22 January 2014

Square paper folding

[Chapter: DIY + tutorials]

How should I fold my personal messages so that each note stays obediently shut and doesn’t take much effort? Well, I went straight to my foreign encyclopedia and found this answer.


1. Cut out a square from scrapbook paper. Message-side faces down.
2. Fold it in half and crease.

3. Half it again and crease.
4. Open up. The center is marked with a “+”.

5. Fold a triangle.
6. Then unfold to reveal the fold line (in white).

7. Fold a triangle with tip touching the fold line.
8. Repeat steps 5-7 on the 3 remaining sides.

9. Position it this way.
10. Then turn it over.

11. Fold the left section to the centre.
12. Bring up the bottom section.

13. Fold it down onto the centre.
14. Bring up the right section.

15. Fold it down as well.
16. Finally, fold the top section down to the center. Crease really well.

17. Along the fold line and where the arrow is pointing, make these areas well-creased.

18. At this point, I’m calling the flaps 1 to 3 and the final flap “4″. Lift up “1″ slightly with your thumb and index finger.

19. With your thumb on your other hand, hide half of “4″ behind “1″.

20. Where the arrows are pointing, go ahead and push the paper inwards, right along the folded lines made in step 17.

After making the necessary adjustments, this is the finished aligned look. Just the kind of straightforward origami I need today.

Comments (8)   2008.07.25


  1. From Tracy

    That is very clever! Reminds me of paper games when I was a kid…eons ago–LOL! Also loved the madeleines post…YUM! I love honey madeleines, but have also made some with a hint of lemon which is also good…I’m hungry now! Happy weekend, my friend ((HUGS))

    2008.07.25 @ 7:59 pm

  2. From EngineerT

    Had fun with origami when I was a kid too..

    2008.07.25 @ 10:59 pm

  3. From Liz

    My 4th – 5th grade students will LOVE this! Thanks for sharing.

    2008.07.26 @ 3:36 am

  4. From Colleen

    How lovely, Clara! This is very sweet and I love sweet papery things (who doesn’t?). I will try this with some pretty paper. Thank you for doing this!

    2008.07.26 @ 7:06 pm

  5. From M.Kate

    I think my kids will definitely love this!! tks for sharing clara :D

    oh..yes, the century egg is certainly not for everyone..it has a peculiar taste, but I love it hehehe

    2008.07.28 @ 12:53 pm

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