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A very cute origami project that is easy to make is a star box. All you will need is a sheet of origami paper, or any square sheet of paper if you don't have any origami paper. Just so you know, the pictures may be easier to understand than the instructions.

Step 1: The First Folds

First, fold the paper in half so the colored side is showing. Then unfold it and fold it in half the other way. Unfold that and then fold the paper diagonally so that the inside (the white) is showing. Unfold (once again) and lay the paper down with the white side up.

Step 2: The Hardest Fold in This Whole Project

Orient the paper as shown in the picture and push down in the center where all of the folds meet so the left and right corners come up a little. Then pull those corners to the bottom corner and push down the top corner to match up with the bottom one. See the pictures for help. You should end up with a diamond shape that is open on the bottom and closed at the top.

Step 3: Fold the Corners In

Fold the right or left corner in so it lines up with the center of the diamond, and then do the same to whichever corner you did not fold yet. Then flip the whole thing over and do the exact same thing on the other side.

Step 4: Squish the Corners Down

Open up the top of the corner fold a little bit and flatten it down into a triangle shape. Do the same thing to the other corner and other side of the paper.

Step 5: Flip and Fold

You will notice that there are two sides that you have not folded yet. Take the left and right sides and fold them in towards the middle like you did in Step 3.

Step 6: Open Your Star Box!

Stick your fingers in the top and carefully spread apart the paper so the box opens up. Fold down to points of the star so they are nice and parallel with your table/floor/working surface. You are done! These boxes are good for storing little things like buttons, pins, candy, ect.

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<p>these are the best instructions i've seen</p>
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<p>Love this! :)</p>
It works good as a wager jar.
<p>i needed to show my class how to make something and i found this on instructables so thank you.</p>
<p>I remember making this as a child. Thanks for a walk down memory lane! </p>

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