3 tiny square pieces of paper are required for the origami triangle box. They can be one-sided since the white side is obscured.
The paper must be very thin, like rice paper. Do not use file folders or cardboard because these materials will not fold easily and will not display well when finished.
There are many ways to fold a paper triangle box. The instructions below show one method that produces a sturdy box that will hold its shape well. You can also fold your paper from flat sides only, or fold along both long edges. There are several variations on how to fold a paper box. Try different methods and see which one works best for you.
It's helpful to have someone help you fold the paper when making it into a box. Have the person who is going to use the box stand back while you fold it so that you don't hurt yourself when pressing down on the paper too hard.
When you're done folding the box, open it up by lifting up each corner in turn. Make sure you've got all the layers lined up properly before closing it up again.
Covered Origami Box Step 1: Place a 6-inch (15-cm) square of origami paper, color side down, on a flat surface. Covered Origami Box Step 2: Fold the paper in half horizontally and vertically. Fold and crease neatly. Covered Origami Box Step 3: Bring the four corners together towards the middle. Crease firmly to seal the box. Covered Origami Box Step 4: Use additional squares of paper to cover the sides and bottom of the box.
This is how you make a covered origami box. You can use any size or shape of paper for covering your box. However, it is recommended that you use small, uniform pieces of paper so that they fit tightly over the box without leaving any gaps between them.
Paper covers are easy to make but difficult to open! When you wrap your box in paper, always fold the top corner under first and then roll up the rest of the paper to secure it. This will help when you want to re-use the cover by just unfolding the top corner and rolling back up again!
You can also write anything you like on your box cover using markers or paint. This will allow you to show off your personality! As long as you don't write in ink, you should be able to peel the cover off later with no trouble at all.
Have fun playing around with different shapes and sizes of paper! You can use covered origami boxes as gifts.
Let's make some origami!
A Skeleton Hand Made of Origami
Begin with a color-side-down square of origami paper. Create a valley fold and then unfurl. Now, for both the top and bottom half of the paper, form valley folds at around the 1/3 line, as indicated. Then, as illustrated on the top right corner flap, draw a valley fold. Unfold it back to the original position.
Now, follow the same steps but on the opposite side. You should now have two identical car flaps. Join them together by inserting a toothpick into the center hole, as shown.
Fold the paper in half again, this time aligning the colored sides together. Fold it in half once more so that you have a triangle. Unfold it.
Fold the tip down so that it lies on the paper surface. Fold the tail up so that it stands up out of the paper plane.
Open up the paper plane so that the car is ready to drive away.
Here's how it works: First, roll the car along its longitudinal axis to create a snake-like shape. Next, turn it over so that the colored side is facing up. Finally, unroll it so that the car flattens out into its original shape.
The possibilities are limited only by your imagination!
Have fun folding cars!
Origami Hat Assembly Instructions
1. paper The only actual necessity for origami is paper. There are other varieties of origami paper, but for beginners, the conventional thin sort (available in craft stores) is ideal. Other materials can be used instead, such as cloth, paracord, and old book pages. However, these alternatives will not fold as nicely or hold their shape as well as paper.
2. scissors You will need sharp, clean scissors for cutting your paper.
3. glue Of all the ingredients, this is the one you should use the most efficiently. Glue is super-convenient because it sticks things together quickly and easily; also, it's very flexible so it can be used with a wide variety of papers and shapes. There are many different types of glue available, including rubber cement, clear tape, and spray adhesive.
4. pencil/marker/chalk You'll need something to draw on your paper with. Markers are useful because they can be colored whatever you want without leaving a mark when they run out of ink. Pencils can be used instead if you prefer.
5. flat surface These days, almost everyone has space in their home office that they don't use!
Steps Spread the origami paper out on a flat surface. The optimal surface is a table. Place your thumbs and fingers at the beginning and end of the crease you want to form. Fold the paper behind you and squeeze the fold in. Smooth out any creases that have formed. The mountain (or reverse) fold has now been formed. Finished.