How to Make a Paper Box

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How to Make a Paper Box
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Start with a square piece of paper.

Start with a square piece of paper.

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Fold it in half diagonally.

Fold it in half diagonally.

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Fold it in half on the opposite diagonal.

Fold it in half on the opposite diagonal.

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Open

Open

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Fold in half horizontally.

Fold in half horizontally.

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Fold in half vertically.

Fold in half vertically.

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Open

Open

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Fold each corner into the centre. Ensure your corners meet the centre perfectly.

Fold each corner into the centre. Ensure your corners meet the centre perfectly.

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Fold the bottom edge to the centre line.

Fold the bottom edge to the centre line.

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Open

Open

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Repeat this step on the remaining three sides, opening the fold before completing the next.

Repeat this step on the remaining three sides, opening the fold before completing the next.

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Open

Open

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Next, cut the folds that have been marked in the picture. You do not need to mark these, they have been marked to show them clearly.

Next, cut the folds that have been marked in the picture. You do not need to mark these, they have been marked to show them clearly.

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The folds have been cut.

The folds have been cut.

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Folds are cut.

Folds are cut.

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Turn the paper so the cuts are on the left and right.

Turn the paper so the cuts are on the left and right.

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Next, the tricky part, forming the shape of the box. The folds marked with a solid line will be moved to sit on the dotted line.

Next, the tricky part, forming the shape of the box. The folds marked with a solid line will be moved to sit on the dotted line.

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Forming the first side of the box.

Forming the first side of the box.

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Forming the second side- this is directly opposite the first side.

Forming the second side- this is directly opposite the first side.

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Folding over the last two sides.

Folding over the last two sides.

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Two will make a box with a lid.

Two will make a box with a lid.

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