Origami "Takeout" Container




Introduction: Origami "Takeout" Container

Create an origami container that resembles a takeout container.

Materials needed-I recommend a 6-9 inch square this will work just fine with copy paper. I don't recommend thin wrapping paper.

Step 1: Step One

Take your square and fold in half on the diagonal. Open it up and fold the other diagonal.

Step 2: Step Two

Fold in half lengthwise, but only crease on the outer edges. Open it up rotate the paper 90 degrees and do the same thing.

Step 3: Step Three

Take the bottom edge and fold to the crease mark in the middle. Make a crease mark on the outer edges. Do this for the other three edges.

Step 4:

Fold the bottom edge up to the first crease mark (its a quarter mark) and crease on the outer edges. Do this on all four sides.

Step 5:

What you are creasing now is going the be the bottom of the container. Take the bottom edge and fold it up to the highest crease mark. You are only going to crease between the diagonal crease marks as shown. Do this on all four sides.

Step 6: Step 6

This is what it should look like.

Step 7:

Pinch the diagonal crease to the center square.

Step 8: Step 8

take the diagonal and fold it over to the center crease line and make a new crease in the paper behind. Do the same thing to the other diagonal on this same side.

Step 9: Step 9

This is what step 8 looks like from the inside.

Step 10: Step 10

Fold the flaps over the edge and then undo.

Step 11: Step 11

Fold the little tips over each other and tuck into the pocket.

Step 12: Step 12

Tips tucked in.

Step 13: Step 13

Fold tip down to the center crease line.

Step 14: Step 14

Open pocket and fold in on original creases from step 10

Step 15: Step 15

Step 13 finished. Now complete steps 6-13 on the other side.

Step 16: Step 16

This is what the container currently looks like.

Step 17: Last Step If You Want

You can leave this as is, but if you want Underneath the side lies a fold crease. Gently pinch down the crease. The line goes from the vertex at the top to the related vertex at the base. Refer to the next picture for help if needed.

Step 18: Finished

This is the finished container. The first was done out of a foil square this purple one is out of vellum.

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    11 years ago on Introduction

    I didn't understand steps 1-5...but I have a box! It just needs tape...and it's super flimsy. :I


    13 years ago on Introduction

    this is more like a science project than origami.... cool though!


    13 years ago on Introduction

    Added to the growing collection of origami containers on top of my computer. Now I just need some small items to keep in them- perhaps business cards or post-it notes?


    13 years ago on Introduction

    Just yesterday I was wishing I knew a little origami to make a bowl for chips at work since all I had access to were newspapers...


    13 years ago on Introduction

    awesome end product. The steps could be a little clearer though, the glare on the paper is sort of confusing. Good work either way.