Origami is supposed to be a relaxing activity, I mean there are even books out there entitled Origami for Mindfulness. But having recently attempted to make an origami crane I’d vote otherwise, hah. I think I have a long way to go before I find paper-folding even remotely calming. However, before I gave up, I was successful in making a little box. So today, I thought I’d share with you my simple step-by-step guide in the hopes you can follow along, create your own and fill it with goodies.
Here are the twelve steps to make an origami treat box:
Step one: Fold the paper diagonally both ways. (I’ve used a pencil line to show you were the creases are)
Step two: Fold a corner inwards to meet the centre point.
Step three: Repeat step two for all the corners.
Step four: Unfold the paper refold each side inwards. (Does that even make sense, I dunno?)
Step five: Basically it should look like this.
Step six: Repeat step four but fold top and bottom.
Step seven: Fold the side corners inwards to meet the centre point.
Step eight: Fold the side inwards for a second time.
Step nine: Repeat step eight on both sides. Yay, it is starting to take shape, kinda.
Step ten: This is most probably the trickiest part. You need to create these little triangles by some kinda magic folding. Keep experimenting and you’ll get there.
Step eleven: Once the triangles are in created, fold the flap over and shape into place.
Step twelve: Repeat steps ten and eleven on the final side. Ta-da! Little origami box is complete.
If you make another one, you have the box and a lid. I think I was just lucky that one box fitted inside the other one.
As it’s Easter, I filled my boxes with mini eggs and gave them away as little treats to my family. I also made sure I had a box (or two) for myself, of course. If you made your own box, well done, origami is not the easiest thing. I hope you have all had a lovely Easter and if origami isn’t for you, why not check out my last post on how to make Mini Egg Marshmallow Cakes.
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