(Disclaimer: I know you're supposed to use origami paper but I didn't have any close by so I just used regular colored paper)
Heyy I'm Cheli_xx and I am a 10th grade engineering student at the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders(I know, mouthful right?) But anyways I'm doing a project and I had to make an instructable on something I knew how to do well. So I was thinking to myself "Hmm I'm not really good any at anything" but then I remembered that I could make a little origami box, so I did. Here it is guys. I'm going to teach y'all how to make an origami box.
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Step 1: Get 2 Sheets of Origami Paper
So you need to get not one but two sheets of origami paper, because you want to make the lid right? Of course you do, it wouldn't be a box without it. Also it doesn't matter the color. It's whatever you prefer
Step 2: (Optional) Cut Your Piece of Paper Into a Square
Take a corner from the shortest side of the paper and fold it towards the long side of the paper. It should look like the picture.
When you're done folding, cut off the excess paper at the bottom
(When folding make sure that the edges are lined up perfectly!!)
Step 3: Fold Your Paper Into Squares
Fold your paper in half vertically and then fold in half horizontally
Step 4: Fold the Corners Toward the Center
Step 5: Fold in Half Horizontally
Fold in half horizontally with the corners inside
Step 6: Fold Sides Towards the Middle
Step 7: Pull Two Corners Out From the Center
It should look like the last picture above
Step 8: Push the Corners In
This is where it kind of gets complicated. You are going to push a certain side in and it will create a crease and it should look like the last picture. You are going to repeat in for the other corner you pulled out
Step 9: Push the Flaps Into the Box
You are now complete with the bottom part of the box
Step 10: Repeat Step #3 and #4
Step 11: Fold Horizontally
The lid of the box of course has to be bigger so it can cover the bottom. So when you're done folding horizontally you're going to fold the sides in but leave a little space in the middle. Look at the picture above for an example
Step 12: Repeat Step #7 and #8
Step 13: This Is What the Lid Should Like When You're Done
Step 14: You're Done!!
Hey you did it!! Congrats! Now you have a cute little place to store your things. Have fun don't do too wild! :))