Origami Sanbo Box Instructions

  • 01 of 07

    Origami Sanbo Box Tutorial

    Origami Sanbo Box Instructions
    Chrissy Pk

    The traditional Japanese offering stand or 'Sanbo' box is a very popular model especially for kids as it's very simple to make and I think it fits in nicely with the origami crane model when they are displayed together.

    Use this box to keep you little nicknacks, jewelry, and small stationary items or to serve little sweets or snack at a party! 

    You only need one sheet of square paper for this simple model and a few minutes. It's possible to teach this to kids as well. If they are total beginners, perhaps start with the origami masu box first.

    You might want to use paper that is a bit thicker than regular origami paper for this one.

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  • 02 of 07

    Origami Sanbo Box Tutorial - Step 1

    Origami Sanbo Box Instructions
    Chrissy Pk

    Start white side up.

    1. Start by folding the paper in half both ways.

    2.  Fold all 4 corners to the center.

    3. This is what you should have.

    4. Flip the paper over to the other side.

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  • 03 of 07

    Origami Sanbo Box Tutorial - Step 2

    Origami Sanbo Box Instructions
    Chrissy Pk

    5. Fold the bottom edge up to the top.

    6. Unfold.

    7. Fold the paper in half to the left.

    8. Unfold the paper.

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  • 04 of 07

    Origami Sanbo Box Tutorial - Step 3

    Origami Sanbo Box Instructions
    Chrissy Pk

    9. Pul the left and right sections inwards and the top down.

    10. Rotate the paper so that the open section is at the top.

    11. Open out the from layer as shown.

    12. Flatten the section out.

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  • 05 of 07

    Origami Sanbo Box Tutorial - Step 4

    Origami Sanbo Box Instructions
    Chrissy Pk

    13. Flip the model over to the other side.

    14. Do the same on this side.

    15. Flatten it out.

    16. Open the model out like turning the pages of a book, to get to the remaining sides.

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  • 06 of 07

    Origami Sanbo Box Tutorial - Step 5

    Origami Sanbo Box Instructions
    Chrissy Pk

    17. This is what you should have.

    18. Fold to top layer only, fold the right edge to the center.

    19. Fold the left edge to the center.

    20. Fold the top point down to the bottom.

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  • 07 of 07

    Origami Sanbo Box Tutorial - Step 6

    Origami Sanbo Box Instructions
    Chrissy Pk

    21. Flip the model over and do the same on that side.

    22. Open out the model by pulling as shown.

    23. Open out the box and straighten it all out.

    24. Your box is now complete.

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