origami folding box template

folding box template photo incredibusy

Origami folding box template

folding box template photo incredibusy

We love a good upcycling project, and save all of our old hard back envelopes and cereal boxes instead of buying cardboard for crafting, why send it off to the recycling centre, when you can use this free resource at home or at school…

Recycling cardboard is great for things like pom-pom making, and great for making a papier mache pulp. And how about making a box, into a….. box??!

What? well, a little gift box like this one…

You’ll love this little project – a really sweet little gift box, origami style with a FREE printable template…

What you need:

A) Cardboard, thin enough for bending and curving – a cereal box is good for this.

B) Scissors

C) Pretty paper to cover the box

D) Glue



Ok; it’s raining….and it’s the summer holidays; so we’ve been stop motion animating again – if you’d like a free printable template to have a go at these little gift boxes; I’ve popped a link in my profile… 🌿🍃 we love how you can turn a humble cardboard box into pretty much ANYTHING!!!! This week’s #kidscrafts101 theme is all about #boxes 🎆 We welcome @kidscraftroom as this week’s guest judge! Check out co hosts @redtedart @incredibusy @babbledabbledo and @kidscrafts101 too ! 😊💕 #recycling #cardboard #diy #recycledcrafts #cardboardbox #imagination #yourimaginationisthelimit #creativemamas #makeitsewcial #crafts #diy #kidscrafts #vintagemap #origami #stopmotion #stopframe #animation

A video posted by Ali Clifford (@incredibusy) on

folding box templateHow you make the box:

1) Print off the template and cut around the shape

click here to download your free printable template….

2) Score along the dotted line

3) Fold along the dotted line

4) Gently curve the ‘wings’

5) Close the box by overlapping three ‘wings’ and tucking the fourth wing under the first….


If you like this – check out the video we made  – stop motion, over on instagram


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