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Videos for Origami Boxes, Containers and Envelopes

The videos on this page show how to make several containers. Although the videos are narrated in English with Spanish subtitles, origami is a universal language spoken through the movement of the hands, and the videos can be understood by anyone anywhere. You will find links to origami video instructions for origami boxes, dishes, envelopes, and containers including:

A chicken• A flower • Santa Claus • Easter • Bunny • Heart Accordion • Rose • Pyramid • Owl • Tomato • Persimmon • Envelopes.

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  • Denise May 3, 2020, 3:40 pm

    Just a question can you use different type of paper like light construction paper if you don’t have origami paper? Just curious.

    • Leyla Torres May 3, 2020, 4:24 pm

      Hi Denise,

      Many different papers are used for origami. It also depends on the model you are going to fold.
      If it is simple enough and can be made with only a few folds, construction paper will be fine.
      For example, the box you find in the following link can be made with construction paper
      https://www.origamispirit.com/2013/05/how-to-make-an-easy-origami-box/

      If the model is more than a few folds, you can try printer paper.
      As a general rule, thin and crisp paper is what gives you the most range.

      • Denise May 3, 2020, 4:47 pm

        Thanks. :)

  • Grace May 19, 2018, 11:29 am

    Love the valentine petal box. Very sturdy and elegant design.

    • Leyla Torres May 19, 2018, 10:02 pm

      I’m happy you like the petal box, Grace. Thank you for writing!

  • Celina November 16, 2016, 5:23 am

    Excelente!!!! muchas gracias!!!!!

  • sandhya January 12, 2016, 2:32 am

    thankyou leyla for sharing these videos.

  • Carmisophie December 24, 2014, 4:53 am

    This is seriosly cute!., but /and this is so beautiful
    I
    Love
    This
    Origami
    So
    Much
    Or in small. Words this is the “T.I.L.T.O.S.M.O.W “thanks

  • Denise March 7, 2014, 5:00 pm

    (the web site is om son, Omer, work).

    I folded the origami love message. At the bottom instead of a message i put a rectangular box (Can be even a magazine box). For 6′ model i folded the box from a paper size 4.2’x2.5′ or 10.7 x 7 c”m. i filled them with candies, or you can put a ring as a gift. The model is awsome

    • Leyla Torres March 7, 2014, 9:20 pm

      Hi Denise,
      Thank you for sharing your idea of inserting a box into the heart box (Love Messenger). I had not thought of it… cool!

  • ari January 10, 2014, 6:58 pm

    hola podrias mandar mas cajitas

    Gracias!!!!!

  • Virginia May 18, 2013, 11:19 am

    Where is the simple box origami instructions you said in your email?

  • danial January 22, 2013, 5:56 am

    thanks a lot of sharing

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