Origami Instructions: Collapsible Box (traditional model)

Origami Instructions: Collapsible Box (traditional model)

in this video I’m going to show you how to fold a collapsible box I’ve also seen it referenced as a water dish or as or e-soo it’s a traditional design and it’s very simple to fold now if you want this box to have a square base you need to start with a sheet of paper that has a ratio of three by two so for example if your paper has a length of 15 centimeters it should be 10 centimeters high or in inches that would be six inches by four inches then the resulting model will have a base length of five centimeters or two inches and when expanded a height of two and a half centimeters or one inch you can also use other ratios the folding sequence will be the same but then the base will not be square essentially the base will be one-third wide of the initial length of the paper and this height minus one-third of this length will be the other length of that of that base so it’s one third of the length and then the actual height minus one third of the length is this distance so you can easily use office paper so in the US and Canada that would be letter size and probably everywhere out in the world that’s a sized for example a4 I’ve used if you want to make a box that contains a specific size of paper just remember that if the length of the piece to contain is say one unit then you need to have a length of three units right along here and plus a little bit so that it has a bit of space to move so let’s start folding I’m going to fold this model with the color side up and the white on the bottom to get the color inside the model and white in the outside because I think that has a nicer effect you can choose to do it differently first we need to divide the length into thirds and because you can work with any ratio you really want to and let’s just do a very approximate third by twisting the paper like in and let’s see an S shape can we put this into an S like that so that’s an S shape and then you just want to squeeze it so that the edge of creating here aligns with this raw edge and the edge you will be creating here aligns with that edge so you can just try to balance these lengths out until you’re relatively happy it doesn’t need to be exact but try to go relatively precisely so I’m okay with this accuracy just going to pinch on each side like so and then with the color side up we’re going to take one of the edges and fold to one of those pinch marks we created so we’re folding in one-third like so then rotate and take the raw edge and bring it to the edge you just created like so this is probably not the folding sequence that is best known for this model but it doesn’t create any additional creases which i think is very then take the other raw edge and again bring it in to meet the other edge again folding in a third then rotate and bring the raw edge out to the edge you just created like so now flip over and fold in the corners in a right angle so you’re making a right angle here you might find it easier to get accuracy by point using both points and then aligning the corners in the middle so if you do an angle then the points will not meet but if you work precisely in the correct angle then the two corners will exactly meet so that makes it easier to get precision like so then rotate and do the same thing on the other side taking both corners and precreasing like so then unfold all four corners and inside reverse fold them for this open up the paper like so and then push on that corner right here to bring the paper inside along existing creases like so and again on the other side open up the paper push in the corner and hide it inside rotate and repeat then flip over again and now we want to hide this area inside for this take these two flaps and pull so that the straightens out and then just push the paper inside and then create a new crease right here again on the other side pull apart push in and close and make a new crease right there we’re almost done now just fold over one layer and fold up as far as it go as it goes so that you start a crease right in this point and your line edge with edge and rotate do the same thing on the other side if you didn’t start with a sheet of paper with ratio two by three the edges will not meet here if you use two shorter sheet of paper then right between these two layers there will be a gap if you used a longer sheet then these flaps will overlap and both will work fine so then close again and do the same thing on the other side fold in like so on both sides close up again and then your model is all done

50 thoughts on “Origami Instructions: Collapsible Box (traditional model)

  1. Thanks for showing, I make these for in the garden, put seeds and soil in it so you can directly put these in the ground, the paper rots away and you dop not have to re-pot the new little plants.

  2. Hahah, I actually did it ๐Ÿ˜€ Aside of paper planes and a frog, I can't make anything cool out of paper. Thanks for the vid ๐Ÿ™‚
    Oh yeah, the box also makes a quite good hat. harhar

  3. True, there are sound problems because I accidentally said "2 by 1" rather than "2 by 3". Unfortunately, the voice sounds quite different than the rest. I maxed out the volume of the mouse over, but it's still more quiet than the rest.

  4. Try compressing and equalising until it fit's. For example with Nero or Audacity.
    Best way would be Steinberg Nuendo but one license costs about 900โ‚ฌ for educational version and private version about 1.800โ‚ฌ. ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Actually, I don't think the slight audio difference is that disrupting. I don't think I'll reupload this video because of it. Thanks for the advice, though.

  6. Wow, really fast answer. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Yes, you can understand it well anyways. So whatever.. I'll try the figure the next days. ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. I remember trying to make a world record size of this box. It was one foot high when pulled out, 10 feet long and one foot wide. The base was one foot by one foot. Unfortunately, it was not recognized by the GWRA, and it was all in vain.

  8. re: foldsomething's box – uses more paper for a smaller box and there are excess creases along the base. It does provide a locking mechanism, however, and more surfaces for displaying double-sided paper to greater effect.

    I suppose it depends on what effect you are going for, but they each have their good points and bad points ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. I would have never guessed! =)

    Off topic: Do you know Robin Scholz? He was on our origami convention in Prague last Saturday, I only knew him from the internet before. =)

  10. I'm trying to figure out what size paper I should start with to make this Origami box with a finished size inside of 4" x 5 1/2." Could you tell me so I can get started, please?

  11. Start with a sheet that's 16.5" x 9.5" for a box with a height of 2 3/4", or with a sheet that's 12" x 9.5" for a box with height 2".

  12. thank you so much i love your vid they are awesome! oh and i love your accent my dad was in germany for 8 year's

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