Classic Origami Box

356,441

119

38

Introduction: Classic Origami Box

This origami model is one of those ones that pretty much anyone who does origami should make at some point. The Classic Origami Box is very simple to make but results in an impressive and useful little box for holding stuff, yay! 

Video for the clicking-averse people out there:

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

Step 1: Materials

Whatchu need:
-one slice of square paper

Step 2:

Fold the paper in half each way and unfold to get 4 smaller squares.

Fold each corner in to the center.

Fold the right and left sides in to meet at the middle then unfold. 

Step 3:

Unfold the left and right corners. 

Fold the top and bottom in to meet at the middle.

Fold the left side up and the right side down along the creases that are already there then unfold. 

Fold the left side down and the right side up along the creases that are already there then unfold. 

Step 4:

Open up the top and bottom to a 90 degree angle to the base. 

Bring up the left side, lining up the tip with the base of the box.

Bring up the right side, lining up the tip with the base of the box. 

Fill with stuff you like. 

21 People Made This Project!

Recommendations

  • Magnets Challenge

    Magnets Challenge
  • Snow Challenge

    Snow Challenge
  • Wearables Contest

    Wearables Contest

38 Discussions

0
bloom101
bloom101

3 years ago

can they be bigger?

0
Alex Madsen
Alex Madsen

Reply 4 months ago

Yes they can just use a bigger square piece of paper

1
janknez
janknez

Reply 3 years ago

Yes, they can be bigger. Use bigger paper.

0
zakbobdop
zakbobdop

5 months ago

You 'gotta love LEGO lever thingies.

0
alan8332
alan8332

1 year ago

i liked the instructions but could you be more detailed next time

0
Lady1238
Lady1238

2 years ago

Bout' how big is it?

0
BurritoD
BurritoD

2 years ago

This is super helpful, thank you!

0
Ethan1023
Ethan1023

2 years ago

Someone has too many LEGO levers...

0
DorH
DorH

2 years ago

i made it

0
365cre8
365cre8

2 years ago

Great instructions. I loved making this again after so long ago. Thanks for the pictures that show the steps clearly.

0
goofy54
goofy54

2 years ago

I actually made it this when I was 8 years.

0
AgentBubbly2016
AgentBubbly2016

3 years ago

Me likes it soo much!! :D ??????????????

0
Kad1357
Kad1357

3 years ago

Great, easy to follow instructions. Thank you!

0
BerniceT1
BerniceT1

3 years ago

OMG!!!!! The last time I tried it, the paper was torn.

But now I made it!!!!!

0
PurpleHopper
PurpleHopper

3 years ago

Help Me!!

I'm Stuck on the number 4!!

0
NatalieM46
NatalieM46

3 years ago

Thanks! I forgot how to make a box, so I searched it up. This is a different but easier way to make a box than the original way I used! Thanks again~ >v<

0
rissaface
rissaface

4 years ago

Easy and Fun, Thanks!