Introduction: Origami Box for Index Cards

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Here's an easy way to recycle paper and organize your index cards at the same time. This origami box is a modification of the one on this site: http://www.origami-fun.com/origami-rectangle-box....

Time:

10 min

Materials:

-regular printer paper

-index card

-scissors

-pen or pencil

Step 1: Fold and Unfold Hot-dog Style

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Fold and unfold the paper along the long side.

Step 2: Fold Both Sides Towards the Centerline

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Step 3: Fold the Edge at the Center Line on the Back

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Fold the two flaps outward and in half and make sure the edges align.Turn the paper over

Step 4: Fold Edges Toward Center

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Step 5: Fold Left Corner

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Make sure bottom edge of corner touches the rightmost crease.

Step 6: Fold Corner Under

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On the top band of the folded corner, fold the corner under the band.

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Step 9: Draw Line

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Line up an index card with the top of the paper. Draw a line at the bottom of the card.

Step 10: Fold Bottom Up to Line

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Make sure the bottom of the band lines up with the line you drew in step 9.

Step 11: Fold Back

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Fold the right side of the corner back so that the edge lines up with the right crease. Also, fold up the bottom.

Step 12: Unfold

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Mark the crease created in step 11

Step 13: Cut Along the Crease From Step 12.

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Step 14: Repeat Steps 5-7

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5. Fold corner to crease on right

6.Tuck corner of top band under.

7. Fold the right corner up and under

Step 15: Tuck Point Under

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Step 16: Form Box

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Crease the base of the box and pull edges upward until it forms a box.

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