Today I'm going to show you how to make a simple, practical storage solution - completely out of paper!
Start with a square sheet of paper - I used 4" x 4"
Step 1 - Fold the paper in half, diagonally
Step 2 - Fold the two end points down into the center, to create a diamond
Step 3 - Fold the center point up, into the center of the long edge
Step 4 - Repeat steps 1-3, with two additional pieces of paper
Step 5 - Fit the edge of each long side into the fold "slot" on the next piece
Step 6 - Overlap the short "flaps" to create a bottom on the box
You can tape the bottom flat if you like, but remember that traditionally origami uses only paper. The bottom will also lay flat once you put things into it. I make them up from scrap paper to hold coins, paper clips, and they're also especially useful as a container for my rings when I'm working on a chainmaille project.
They'd also be great for Easter to hold jelly beans and other yummy goodies.
What would you use them for?