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Origami for Mindfulness
Easy to make using a big piece of paper such as wrapping paper, the fusenbako can be a useful container for items of all shapes and sizes. Make a variety of boxes, adjusting the size of the top opening part when making them.

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  • How to fold an origami box. Fusenbako Balloon Box - Step 1
    Step 1

    With the colored side down, fold the paper in half from corner to corner both ways, opening out each time...

  • How to fold an origami box. Fusenbako Balloon Box - Step 2
    Step 2

    then turn the paper over and fold in half from side to side both ways, again opening out each time.

  • How to fold an origami box. Fusenbako Balloon Box - Step 3
    Step 3

    Next pick up the sheet and fold it into a triangle using the creases just made

  • How to fold an origami box. Fusenbako Balloon Box - Step 4
    Step 4

    Turn down the top point at a point 1/2in (1cm) from the tip and pinch the edges to make horizontal marks. Release and fold up the upper flaps so that the corners meet the marks just made.

  • How to fold an origami box. Fusenbako Balloon Box - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now fold in the outer corners of these flaps to the vertical edges on each side.

  • How to fold an origami box. Fusenbako Balloon Box - Step 6
    Step 6

    Turn the paper over and repeat the previous step on the other side

  • How to fold an origami box. Fusenbako Balloon Box - Step 7
    Step 7

    Fold the top of the right flap down over the diagonal edge to make a crease and then release before folding down the top point to make a horizontal crease, ensuring that the outer edge of the flap now runs along the same diagonal edge.

  • How to fold an origami box. Fusenbako Balloon Box - Step 8
    Step 8

    Repeat with the left flap.

  • How to fold an origami box. Fusenbako Balloon Box - Step 9
    Step 9

    Carefully open up the top pocket on each side and tuck in the point folded in the previous step.

  • How to fold an origami box. Fusenbako Balloon Box - Step 10
    Step 10

    Repeat with both flaps on the other side.

  • How to fold an origami box. Fusenbako Balloon Box - Step 11
    Step 11

    Fold down the top point to make a horizontal crease and release.

  • How to fold an origami box. Fusenbako Balloon Box - Step 12
    Step 12

    Lift the paper off the table and carefully start to open it out by placing one or two fingers inside the opening.

  • How to fold an origami box. Fusenbako Balloon Box - Step 13
    Step 13

    Straighten all the edges and press the creases into place to finalize the shape of the box.

  • How to fold an origami box. Fusenbako Balloon Box - Step 14
    Step 14

    You're done!

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