video: How to fold and send a soul box

Printable folding diagrams follow

folding an origami soul box

1st WATCH THE VIDEO. Use an 8 1/2" or 9" square

This will be the BOTTOM of your box: #1 With the paper face UP, fold the square in half both ways #2 TURN the paper over. Fold the four corners to the center point  It now looks like #3.

fold, crease, unfold

#4 Fold the top and bottom to the center so it looks like #5, then unfold.  #6 open the top and bottom flaps.

fold in the sides

Fold each side into the center and crease.


open the sides

#9 At fold B open the box with your thumbs on the diagonal fold between A and B. This will bring the inside point of fold B up to meet the outside of fold A. #10 

fold down the flaps & stuff

On line A fold down the flap to the inside of the box. #11 Turn and repeat on the other end.  #12 . You now have the bottom of your box. Stuff it with a crumpled piece of paper to keep your box from getting crushed. 

now make the BOX TOP

Repeat to MAKE THE TOP which needs to be slightly larger.  In steps 5A and 8A  fold the sides a little shy of the center leaving about a 1/16" gap if using thin paper or up to 1/4" gap using light card stock. WATCH THE VIDEO .

A quick review following printed folding instructions

NEW Updated folding instructions to accompany video

mail to : soul box , PO box 19900, portland, or 97280

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*Drop-off locations

Currently only in Portland, Oregon

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