I started with a six inch by six inch piece of paper...(dual colored) - but by all means, the 12 inch by 12 inch are beautiful too...fold in half. Then unfold.
I want you to fold in half the other way. I'm keeping my "red" color on the inside. Then unfold again.
Turn the model over so that the blue side is up. Press your finger down at the centre point as shown. This will help to make your next fold. See next step.
Fold up corner to corner diagonally and complete the fold.
Turn the paper over so that the red side is up. Press your finger down at the centre point.
This is what your model should look like now. :)
Bring up the two corners as shown in the diagram.
Now bring up the other two corners, and lay the model down. You will have a closed pointed end, and one open end just like in the diagram.
Now we are going to make a crease down the middle by folding the model in half, and then unfolding it again.
Keep the closed pointed end towards you. You should have 2 "flaps" on the right hand side, and 2 "flaps" on the left hand side.
With the closed pointed end facing you, bring in one of the right hand "flaps" townard that centre line. Then do the same for one of the left hand "flaps" as shown.
Turn over and do the same to the back. This is what your model should look like now. :)
Now we are going to open the left flap a little bit and "squash" fold it....just like the diagram. See the next step. Complete the crease, and then do the same for the right hand side.
This is what your model should look like. Turn the model over and repeat step 13 to the back.
Now fold the flaps over so that the front and the back of the model look like this (the "red" is hidden in BETWEEN the flaps) Now if we look closely at this model you will see the centre line. You will also see two diagonal lines, one on the right hand side and one on the left hand side. I want you to use that crease line and "reverse" fold. See next step.
Here is the reverse fold, then crease the paper to complete the fold. Repeat for the right hand side. Turn the model over and repeat this step.
Completing step 16....:)
Okay...this is what our model should look like now.
I am starting to bring the first tip downward as far as it will go.
This is as far as it will go. Crease the paper. Fold gently over and repeat the process 3 MORE times.
This is what our model looks like now. :) We're almost done.
Open the box gently as shown...
Place the "pointed" bottom against the table and press down with your finger. Gently spread the insides of the box open with two fingers, working the corners.
Here is our box! Now you can take the smooth handle of an artist paintbrush to paper curl the ends.
You can curl the ends towards you, or away from you, or even just leave them straight if you wish. :)
You did it! Now add some candy and enjoy!
I hope you enjoyed this "how to"