Introduction: Rectangular Origami Box

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Sometimes you need a box to hold your stuff. Sometimes you have contents that are more suited to a rectangular box. Folding one of these suckers solves both problems. 

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Step 1:

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Whatcha gonna need:
-one slice of square paper 

Step 2:

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Fold the paper in half and then unfold. 

Fold the left and right sides to the middle crease.

Fold the left and right sides from the center to the outside edge. 

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Flip that bad boy over.

Fold the left and right edges to the center then unfold.

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Bring the bottom left corner  up to the right-most crease line.

Bring the bottom right corner up to the left-most crease line.

Tuck the right side under the left side.

Bring up the bottom triangle tip and fold.

Tuck the triangle tip into the bottom. 

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Repeat all the stuff from Step 4 on the other end. 

Open it up by pushing the colored part. 

Crease the corners to make it beautiful. 

Fill with your junk and enjoy. 


DanielleH49 made it! (author)2016-05-03

I needed a box to put a pair of earrings in, but I didn't want to buy one. This was a great find! I made two!

bmcrumb made it! (author)2015-11-06

I got it to work, but I think that next time I will use thinner paper, as the end folds were pretty bulky when using scrapbooking paper. Still much fun to make. :-)

AwesomeAndeeeee made it! (author)2015-10-27

I wanted it to be white, lol but hey, this is still pretty cool!

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

I made it from A4 without cutting, so it's not from typical square origami page, but final effect is less rectangular, more square and very nice !

Kto6Science made it! (author)2015-07-07

This was great! I needed to make this box with construction paper, because I'm planning to use it in a science project. It was easy, and I think the 2nd graders will be able to make it. Thanks, again.

Kto6Science (author)2015-07-07

I only knew how to make a square box, and now, I know how to make a rectangular one. Thanks!

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