Intro: Paper Balloon
Hi! this is my first instructable and I think this is a fun little project that all you need is a sheet of computer paper, and some scissors. The final product is a little paper cube or a "balloon" that you can play with. also a great time waster to make in school(Plus, you can make a maraca out of it).
Step 1: Fold the Paper
Take your sheet of paper and fold it diagonally and line it up with the other edge (just like you are making a paper snowflake) and cut off the excess paper on the edge(save this piece if you want to make a maraca). Unfold the newly square sheet and then fold the sheet the opposite way ( so you have a sheet with two creases crossing each other in the middle.
Step 2: The 1st Sorta-hard Step
this is hard to explain, but you have to take your paper square and fold two sections so they turn in and look like the diagram does ( the regular view makes it look like a triangle), with two sides turned in. Press down hard on the triangle to make the flaps inside fold down.
Step 3: Make the Diamond Shape
Take your triangle and fold both sides up to the top so now there is a " diamond" shape where the triangle used to be. If you have no Idea about what I am saying, look at the diagram
Step 4: The 2nd Sorta-hard Step
now, fold in the two end edges( again, observe the diagram), and now comes the tricky part. On both of the folded in flaps, there is a small pocket. Take the paper folds by both of these pockets and tuck them in ( this is crucial). repeat steps 3&4 an the other side.
Step 5: Youre Almost Done
Finally! now you are basically finished. Take your soon to be box and blow it up at the hole on one side.BEHOLD! you have a box. (if you want to make a maraca, tear up a strip of paper, stick it in the hole in the box and put in a pencil and annoy people with it)