A variation of the origami box, which resembles a small Japanese traditional box. This model is perfect for wrapping small but important gifts, or for storing, for example, stationery. Creating a box in the technique of origami is quite simple, so you can safely take up the task together even with small children. Here are the step-by-step instructions for a simple Japanese box.

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Start by folding the Blintz base. This base is commonly used in origami and has a separate page with instructions.

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Unfold the paper after you have folded the “Pancake”.

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Fold in the 4 corners following the directions in the picture.

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Fold the 4 corners again.

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Turn the paper over.

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Lay the paper so that you get a square.

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Then fold the top and bottom halves to the center.

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After completing the steps, unfold the paper.

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Fold the right and left sides so that they come together in the center.

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Take the top flap on the right side and move it to the left.

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Fold the top and bottom corners on the right diagonally as shown.

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Now transfer both flaps from left to right.

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Now fold the top and bottom corners from the left diagonally as shown.

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Transfer only the top flap from the right side to the left side.

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Now comes the fun part – shape our origami box! Open the paper with your fingers and smooth it out on all sides.

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Magic! You now have a little origami box. Or maybe several and in different sizes?

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