Origami Paper Box

Origami ori meaning "folding", and gami meaning "paper"; is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. The goal of this art is to transform a flat sheet of material into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques, and as such the use of cuts or glue are not considered to be origami. The number of basic origami folds is small, but they can be combined in a variety of ways to make intricate designs. In general, these designs begin with a square sheet of paper whose sides may be different colors or prints. And the basic folds are easy for my little princess to fold I thought :).

As my little princess loves playing with papers, folding and cutting, thought origami was a good idea for a nice craft. We had done lots of origami stars long before blogging and the origami box was the next thing that came into my mind.

Almost any laminar material can be used for folding; the only requirement is that it should hold a crease. There were lots of those glossy papers from the advertisement and offers in our paper rack, we used them to make the boxes.

My little princess enjoyed doing the boxes, we ended up doing a loads of them and used them as organizers.

Here's the step by step instruction on how to make a traditional origami box. The image is courtesy of Origami-Fun.


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