Origami Box: A Great Holiday Idea
What is Origami?
Origami is a Japanese art form of paper folding. Traditionally, it was done without cutting or pasting. It was derived from the term “ori” which means “fold” and “kami” which means “paper” . The word “kami” was later made to “gami”. That’s how they came up with origami . It is not actually clear as to how and where this traditional art work began to evolve. However, it is said that it started in China and eventually spreads out in Japan in the 6th century.
Modern origami uses any type of paper. It is no longer limited to a special origami paper. Anybody, especially kids, can now be more creative to make this beautiful artwork.
I have provided you an illustration below of how to make an origami box. This is great to use for Christmas, Easter or any holidays. You can try to use any type of paper such as colored art paper, cartolina, old Christmas cards, gift wrapping paper, and even our money bills. Surely, your family and friends will love it when you wrap your gifts inside this box. So, have fun and happy holidays!
STEP 12 Preparing the bottom box
Repeat steps 2-10 except that the size of the material should be at least 1/8” smaller than the size of the cover box
STEP 13 Designing the cover box
You can design the box according to your preference. You can cut an old Christmas card or pictures and paste it on the top of the cover box. You can also draw, use ribbons or glue some glitters on the box. You can be more creative.
I hope you will enjoy doing this origami box together with your family. It is also a good learning material to use to improve your kid's creativity.
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