How to make an Origami Star Masu Box

  • 01 of 07

    Origami Star Masu Box Instructions

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    Chrissy Pk

    Fold a pretty variation of the traditional origami masu box. This one has the flaps on the outside, which makes it look like a star. 

    This is an intermediate level origami, if you have folded the original origami masu box, you should have no trouble with this one.

    You'll need one sheet of square paper for this box, it's nice if you have paper that has a different color or pattern on each side, such as this type of paper.

    If you don't have any fancy origami paper, check out this article...MORE on different kinds of paper that you can use that you have around the house.

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  • 02 of 07

    Origami Star Masu Box Instructions - Step 1

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    Chrissy Pk

    1. Start by fold the paper in half, top to bottom and left to right so that you have central point.

    2. Now fold one of the corners to the central point.

    3. Continue folding the corners to the central point and then rotate the paper.

    4. Fold the top and the bottom edge to the central point.

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  • 03 of 07

    Origami Star Masu Box Instructions - Step 2

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    Chrissy Pk

    5. Unfold the top and bottom.

    6. Now fold the left and the right edges to the central point.

    7. Unfold them and this is what you should have.

    8. Flip the paper over to the other side.

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  • 04 of 07

    Origami Star Masu Box Instructions - Step 3

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    Chrissy Pk

    9. Fold the paper diagonally - fold the bottom right corner up to the top left corner, and then fold the bottom left corner up to the top right corner. You can avoid creasing the square in the middle, for a neater result.

    10. Flip the paper over to the other side.

    11. Unfold the top flap back up, and align the crease with the top edge of the layer behind.

    12. Now fold the other flaps in the same way.

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  • 05 of 07

    Origami Star Masu Box Instructions - Step 4

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    Chrissy Pk

    13. Fold the flaps behind.

    14. This what you should have.

    15. Unfold the left and right flaps.

    16. Fold the top and bottom flaps to the centre.

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  • 06 of 07

    Origami Star Masu Box Instructions - Step 5

    origami star masu box
    Chrissy Pk

    17. Now you can assemble the box by folding the right side up, and opening the top and bottom flaps upwards.

    18. Straighten out the creases.

    19. You can see there are little pockets on either side.

    20. Fold the right side over and into the little pockets.  It might take a few attempts to get both of the flaps inside the pockets, but if you curve the corners in at the same time, they will pop in.

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  • 07 of 07

    Origami Star Masu Box Instructions - Step 6

    origami star masu box
    Chrissy Pk

    21. Flatten out the folds.

    22. Now do the same with the left side of the box.

    23. Here you can see both flaps going into the pockets.

    And now it's finished. You can leave the flaps as they are, stick them down or pull them up to produce different looks.

    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.

    Check out my blog too if you like these tutorials.