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  • how to make a paper box

    Posted by Tasneem on June 23, 2023 at 11:07 am

    I have been having difficulty figuring how to make a paper box so please drop ur suggestions , THANK YOU !!!

    Vismaya replied 1 year ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Vismaya

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    June 23, 2023 at 2:52 pm
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    Making a paper box is a fun and practical craft activity that allows you to create your own customized containers for storing small items or giving gifts. With just a few materials and some basic folding techniques, you can create a beautiful paper box in no time. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you get started.

    Materials you’ll need:

    1. A square sheet of paper (any size will do, but for beginners, it’s best to start with a larger size, around 8×8 inches)
    2. Scissors (optional)
    3. Ruler (optional)
    4. Pencil (optional)
    5. Decorative items like stickers, markers, or ribbons (optional)

    Step 1: Start with a square sheet of paper. If your paper is not already square, you can trim it into a square shape using scissors or by folding one corner diagonally to meet the opposite edge and then trimming off the excess.

    Step 2: Place the paper on a flat surface with the colored or patterned side facing down (if applicable).

    Step 3: Fold the paper in half diagonally, matching opposite corners. Crease the fold well and then unfold.

    Step 4: Rotate the paper 90 degrees and fold it in half diagonally again, but this time in the opposite direction. Crease and unfold.

    Step 5: Now, fold each corner of the paper toward the center point where the two diagonal folds intersect. Crease well and unfold.

    Step 6: Take one side of the paper and fold it towards the center, aligning it with the crease made in Step 5. Repeat this step with the remaining three sides, folding them towards the center as well.

    Step 7: Flip the paper over so that the folded flaps are now facing down.

    Step 8: Fold each corner of the paper towards the center, similar to Step 5. This time, tuck the corner under the flaps created in Step 6.

    Step 9: Repeat Step 8 with the remaining three corners, tucking them under the flaps.

    Step 10: Gently press down on the sides of the box to secure the folds and shape the box.

    Step 11: If desired, decorate the box using stickers, markers, or ribbons to add a personal touch.

    Congratulations! You have successfully made a paper box. Now you can use it to store small items or as a unique gift box. Experiment with different paper sizes, patterns, and decorations to create a variety of boxes for different purposes.

    Remember, practice makes perfect, so don’t worry if your first attempt isn’t perfect. With time and experience, you’ll become more skilled at folding and customizing your paper boxes. Enjoy the process and let your creativity soar!

    Please check this video if you need more clarifications:

    https://youtu.be/Cd5Z8hmcb10

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