Making origami animals is magical. The process of folding a flat piece of paper into a recognizable figure is mesmerizing and entertaining in itself. And it is terrific when we can relate the finished creature to a cherished holiday. This origami rabbit box is a perfect example of origami magic!
Origami artist Jacky Chan (Hong Kong) is the designer of t this origami rabbit. He calls it “Origami Little Rabbit Lantern”. It is made with one square of paper colored on one side and white on the other.
I first learned of this origami rabbit through a video made by Jacky. He starts placing the paper with the color side up, resulting in a rabbit with colored body and white ears.
If you want to end up with a white bunny with colored ears, as the ones in the photograph above, start with the white side up. The rabbit is perfect to place small chocolate Easter eggs. And it is very easy to fold.
I have made a video myself, which includes instructions in English and subtitles in Spanish. Thank you Jacky for your permission to share origami instructions for your delightful rabbit in this video.
Don’t wait for Easter to fold it, but be careful with origami rabbits…they do tend to proliferate!
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88 thoughts on “Origami Bunny Box –Don’t wait for Easter to fold it!”
Thankyou! This was a fabulous clip – got it first time round with your clear and easy to follow instructions.
Wonderful idea,but as someone else suggested, some of us work better from written directions as opposed to video
I understand that different people have different preferences for how to learn origami. At the moment videos is all I have to offer. Friendly greetings.
You are so right, the funny thing is that since I wrote that comment I am now a big huge fan and subscriber of your YouTube channel, your tutorials are wonderful and your voice is very relaxing, I enjoy your channel very much, thank you for sharing
Hi Richard, Welcome to origami Spirit and thank you for your nice comment. It makes me happy to hear that you are enjoying it!
I glued a cotton ball on as a lil tail. So cute! I made a family of them, and they are currently having fun on the mantle. Thanks for the tutorial! :)
Great, I’m sure your mantle is looking very festive. Thank you for sharing!
If I fold a thousand of these, will i get a wish? ;)
Hi C.C. I don’t know if you will get your wish, but you should hop on the idea, it might just happen!
thank you for this tutorial ^^ i did it, though it’s a little bigger than i thought it would be but still very cute
It was good until you get to the 9 minutes….
I wish I could find double sided paper like yours. Any ideas?
Available paper depends on where you live. I buy some paper online. On the right-side column of my website you find some links to some nice double-sided paper offered by Amazon.
this will be perfect to send to my brother!!! thanks for posting this leyla!
You are welcome Aleesa. I’m happy you like i!
How did you get the right measurements for the paper? Did you cut it yourself? :)
You make it with a square piece of paper. Ssize 6 x 6 inches (15x15cm) is ideal, but you can make it a bit bigger or smaller if you prefer.
Great tutorial: I had to stop it about a million times to figure out the fold. But I got it, eventually. My practice rabbit is a little shop-worn, from re-folding. I’ll try it again tomorrow with some colored paper for the big wow! Thanks, Leyla!
Congratulations Tess, for your persistence. The more you make the easier it will become!
This is very cute, and the instructions and visuals are excellent. Thank you
I love this great tutorial I have featured it on my blog with a link back here Thanks for sharing
I like it very much and I did it.Thank you Leila Torres.
I’m sorry but I ripped it.. this is too hard.
Congratulations for trying it. I totally understand your frustration. Sometimes we need to grow our skills before we are able to make certain origami figures. You might want to try your hand at folding some of the models featured on this page of easier origami figures.
But do go back to this rabbit and try again in the future. Our minds are elastic and work in mysterious ways. When we try more than once, relax into the process and take it slowly, then we are rewarded with a successful ending. Give yourself some time.
There is no need to yell. Origami teaches us patience!
I am VERY FRUSTRATED RIGHT NOW!!! I WANT TO RIP IT UP!!! The demonstration at 4:57 IS TOO HARD AND IT BARELY EXPLAINS IT EASILY! HELP ME OR I AM GONNA HATE THIS SITE!
gesh girly! calm down, i wasfrusterated too but i didn’t end up hating this site!
