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Exploring Origami


Let's Make Origami!

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Box

Level: Medium


  1. 1

    Fold the paper in half upwards to make a triangle, and again horizontally to make a smaller triangle.

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  2. 2

    Insert a finger into the flap and pull outward, folding the front of the paper to form a diamond.

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  3. 3

    Flip over and repeat step 2 for the other side.

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  4. 4

    Fold the corners down so the edges meet at the center.

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  5. 5

    Insert a finger into the flaps and fold them out to create shapes like kites.

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  6. 6

    Flip over and repeat steps4 and 5 for the other side.

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  7. 7

    Open up the sides on the front and back, covering up the kite shapes you just created.

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  8. 8

    Fold the corners down again so the edges meet at the center.

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  9. 9

    Flip over and repeat.

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  10. 10

    Fold the bottom corner up and unfold right away.

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  11. 11

    Fold the front and back peaks down.

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  12. 12

    Open up the sides on the front and back, covering up the peaks you just folded down.

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  13. 13

    Repeat step 11 for the two peaks you have exposed.

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  14. 14

    Insert your fingers in the top and push up on the bottom to form the "floor."

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  15. 15

    You're done! Here's a box to hold all kinds of little things.

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