A Tato box is a special storage suitable for keeping small items (candies, lego parts, letters, etc.) in it. This design resembles a flattened box and can be made using the origami technique. If you could not get it right the first time, try again and follow the instructions of this step-by-step master class.

Step 1

Prepare a sheet of paper measuring 15 by 15 cm.

Step 2

Fold the prepared paper in half diagonally.

Step 3

Open the paper to its original state.

Step 4

Fold the left and right sides to the center line.

Step 5

Open the paper again.

Step 6

Repeat the folds of the right and left sides to the center from the other corner.

Step 7

Open the paper and you will see the following result (see photo).

Step 8

Start folding the top two corners along the resulting fold lines. A fold forms in the central part.

Step 9

The resulting fold must be bent to one side.

Step 10

Repeat the same steps on the other side (see the result in the photo).

Step 11

Pull up the small corners in the center.

Step 12

Start opening the bottom of the shape, as in the photo.

Step 13

See a few photos on how to proceed and the shape you should get.

Step 14
Step 15
Step 16

Bend the top flap up along the fold line, then bend the second corner towards it (the result is in the photo).

Step 17
Step 18

Turn the shape over and check the result with the photo.

Step 19

Repeat steps 13-18 on the other side. You should get a figure, as in the photo.

Step 20

Fold the top flap of the figure up (see photo).

Step 21

Lift one of the center flaps and press it against the opposite side.

Step 22

Bend the first top flap towards the center, then lift and flatten it.

Step 23
Step 24

Tuck the central corner of the flap along the fold line.

Step 25

Repeat steps 21 and 24 for the second mini valve.

Step 26

The origami Tato box is ready.

To use it, you need to pull the tips on the right or left. You need to do this at the same time, after which the box will open. Inside, you can place paper clips, small sweets, a declaration of love, or other details!

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