Origami- ori meaning "folding” and kami meaning "paper.
It has since then evolved into a modern art form. The goal of this art is to transform a flat sheet of material into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques, and as such the use of cuts or glue are not considered to be origami.
The ancient art of paper folding originated in china and by the sixth century, it had made it to Japan. At first, only the wealthy were able to practice the art of paper folding, since most of the people couldn’t afford to purchase paper. By the 1300’s paper became was abundant and was available to everyone, this is when more and more people begun making origami.
This isn’t original at all; I learned how to make this origami box from a dear friend, named Ginger. I use them continually in my classroom, especially as individual containers for art or mini trash boxes.
What do you do with all those beautiful glossy magazines that you purchased over time? Repurpose them and turn the pages into a box collage.
Beautiful origami boxes
Open up boxes.
We used a recycled Styrofoam sheet for backing.
Lightly spread glue.
Arrange and glue on boxes.
Leave out to dry.
Display for everyone to admire.