Introduction: Classic Origami Box

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This origami model is one of those ones that pretty much anyone who does origami should make at some point. The Classic Origami Box is very simple to make but results in an impressive and useful little box for holding stuff, yay! 

Video for the clicking-averse people out there:

Step 1: Materials

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Whatchu need:
-one slice of square paper

Step 2:

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Fold the paper in half each way and unfold to get 4 smaller squares.

Fold each corner in to the center.

Fold the right and left sides in to meet at the middle then unfold. 

Step 3:

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Unfold the left and right corners. 

Fold the top and bottom in to meet at the middle.

Fold the left side up and the right side down along the creases that are already there then unfold. 

Fold the left side down and the right side up along the creases that are already there then unfold. 

Step 4:

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Open up the top and bottom to a 90 degree angle to the base. 

Bring up the left side, lining up the tip with the base of the box.

Bring up the right side, lining up the tip with the base of the box. 

Fill with stuff you like. 


Lady1238 (author)2017-12-24

Bout' how big is it?

juro8473 made it! (author)2017-10-02

It's really cool now i could put my other origami inside of origami.

BurritoD (author)2017-09-08

This is super helpful, thank you!

GamingAlex1108 (author)2017-08-07

yay yah

Ethan1023 (author)2017-07-31

Someone has too many LEGO levers...

DorH (author)2017-05-21

i made it

365cre8 (author)2017-05-19

Great instructions. I loved making this again after so long ago. Thanks for the pictures that show the steps clearly.

goofy54 (author)2017-05-09

I actually made it this when I was 8 years.

Teamxtreme (author)2017-03-15


bloom101 (author)2016-12-06

can they be bigger?

janknez (author)bloom1012016-12-30

Yes, they can be bigger. Use bigger paper.

AgentBubbly2016 (author)2016-11-21

Me likes it soo much!! :D ??????????????

AgentBubbly2016 made it! (author)2016-11-21


AshleyJ72 made it! (author)2016-11-21

Really easy to make and the pictures were helpful to follow! ^-^

Kad1357 (author)2016-09-22

Great, easy to follow instructions. Thank you!

AstroCatz made it! (author)2016-06-04


shiny301 (author)2016-05-11

luv it

BerniceT1 (author)2016-04-29

OMG!!!!! The last time I tried it, the paper was torn.

But now I made it!!!!!

PurpleHopper (author)2016-03-25

Help Me!!

I'm Stuck on the number 4!!

NatalieM46 (author)2016-03-09

Thanks! I forgot how to make a box, so I searched it up. This is a different but easier way to make a box than the original way I used! Thanks again~ >v<

rissaface (author)2016-01-05

Easy and Fun, Thanks!

AstroCatz made it! (author)2016-01-05

Woohoo,Yay! I made It and it was easy!

IñakiA made it! (author)2015-12-22

I did it. i did it. Yay!

MoniqueJ made it! (author)2015-11-26

awesome! Thanks!

ShubhanginiD (author)2015-11-21

This is so much better than the other way to do this! The last step was made a lot easier! Thanks a lot!

Ava Bri made it! (author)2015-10-31

It's pretty easy

Moisés4444 (author)2015-09-26

fica uma bosta

barkingdogbraclets (author)2015-08-29

by difficulty would you say this is a 1 2 or 3 (3 being hard!)

gwpl made it! (author)2015-08-23

Simple, Classic Box - I attach picture, how I made 4 to sort currencies after travelling.

Musab EfeA made it! (author)2015-05-11

I FINNALY made it on my 3rd try :DDD

WAFFLES99 (author)2015-05-05

this is cool I am a origami fan sooo....

madviking made it! (author)2015-04-04

sorry angle of camera now isn't good but I made it sherrycayheyhey was awsome for thinking to upload this

madviking (author)2015-04-04

israelgutierrez5 made it! (author)2015-02-24

I finally made it

Loaf Of Bread (author)2015-01-29

You sure do have a lot of those levers, but the box is pretty cool.

ryan-dubeau made it! (author)2014-12-29


Muhaiminah Faiz made it! (author)2014-11-29

Easy to make and really useful! Finally I have something to keep all my beads organized ^_^

frogWCS (author)2013-10-22


jessyho862013 (author)2012-07-05

it is so cool how r make that

softapu (author)2012-07-01

its coool

TinkerJim (author)2012-06-30

Great Instructable - very well done indeed ! Thanks for publishing it !!

Thanks for liking it ;)

toezar00 (author)2012-06-29


Now i can add origami box to my origami collection.


ur the true origami ninja

sherrycayheyhey (author)toezar002012-06-30

oooh, origami ninja, I like that :)

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-06-28

Awesome! Nothing better than a nice box :) And you have a lot of those LEGO lever things!

you don't even know...


haha, awesome

and thanks :)

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