Introduction: Crisp Packet Folding

How to fold a crisp packet into a triangle. Very useful when space is tight, or you can't find a rubbish bin. Compare to Crisp packet Origami where the packet is folded into a square.

Step 1: Empty the Packet

You might like to eat the contents before you fold the packet ;-)

Step 2: Flatten Packet

Step 3: Fold Bottom Left-corner Flush to the Right Hand Edge

Note that it is important that the bottom edge is flush with the right hand edge, otherwise it all goes pear shaped later.

Step 4: Fold Top Edge Over

Fold the top (open) edge down, abutting the edge you just folded over.

Step 5: Fold in Half

Now fold the left half over to the right hand edge. Again, make sure it lines up neatly.

Step 6: Make a Parallelogram

Fold the top right hand corner down to create a parallelogram.

Step 7: Make a Small Traingle

Fold the top left corner over to the right hand edge to create a thick triangle at the top of the packet.

Step 8: Fold Bottom Half Upwards

Now, fold the larger triangle at the bottom upwards - this is going to be inserted into the thicker triangle at the top. In the picture you can see the bottom part is folded over, but sticking up into the air slightly.

Step 9: Get Ready to Fold In

Pick up the packet - you should be able to open up a pocket in the thicker triangle.

Step 10: Fold In

Fold the larger, thinner triangle into the pocket you just found in the smaller, thicker triangle. This can be a bit fiddly.

Step 11: Finished!

You're finished. Beautiful.

Comments

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Grahamwithimps (author)2014-10-06

I've just done this on a bigger scale with my re-usable plastic bags. They're now neat little triangles instead of a big crackly mess. Thank you!

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crjeea (author)2013-06-15

Interesting way of folding it (:
I prefer to do it this way...
1.) Fold it in half long ways. (Bringing the long sides together, so the "crease" would run from top to bottom)
2.) Fold it "long ways" again (See "1.)".
3.) Hold the thin strip you just created horizontally.
4.) Fold the right hand side, along the centre, upwards, toward you, at a forty five degree angle. So that it goes over the top making the over lapping portion form a triangle shape (So that it now forms a right angled "L" shape).
5.) Using the portion of the forty five degree fold that over lap as a guide, fold the end "leg" of the "L" shape, (That went over the top, is now pointing at you.) Back under the bottom of the triangle so it is now a bit shorter and points away from you.
6.) Take the other "leg" end (The now longer one of the two) and do with it the same fold as you did to the other leg in step five.
Fold it back under the "triangle in the middle" using the other leg as a guide. So that it now points right. (You should have now made a little pocket in the centre)
7.) Fold the short "leg" you just created that now points right back over the top and tuck the end of it into the little flap in the centre "triangle portion".
8.) Now fold the "leg" that points up you made earlier over the top of the "triangle" and tuck it into the "flap" in the centre.
9.) Finally fold the right hand corner that is furthest from you over onto the left corner that is closest to you. Diagonally and insert it into the "flap" in the centre to form the triangle.
If you keep all the folds nice and tight it should be nice and neat. (It shouldn't come undone).

PS.
They fly well (:

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NatNoBrains (author)2011-01-18

Been looking how to do this for ages! Thanks!

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