The great part is that with all the different designs and texture of paper you can make virtually any type of box you want. Oh and if you glue a handle over it, it becomes the perfect Easter basket. Great project to do with kids.
Hope the instructions and pictures are clear! have fun with origami!
Until next time, go take chances, make mistakes and explore! =D