Activity

Fold a Paper Gift Box

Fourth Grade Arts & crafts Activities: Fold a Paper Gift Box

What You Need:

  • 6 by 6 inch paper square (box base)
  • 6 ¼ by 6 ¼ inch paper square (box lid)
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Flat work surface

What You Do:

  1. Using the 6 by 6 inch piece of paper, fold in half horizontally. Unfold. Fold in half vertically. Unfold. The folds cross in the centre of the square.
  2. Fold the corners of the square in to the centre. This will create a smaller square. See Photo 2.
  3. Now fold the left side of this square to the centre. Then fold the right side to the centre. It will look like double doors. See Photo 3.
  4. Unfold these doors.
  5. Now fold the top of the square down to the centre and the bottom of the square up to the centre. Unfold these doors. Unfold the top and bottom triangles as well. See Photo 4.
  6. The square in the centre of the paper will be the base of your box. Fold points A and B in to the centre of the horizontal line that connects Point A to Point B. Push the rectangle down and in, to line the inside of the side, and the triangle down and in, to line the base. See Photo 5. Repeat on the opposite side.
  7. To make the lid, use the 6 ¼ x 6 ¼ inch piece of paper. Repeat Steps 1 through 5. When you have made your lid, it will be slightly bigger than the base and can be fitted down over it.

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