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How to make an origami Fox Box
Learn how to make this quick modular origami 'Fox Box'. Using three pieces of square paper, once you have learnt these simple few folds, it will take you no time to create several of these cool boxes!
Although this is a 'box' it can't easily be opened up after it has been put together, making this model great for gifts like sweets, jewellery and other small gifts.
This origami model is even more perfect to use as a decoration, you can make a lot of them and hang them from some... clear thread, add them to baby mobiles, or make a striking paper display piece.
If you can master folding these, try it with 5 x 5 cm paper, you will get a very small one, which could be lacquered and added to jewellery as a statement bead.
To start with you will need three pieces of square paper, mine were 15 x 15 cm.
You can use plain paper, origami paper, or my favourite is thicker textured paper such as the shine gold paper in the photo above.
One important tip for this model is to fold as precisely as you can, it will make all the difference when you put it together!
If you're new to origami, a great model to start with is the Origami Masu Box.Continue to 2 of 8 below.
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Origami Fox Box - Step 1
If you have a white side to your paper, start off with your paper white side up.
Fold the bottom corner up to the top corner.Continue to 3 of 8 below.
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Origami Fox Box - Step 2
Fold the right corner over to the left corner.
Unfold to the previous position.Continue to 4 of 8 below.
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Origami Fox Box - Step 3
Fold both the bottom right and left corners up to the top.
That's it! You will need to make two more now!Continue to 5 of 8 below.
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Origami Fox Box - Step 4
Now that you have three of the modules, line them up like in #7.
Open one up as shown and refold the centre crease.
Do this to all three of them, this is to make it easier to assemble.Continue to 6 of 8 below.
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Origami Fox Box - Step 5
Pick up two of the modules and insert the tail ends of the first one into the top 'no tail' pocket of the second.Continue to 7 of 8 below.
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Origami Fox Box - Step 6
Now insert the tail ends of the second module into the third ones 'pocket'.
Now it is time to push them together making the model 3-dimentional, you can now insert the third one's 'tails' into the first one's pocket.Continue to 8 of 8 below.
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Origami Fox Box - Step 7
It might take a little effort to get them in, especially if you used thinner paper.
You can usually either jiggle them in or use a pen to poke them if you need to. It helps to loosen the other ones slightly.
Remember that origami requires practise, my desk is often covered in a big pile of failed origami models. It could take a few attempts before you get it perfect!
For some extra help with this model, check out this video tutorial.
For some more great origami box tutorials, check out the Origami... Boxes & Container category.