Easy Traditional Origami Letter Fold

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    Easy Traditional Origami Letter Fold

    finished origami letter fold
    Chrissy Pk

    A traditional origami letter fold makes an interesting six-sided shape that can be used as an envelope or to slip classmates or loved ones little letters using the note itself.

    This origami uses one sheet of rectangular paper, so you can use letter paper, A4 paper, or just paper ripped out from a notepad. The A4 size we use results in a letter that is 14.8 x 10.5 cm.

    Other useful origami projects include an easy origami business card case or wallet and, another traditional letter fold, the origami square letter fold.

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    Step 1

    origami letter fold step 1
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    1. Start with your paper with the white side, or with the writing side, facing up.

    2. Fold the paper in half, from left to right and then unfold back to the start.

    3. Now you can for the top right corner down diagonally, lining it up with the central crease you just made.

    4. Fold the bottom left corner up diagonally again, lining it up with the central crease.

    Make sure these folds are nice and neat, or you'll end up with some of the message showing up in the middle.

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    Step 2

    easy origami letter fold step 2
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    5. Fold the bottom section up, aligning it with the bottom of the flap above.

    6. Repeat the last step on the top section.

    7. Fold the bottom right corner up to meet the top.

    8. Now you can put the end of the flap underneath the top section.

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    Step 3

    easy origami letter fold step 3
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    9. Bring the top left corner down, aligning with the bottom edge.

    10. Again, put the flap underneath the little triangle there.

    Now it's finished! You can turn it over and use the plain side to write a name or message.