15 Minutes ago i saw your rabbit on the crafty crow and now a sweet rabbit basket is sitting ahead from me. Thanks for that very good origami-video-tutorial!
Great Nataly… rabbits tend to reproduce fast! You might have your house full of bunnies in no time ;-)
Have only just started watching the video for this and loving it. Will be having a go tomorrow, too late for now. Bizarre I know as everyone is commenting on the gorgeous origami, but I’m admiring the rather useful tool you have to help fold and pick out fold s and creases. Is it a special origami tool or something you have fashioned yourself.
Many thanks for everything and to everyone else for their inspirational additions x
I hope you have good success in making the rabbit. The folding tool is something I offer for sale here in Origami Spirit.
I personally love it because it reduces finger stress when folding!
Here is the link in case you would like to get one.
This isn’t the thing i wanted but it’s cute!
thanks for uploading, its intertesting.
What size paper do you need to start with for the larger bunny?
I think I folded them with 6×6 inch paper -15x15cm
is there supposed to be sound with this? If so, I am not getting it for some reason.
No, there is no sound with this. Just follow it and stop and go back whenever you might not understand. It’s is matter of observation skills here.
Great tutorial! Love it, thanks for sharing
They look like bunny slippers. This is So much better than the blow up bunny.
Thanks for the video instructions! I made 45 of these for Easter for our family dinner and for people at work. I used polka dotted origami paper and filled the rabbits with grass and Easter chocolate eggs. I also glued a small white pom pom for its tail. Everyone loved them!
Hi Annette, it sounds like you had a lot of fun! If you post photos of your rabbits somewhere in the internet, please share the link here. I’d love to see them!
Thanks Leyla! You’re welcome, I’m glad that you like them!
Best wishes, Joey
I just wanted to thank you for such a great tutorial, and to show you what I’ve made – big life-sized rabbits and placed them in my garden (only to take the photos – not left them there, they would eat all my plants! hee hee!)
Happy Easter and best wishes
Thank you for sharing the photos. The yellow rabbits look great in the garden!
couldnt get any of it
neither can I … it’s impossible =(
I didn’t get it until I watched it again
Are there any voice instructions as he folds? I can’t hear anything and my volume is way up.
Sorry Alison, what we see is what we get. Be patient and follow carefully. It can be done!!
WOW! these things to multiply!!!
So cute and easy to make…..after some practice that is.
Thx for sharing!
Yes, it requires some practice but it can be done. Congratulations for making it!
So very cute & clever, but…Ack! I cannot stand instructional videos! I followed the video & made 1 rabbit box, but this is not something I can easily remember every step for – much prefer a portable, printable diagram, so I don’t have to sit & watch a video every time I want to make this….
I agree with you, I prefer portable diagrams too!!! Unfortunately I don’t have any.
You might want to make yourself some step folds, so that you can remember.
So cute!! I used pretty Japanese folding paper and it turned out SO CUTE!! The video tutorial is great (I found that the space bar will pause and restart…who knew?!)
I made four since yesterday, One to try the design, one for each of my daughters and a tiny one out of a post it note. YES they do tend to proliferate. Greetings from Greece
Ahh! Took me forever but I finally finished! Phew! This took me longer to fold than eating lunch! But it was worth it!
Good for you, you should be proud, congratulations!!!
lovely little bunny and a nice give away
Awesome bunny box. Made me giggle when I was done folding him. What a great Easter egg basket. Thanks for posting.
Thank you for posting this. With lots of pauses, I was able to successfully fold this very cute model. Kay Eng taught it at Folding Sunday yesterday at the AMNH, but I missed it and could not wait to get home and try folding from the video.
This is a nice little container and very appropriate for these days. I’m glad you were successful folding it.
THIS IS GOOD AND FUN
Is anybody can send me the instruction to fold this Origami Bunny-box?
Appreciate the most if someone could help me!
The video to fold it is right within this post. Please watch it. :)
I folded it. It’s pretty easy. The lock inisde the bunny box was the hardest. I watched the video 4 times before understanding it! Good luck!