Hello, I'm Catherine, and I'm going to show you how to make on of these origami containers, or Lazy Susans my paper is 15cm or 6inches square and you want to just crease in the middle don't crease it right across when you're folding in half It makes the finished container a bit neater, and stronger.
This bit's fairly obvious you want to try and get the points joined up all together in the centre These are really relaxing to fold I think it's because they're quite simple so that once you know what you're doing you can switch off a bit and enjoy the process of the folding so, just relax and take your tim with it Bring the edge to the centre point again, the same all the way round Keep the eyes parallel if you can you could fold across as a guideline but as I was saying at the start it's neater at the end if you don't here we're just folding in the corners and making the creases nice and firm This next bit's fun, you just have to commit to it really and make the edges as curved as you can so we're just opening up the pockets on the edges now and flattening out the base of each one Nearly there! You can see where we're going now You can use wait thin paper for this, as long as it's strong and fairly thick paper but don't make it too thick, otherwise at this stage it doesn't really hold together too well (I've tried!) we're just neatening it up now get the edges as rounds you can going back to the paper thickness, printer paper's obviously fine heavy watercolour or wallpaper is getting towards the thick side it depends a bit what size you're making the container So, there we are! I've been having fun decorating the little flaps if you want to do that, put the decoration on the corner and make sure it's facing up when you start folding the same as the white side on the video I thought you'd like to see where we're staying for the week! Isn't it lovely! I've been making these out pf recycled paper and magazine and music paper if you've got one of these hold punches you can use the bits that you've cut out to decorate round the edge as well or just have the bits punched out on the flaps anyway, have fun with it 🙂 Bye!.