Friday-gami: Saturday Edition

One day late is not as bad as one week.  😛  Today we are back to a square piece of paper for our folding fun!  We will be making a box this week that can be used as storage for small things like paper clips. If you don’t remember how to turn a rectangle into a square, check this out for a refresher.





So without further ado, let us begin!


1. Starting out with your square, fold diagonally both ways.

2. Then fold each corner in toward the center.

3. Your end product will look like this.

4. With one side parallel to you, fold the left and right edges to the center, then unfold.  You will be left with two creases as shown in the picture.

5. Without rotating the model, unfold the left and right “triangles” so you have two points on either side.

6. Now fold the bottom and top edges in toward the center.  The model will become skinnier.

7. Here I am pointing at the two squares you will be folding next.  You will also need to do the same folds to the squares directly above these two.



8. I have a partial crease to show what your fold will create. 9 and 10 show “in progress” pictures.

11. This is how the fold will look. You will see an intersection where my finger is pointing.  You do NOT fold past this point.  Only fold the lower half.

12. This is how it will look when finished.

13. Do the same at the top, except the fold will look opposite, going from the bottom left to the top right.

14. Doing the same on the opposite side, your model should look like this now.



15. Unfold what you had done in step 6.  I know, pretty far back. It’s where you folded the model to make it skinnier. Unfold those two so they are at 90 degree angles to the bottom (or the surface you are folding on). The crease I am pointing at is what you just created in steps 8 – 14. These are the most important folds at this point.

16. Looking from this angle, you can see there is an “x” in the middle and a triangle on top. The triangle will become part of the bottom of the box.

17. Using the pre-existing crease, you can push in the sides toward the middle of the “x”  and the model should start to sort of collapse by itself.

18. This is half way done.

19. Keep pulling all the parts together so they lay right on top of each other.

20. Almost done!

21. The middle of the “x” will fold over and the triangle part will become part of the bottom.

22. First side is all done!



23. Okay, so maybe that was a bit difficult to catch the first time around. So here it is again, but on the other side. Push the sides toward the middle and you will see the model collapses by itself.

24. Once you have everything flat, look at the outside. Here is the “x”. There is a fold that goes through the middle of it. Use that as a guide and fold the entire side in half. Push the triangle in so the point is right at the middle.

26. All done!


This week was a bit more difficult. Just keep at it. Practice makes perfect! And now that you’re finished, you have a place for all those stray paper clips.  🙂  As always, don’t forget to leave me something if you are stuck or confused at any point.


Until next time…


~ Kristen


About Three Handed Mommy

Mother of one, wife to one. Hoping for more children in the future but so far I'm a three handed mommy. One hand is in school, another in loving my family, the last is on here (and all that comes with it). I love origami and I doodle once in a blue moon. Maybe I will share some drawings, both old and new. I have a slight obsession with Hatake Kakashi, Batman, rubber duckies, pandas, and Pokemon. Then again, my obsession may prove to be more than slight on more than one occassion...don't judge. :P Since this is new and all to me, please bear with me while I find my rhythm and posting habits. Hope you enjoy what I put up here! Feel free to pin anything unless stated otherwise in a post. :)

Posted on April 12, 2014, in DIY, Friday-gami, Origami and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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