Origami Hexagonal Boxes are very simple to make and make for pretty gifts. Follow this quick instructable to learn how to easily makes these boxes.
Step 1: Gather Your Material
You will require:
- Two A4 sheets of paper from which you will make the box. Ideally it is preferred if you use thick paper, but make sure it is not very stiff. 100-120 GSM usually works great. This paper can either be printed on both sides, or plain on one side and textures/printed on the other, like the one I have used
- A cutting mat
- A scale
- A cutter or something similar for scoring
- A printer
- Fevicol (Optional)
Step 2: Print the Template
Print the template called Origami Box Top on the back of the paper you are using, so the front side is undamaged.
In case you are not able to do so, print the template out on normal copy paper. Using that, we will create our scoring lines on the paper from which we are making the box.
Step 3: Start Scoring
Once your paper is ready, begin scoring on all the lines using any sharp object and a ruler. You can use an empty pen, a led pencil, back of you cutter etc. Just make sure you do not cut through the paper.
In case you are using a copy paper on the top of your printed paper, double scoring is advisable. It is alright if your copy paper gets torn in the process.
Step 4: Start Folding
Once the paper is well scored, start folding. All the dotted lines are valley folds, i.e. folded inwards. The continuous lines are all mountain folds, i.e. folded outwards. Just fold along all the scored lines one by one, and cut along the 4 edges to trim your template
Step 5: Fold the Flaps
First fold the flaps from both the sides as shown.
Step 6: Twist It
Now comes the most crucial step: Twist the Box. Holding the flaps from both the sides, start pressing the triangles inside. The final result is something like this.
Step 7: Turn It
Now we need to close the flaps. Turn the box by 180 degrees.
Step 8: Tuck in the Flaps
Since this is a traditional origami box, no glue is required. But you can always use it as an extra measure. To close the flaps, simply lift the paper of one flap slightly and tuck in the other flap.
Step 9: Repeat
Do the same with the other side too. Remember, this is a symmetric box so the plain flap will come on the top on one side and the printed will come on top on the other.
Step 10: Similarly, Make a Bottom
Your box is ready. You can similarly create a base for your box.
Step 11: Done
Your box is ready.