Make an Origami Square Snack Box!

  • 01 of 06

    Make an Origami Square Snack Box

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    Chrissy Pk

    Learn how to make a square origami snack box. This box is tapered at the top, making anything inside stay put. Easy to follow step by step instructions.

    This is a variation of a very popular traditional origami model. You can find the original box (and instructions) here. This time, the box is much neater and you cannot pull apart the box after it's finished.

    You can store or send these boxes flat - for a gift, it's fun for the recipient to pull the box apart themselves. These boxes are...MORE also perfect to use at a party or gathering, make them with festive paper for different occasions.

    You will need one sheet of square paper for this tutorial. Check out some alternative paper you can use if you don't have regular origami paper.

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  • 02 of 06

    Make an Origami Square Snack Box - Step 1

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    Chrissy Pk

    Start by making a square base:

    1.Start with the paper with the final colour or pattern facing up.

    Fold it in half, left to right and top to bottom and unfold.

    2. Flip the paper over to the other side. Fold the paper in half diagonally both ways and unfold.

    3. Flip the paper back over. Pull the left and right corners down, collapsing the top down and flatten it out.

    4. Rotate the model so that the open end is at the top.

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  • 03 of 06

    Make an Origami Square Snack Box - Step 2

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    Chrissy Pk

    5. Fold the top of the front layer down to the bottom. 

    6. Repeat on the back.

    7. Fold the left and right corners together and the same on the back.

    8. Now you have this.

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  • 04 of 06

    Make an Origami Square Snack Box - Step 3

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    9. Fold the top of the front layer down to the bottom and repeat on the back.

    10. Open them back up.

    11. Fold the right side in to the middle. As if you are going to fold the whole thing, but only fold the lower section.

    12. Make sure the bottom of that flap is nicely horizontal.

    13. Let the right side go and repeat on the left.

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  • 05 of 06

    Make an Origami Square Snack Box - Step 4

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    14. Now fold them both to the middle.

    15. Open out the edges against the diagonal flap.

    16. Flatten the top down.

    17. Fold the bottom corner up.

    18. Fold the top corner down.

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  • 06 of 06

    Make an Origami Square Snack Box - Step 5

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    Chrissy Pk

    19. Refold the flap down and insert it underneath the flaps.

    22. This is the result.

    21. Repeat all of that on the back.

    22. Put your hands inside the box, and gently pull the box open. 

    23. Straighten out the edges of the box.

    If you found all that quite tricky, check out this instructional video on youtube, it should help.