How to Make Paper Boxes
Be prepared to make magic happen as I teach you how to make paper boxes. Ok it's not exactly magic, but it's pretty darn cool how you can take a piece of paper and with a few calculated folds, turn it into a box that you can actually use. Imagine that! All you had was a flat piece of paper, then Abracadabra! You have a box!
Learning how to make paper boxes is not difficult at all. Simply follow the instructions and pictures and you'll be able to make some. After the box, I'll show you how to make the lid also.
|Step 1: Start with a square piece of origami paper. If you only have regular 8.5x11 paper, follow these instructions to make a square sheet.|
|Step 2: Fold the paper in half from top edge to bottom edge, then unfold.|
|Step 3: Fold in half again from left to right, then unfold.|
|Step 4: Fold all four corners to the center.|
|Step 5: Rotate the paper so it becomes a square.|
|Step 6: Fold the top and bottom edge to the center, then unfold.|
|Step 7: Unfold the top and bottom triangles.
Click "Next" to continue learning how to make paper boxes.
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