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Easy Origami Long Box Instructions
Learn how to make a quick and easy long origami box! Use as drawer organisers, pencil boxes, store small items or use as a gift box. Simple step by step instructions.
This simple box is a great starting model for kids and beginners and only takes a few minutes. This box is also very easy to remember once learnt.
This traditional origami box is a quick way to make a gift box for jewellery, a watch, or make bigger ones to make useful sections inside drawers for cutlery, socks or stationary items.
This... origami box will need some glue or sticky tape if you'd like it to be sturdy, this is a traditional origami model, which doesn't specify glue, but it's an assumption!
You'll need one sheet of square paper for each box.
Try and use paper that is not too thin, perhaps use thicker gift-wrap or thin card.
For some fun origami paper alternatives, click here.
For a sturdier long origami box with a hinged lid, check out the Origami Pencil Box InstructionsContinue to 2 of 5 below.
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Easy Origami Long Box Instructions - Step 1
1. Start white side up. This side will not be visible from the top or underneath.
2. Fold the paper in half, pinching only the edges to make small marks.
3. Unfold, you can see the little pinches.
4. Fold the both the left and right edges to the pinch marks you just made.
(this is called a 'cupboard' base)Continue to 3 of 5 below.
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Easy Origami Long Box Instructions - Step 2
5. Rotate the paper so that it is lengthways.
6. Fold the bottom edge to the middle.
7. Fold the top edge to the middle.
8. Flip the model over to the other side.Continue to 4 of 5 below.
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Easy Origami Long Box Instructions - Step 3
9. Fold all four corners in.
10. Flip the model to the other side.
11. Fold the points inwards, using the flaps as a guide line.
12. This what you should have.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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Easy Origami Long Box Instructions - Step 4
13. Unfold the ends.
14. Refold them as shown.
15. You will need to use some sticky tape or glue to make them solid.
The model is done, to make a lid, do the same again. If the paper is thick, use paper that is about 2mm smaller. For example, 15 x 15 cm for the lid and 14.8 x 14.8 cm for the bottom.
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial!
I run a youtube channel called Paper Kawaii, if you like origami, I think you'd like it so click here to have a look.