How to Fold Square Paper into Fifths

  • 01 of 04

    Making Fifths for Origami - Diagram Instructions

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    Learn how to fold your square paper into fifths and make a grid of fifths with an easy to follow the diagram. Origami paper folded into fifths is sometimes required to make boxes and other origami models here is a straightforward method you can use.​​

    Origami models that require your paper to first be divided into five equal sections? Check out the Ninja Star Card Holder and Origami 9 Section Box Divider for example.

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  • 02 of 04

    Part 1

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    1. Fold the bottom edge of the paper up to the top, making only a small pinch on the right edge.
    2. Fold the bottom right corner up, starting from the left corner and the little pinch you just made.
    3. Fold the top edge of the paper down, using the point as a guide, careful not to over fold, make sure it is as exact as possible.
    4. Fold the bottom edge up to the top, and then unfold it again.
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  • 03 of 04

    How to fold Square Paper into a grid of 5 - Page 2

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    1. Unfold the top flap. Fold the bottom edge up to the crease you just created.
    2. Fold the top edge down to the crease you just created in the last step.
    3. Rotate the paper, fold the top left corner aligning with the first vertical crease.
    4. Fold the bottom edge up to the bottom of the flap, and then unfold it again.
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  • 04 of 04

    How to fold Square Paper into a grid of 5 - Page 3

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    1. Unfold the little triangle flap.
    2. Fold the bottom edge up to the crease you just made, unfold.
    3. Fold to top edge down to the crease you just made and then unfold again.
    4. Lastly, fold that top edge down to the previous crease and unfold.

    You should now have a perfect grid of 25 equal squares or a grid of fifths.

    There is an alternative method, which results in no extra diagonal folds. It's pretty simple, get a ruler and pencil, measure one side of the paper, and divide it by 5. 

    Let's say the...MORE paper is 15 cm, one fifth is 3 cm. So the next step is to make a small mark at 3cm in from the left on the bottom edge of the paper. You can then carry on from step 4 of the diagram.