Christmas index

Make a little box

This makes quite a study little open box, to put a present in. You can use most types of paper, although if it's too floppy, it could cause you problems. You get to the box in the end, but various other things get made first. These other shapes help to make the right creases.

Grey lines are folds or creases. They are important. Fold accurately, and crease well. New creases below are marked in red. The black lines show edges. The thick black lines show where there are flaps.

The paper should be a square. If it isn't, cut a strip off one edge to make it so. The diaginal folds in the first step can help with this.

Finished box

Make a little box - step 1
Fold diagonally both ways
to find the centre.
Make a little box - step 2
Fold the points to the centre.
Make a little box - step 3
Turn over.
Make a little box - step 4
Fold the points
to the centre.
Make a little box - step 5
Turn over.
Make a little box - step 6
Fold the points
to the centre.
Make a little box - step 7
Turn over.

Make a little box - step 8
Push thumb
under one central point
and push up.
Make a little box - step 9
Crease flat.
Make a little box - step 10
Same on bottom.
Make a little box - step 11
Unfold one side.
Make a little box - step 12
Pinch a crease
towards you in centre.
Make a little box - step 13
Fold point down.
Make a little box - step 14
Same other side.
(Komono)

Make a little box - step 15
Crease in middle
awat from you.
Make a little box - step 16
Fold in half.
(Trousers)
Make a little box - step 14
Return to Komono.
Make a little box - step 17
Unfold top half.
Make a little box - step 18
Unfold still further
but not all the way.
Make a little box - step 19
Crease from top point.

Make a little box - step 20
Do same to bottom.
(Tablecloth)
Make a little box - step 21
Turn over.
Make a little box - step 22
Flatten.
Make a little box - step 23
Fold in half
(Catamaran).
Make a little box - step 23
Look in back boat
to find flap (red).
Make a little box - step 24
Pull out flap.

Make a little box - step 25
Turn over.
Make a little box - step 26
Fold three points to centre.
Make a little box - step 27
Fold that side
in half downwards.
Make a little box - step 28
Do the same
to the other side.
Make a little box - step 28
This is the view
from the top.
Finished box
Put thumbs in two holes
and pull apart.