Make a Soul Box

Making Soul Boxes is a powerful hands-on activity. Personalizing Boxes with art, messages, or memorials can bring solace to individuals. Folding as a community can encourage sharing and healing. Here’s how.

Raise awareness by displaying your Soul Boxes locally. Learn about exhibiting.

Would you like a Branch of the Soul Box Project to include your Soul Box(es) in future exhibits?

Every Soul Box Holds a Space for a Victim of Gunfire.

Examples of Soul Boxes

Video: How to Fold a Soul Box

Fold a Soul Box Step-by-Step

Printable Folding Instructions Download PDF 

Informational Flyer (Download PDF in English or Spanish)

Flyer to print double sided and cut in half.

Designed to save paper: Print double-sided on coated 70-80# paper and cut in half.

Hosting a Box-Making Event

Materials List and Tips

All you need to host a Soul Box-Making Gathering

How to Host

Memorial Soul Box Template

Prepare by providing images of state victims from

Memorial Box Template icon
Hands fold paper to make a Soul Box

* Please note:

Every Soul Box is the Voice of an Individual

We welcome and honor each one. The Soul Box Project team and Branches reserve the right to use contributed Boxes in whatever way is deemed best for fulfillment of the Project’s mission. Display panels of Soul Boxes are being made by some of our Soul Box Project Branches around the country. To send the Boxes you have made for inclusion in the Project, contact a Branch that has this icon by its name: .

Thanks for the opportunity to participate in the Soul Box Project. Making Boxes is a pretty close second to meditation for me. I find it very calming to be able to spend time crafting new Boxes. They often find me thinking about my father who was a victim of gun violence. — Bob, Portland, OR