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Simple Paper Box
Mar 28th, 2010 by Craftylocks

A few cuts and folds – plus ribbon – equals box

fold-up_box-filled2This can be made any size and for putting all sorts of things in. I have made this one for an Easter bunny to be sitting in waiting for someone to discover him. To make the box start with a square and then cut four equal squares from each corner. Punch holes each corner and then fold the sides up and tie the sides together with ribbon through the holes. If you wish you can also decorate the edges of the box with glitter or some different paper, as I have done. This could easily be made into a basket with a handle attached.

To find out how to make one of these check out the Fold-up Box Tutorial or download the PDF Worksheet – Fold-up Paper Box.

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This one is great for bunny delivered treats! I have more ideas to help you craft your way to Easter – Easter Crafts for Children.

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Tutorial for Simple Paper Box
Mar 28th, 2010 by Craftylocks

It is easy for children to master this paper craft and then make them independently.

fold-up-box1 For a square box, start with a square piece of paper. If you want an oblong box then start with an oblong piece of paper.
fold-up-box2 Cut a square out of each corner, each square needs to be the same size. The bigger you make the square the deeper the box will be.
fold-up-box3 Punch a hole in each of the corners.
fold-up-box4 Fold each side up.
fold-up-box5 Thread the pieces of ribbon through the holes and tie bows to join the sides together.
fold-up-box6 If you wish, add a handle by gluing a strip of matching paper to the insides of the box.

Download the printable version of the worksheet – Worksheet – Fold-up Box PDF

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Origami Star Box Tutorial
Mar 24th, 2010 by Craftylocks

This is one of those ‘not much needed’ paper crafts for children. All need is some square paper to craft up this super star box

starbox14 Start with a square piece of paper. Make four folds across the paper.
starbox2 Bring the top and bottom corners together and tuck in the other two sides.
starbox3 With the opening at the top, fold one side along to the central fold.
starbox4 Open up the flap and press it open.
starbox5 Tuck the side of the flap under itself.
starbox6 Now do the same to the other flap on that side, turn it over and repeat on the other side.
starbox8 Fold the four flaps down as far as you can.
starbox11 Pull the flaps open and push the bottom of the star box against a table, using your hand inside the box to make the shape.
starbox12 Wow – beautiful, now it just needs to be filled with treats or a present for someone!

Download the printable version of the worksheet. Worksheet – How to make a Star Box PDF

See a speedy demo – Star Box Demo Movie

For more info about Origami and some basic folds check out my ‘What is Origami?’ article.

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Origami Star Box
Mar 24th, 2010 by Craftylocks

Easy Peasy Starry Boxes.

star-boxI tend to be a bit speedy when I make things, not so careful on the measuring and the details, so to increase the chance of success I called in a friend who actually measures and lines things up – imagine that!! So of course hers looked divine, she even made a teeny weeny star box – sooo cute. But it works out that even if made with more enthusiasm than care, they still work out just fine – as proven by my children who soon mastered this paper craft too. We thought that they could look better with the patterned side on the inside. Either way is effective for packaging a pressie, kids party bags, or even disposable party food containers.

Enough about the fun we had – find out how to make this paper crafts for children favorite for yourself … Star Box Tutorial or Worksheet – How to make a Star Box PDF.

And see a speedy demo – Star Box Demo Movie.

This is perfect for bunny delivered treats! I have more ideas to help you craft your way to Easter – Easter Crafts for Children.

For more info about Origami and some basic folds check out my ‘What is Origami?’ article.

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Star Box Demo Movie
Mar 24th, 2010 by Craftylocks

Star Box Paper folding demonstration.

To find out how to make this check out the Star Box Tutorial or the Worksheet – How to make a Star Box – PDF.

For more info about Origami and some basic folds check out my ‘What is Origami?’ article.

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