How To Fold – Origami Masu Box – Easy step by step instructions

How To Fold – Origami Masu Box – Easy step by step instructions


Origami with Stephen Watson Masu Box a traditional model take your piece of paper fold it in half side to side take your time and line up the edge press a good crease in Open it up and turn it round fold in half in the opposite direction take your time and line up the edge Press it down – sharp crease open it up – turn over press flat take each corner and fold to the middle get point right on criss cross in middle press it down do the same to all four corners right on the criss cross press it down the third the last one crease them really well you can use a bone folder or the back of a spoon if you want there we go. now we take one edge and fold it into the middle Make sure you are straight on the edge press in your crease turn your paper round fold the other side into the middle so the two edges meet don’t overlap! press it down well like that. open up the two sides push the points back into the middle we take the other two sides and fold those into the middle right on the points in the middle make sure you are straight at the edge crease it well turn it round fold the other side to meet in the middle Like so. this time, when we open out the sides we get hold ot the triangles and pull them out the top and the bottom fold back in on the creases that we have already got like that if you pick it up put your thumbs at the edges give it a push it just wants to be a box push the triangles in and fold your flaps right inside so all four triangles meet in the bottom that will hold the box straight there is the base of the masu box For the lid, we fold in half both directions turn it over fold all four points into the middle crease well this is how we make the lid bigger than the base before we folded the edges to the middle this time when we fold to the middle we leave a gap of about 6mm for a paper size of 20cm for 20cm leave 6mm gap open up the two sides fold the other two sides to the middle leave the same size gap like so crease well like this the rest of the folding is similar to the base open up the two sides pull out the two triangles fold the top and the bottom back in on the creases you have already you will still have the gap in the middle pick up the paper and give it a push it just wants to be a box fold your flaps inside so that all four triangles meet in the bottom give it a crease there is the lid of the masu box one box complete download instructions from www.foldpaper.co.uk art of origami (c) 2009 Captions – Stephen Watson

23 thoughts on “How To Fold – Origami Masu Box – Easy step by step instructions

  1. Did you turn the paper over after the first two creases? This will help the box pop into shape later on. Make sure all your folds are nice and sharp. Hope this helps.
    Stephen

  2. Wonderful instructions! We were trying to follow instructions in a book but this is really helpful. You also sound like my father-in-law from Hull. Thank you!

  3. This is cool! Thanks:)
    Can you make a 2 piece, tiny, match box (rectangular) shape- a drawer that can slide all the way through?

  4. yeah it's easy and it's useful for holding things with only a paper. No other tolls you need, just a hand and a paper.Thanks for your teaching. I made few sets in home to hold rubbers and for decorations.

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