Saturday, June 27, 2009

How to Make Origami Box Light Covers

We had a fun evening folding these simple box models that slip easily onto miniature lights. Just be careful not to put these on lights that get too hot.

Begin with a square sheet of paper - we were using the standard 150 mm x 150 mm, approx. 6" x 6"

1 – Fold square paper in half diagonally wrong sides together, unfold

2- Repeat diagonal fold creating crossing crease, remember wrong sides together unfold

3 - Fold paper in half wrong sides together, unfold reverse that fold so the paper is now wrong sides together.

4 - Bring fold corners together to the inside of the paper creating a triangle.

5 – Fold each point of the triangle up to the top point, turn over and repeat on other side.

6 – Orient model so the open end points away from you. Fold right and left corner to center. Turn

model over and repeat.

7 – Fold point at top out as shown, then fold back and tuck under flap. Repeat front and back on all 4 points.

8 – Blow into the hole at the top of box to inflate.

It didn't take long at all to fold a whole bunch of these models.

1 comment:

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