Text-Only Instructions -

Credits and Resources:

Instructions with supporting pictures and/or illustrations can be found

here at

greggman.com

Paper to be used: Rectangular, any size; A4, legal or copy paper is

recommended.

Folding level: Intermediate

Steps: 12

Description: This is a fairly large, deep, open, square box or bowl with

folded-over bands on two sides, forming two handles.

It will hold its shape fairly well, but is not sturdy enough to

withstand continued use. It is easy to fold from memory and thus great

if you need a container on the fly.

Remarks:

Make these bowls to co-ordinate with the colors of a party, especially

if you want an easy clean-up.

They are also very useful when you are in need of a container in a

flash, to hold left-overs or discarded shells, skins or bones after a

meal, or for a quick lunch at the office.

These bowls can be stored flat and are great to use in the car or to

take with when going for an outing.

Credits and Resources:

Instructions with supporting pictures and/or illustrations can be found

here at

greggman.com

Paper to be used: Rectangular, any size; A4, legal or copy paper is

recommended.

Folding level: Intermediate

Steps: 12

Description: This is a fairly large, deep, open, square box or bowl with

folded-over bands on two sides, forming two handles.

It will hold its shape fairly well, but is not sturdy enough to

withstand continued use. It is easy to fold from memory and thus great

if you need a container on the fly.

Remarks:

Make these bowls to co-ordinate with the colors of a party, especially

if you want an easy clean-up.

They are also very useful when you are in need of a container in a

flash, to hold left-overs or discarded shells, skins or bones after a

meal, or for a quick lunch at the office.

These bowls can be stored flat and are great to use in the car or to

take with when going for an outing.

They can also be used as disposable, flat-folded dog bowls when travelling.

A bowl folded from wax paper will even hold water for a short while.

Recycle by folding your bowls from old office paper or magazine pages.

Fold boxes from newspaper to use as seed trays or pots that can be

placed directly in the ground and left to degrade with time.

Fold a box from newspaper to use around the kitchen when preparing

food. or to clean up after a meal. The box can then be placed, contents

and all, in the trash or on the compost heap.

These bowls are excellent for cleaning up messes, spills and small fallen objects in everyday situations and places.

Recycle by folding your bowls from old office paper or magazine pages.

Fold boxes from newspaper to use as seed trays or pots that can be

placed directly in the ground and left to degrade with time.

Fold a box from newspaper to use around the kitchen when preparing

food. or to clean up after a meal. The box can then be placed, contents

and all, in the trash or on the compost heap.

These bowls are excellent for cleaning up messes, spills and small fallen objects in everyday situations and places.

If using two-sided paper, lay your paper with the patterned or colored

side down before starting to fold.

The color or pattern will be visible on the outside of your box.

Step 1

Place a rectangular piece of paper down on a hard, flat surface, with

the short edges at the top and bottom, or in portrait orientation.

Step 2

Fold the bottom edge up to meet the top edge. Crease and leave folded.

Step 3

Fold the left edge over to meet the right edge. Crease and leave folded.

You will now have a rectangular model comprising 4 layers.

Make sure that your new, smaller rectangle is still positioned with the

short edges at the top and bottom and that you are able to distinguish 4

separate layers of paper at the top right corner of the model.

Step 4

Next, grasp the bottom right corner of the rectangle, made up of two

layers of paper, and fold it upwards and to the left to meet the left

edge of the rectangle.

The bottom edge will come up to lie straight along the left vertical

edge of the model. Crease well and unfold.

You will still have a rectangle, but now with a diagonal valley crease

running from bottom left to the right edge of the model.

Step 5

Turn the model over from right to left and repeat on the other side, but

in the opposite direction, folding the bottom left point of the model

upwards to lie along the right vertical edge of the rectangle.

Crease and unfold.

The result will now be a rectangle, with a diagonal crease running from

the bottom right corner to the left edge of the model.

NOTE:

The creases just made in the previous two steps will help you complete

the squash folds in steps 6 and 7 below.

Detailed instructions for performing Steps 6 and 7 can be found at the

end of Step 12. Please refer to the detailed instructions if you need

help with these two steps.

Step 6

Turn the model over once again, like in the previous step. Make sure

you can still feel 4 separate layers of paper at the top right corner of

the model.

You will be working with the two top layers only, so hold down the two

bottom layers of your rectangle while doing this step.

Start to open the right side of the model by grasping the top right

corner of the paper, top layer only, and pulling the paper you have

lifted towards the left as far as it will go.

The previous diagonal fold you made should allow the bottom of the model

to open and spread out and form into a fairly large triangular shape.

Press flat.

The right, top point of the model will move over to now form the left

top point and the bottom edge will also move left, from a horizontal

position into a vertical position.

You will have a large triangular shape covering most of the left part of

the model. On the right you will still have a straight edge with 3 loose

corners at the far right top corner of the model.

Step 7

Turn over the model from right to left and repeat on the other side, but

in the opposite direction, pulling the left point of the paper you have

lifted towards the right.

The previous diagonal fold you made should allow the bottom of the model

to open and spread out and form into a similar triangular shape as was

created in the previous step. Press flat.

Your model will now consist of a large bottom triangle, pointing towards

you and two rectangular parts at the top, which should be divided at the

vertical center of the model, or put in another way, it should look like

a multi-layered triangle with two legs or rectangles sticking out from

its long side.

Make sure that the sides of your model are straight and are lying neatly

on top of each other.

If you find this not to be the case, it is likely that your diagonal

folds made in steps 4 and 5 were not sharp and similar enough. Open your

paper and start over to make sure your diagonal folds are really sharp

and similar.

After steps 6 and 7, check your sides again to make sure the model is

cymmetrical.

Step 8

Next, fold the left side, top layer only, over to meet the right side of

the model, like turning the pages of a book.

Press flat and leave folded.

Then, flip the paper over and do the same on the other side.

The surface of your model will now be smooth on both sides and in the

shape of a large triangle, except for two small, straight edges at the

very top left and right corners of the triangle.

Step 9

Fold both these far left and right top edges of the model, top layer

only, inwards, so they meet at the center vertical crease line. Crease

on both sides and leave folded.

Flip the paper over and repeat on the other side.

After this step you should be able to distinguish the following 3

different parts of your model when it is lying flat on your folding surface.

At the top, two squares lying next to each other, beneath them, two

triangles with one of their points touching each other at the center of

the model, and, at the bottom, a larger diamond-shaped part with its

point facing you.

The outside shape of the model will resemble an upsidedown house.

When your model is lying flat, the top rectangles each have four layers

of paper, the triangles each have eight layers of paper, and the big

diamond at the bottom has four layers with a verticle fold dividing it

at its center.

Step 10

Locate the loose, horizontal flap at the top of the model and fold it

downwards in half, and then downwards once more as far as the paper will

allow.

Press flat and crease well.

Flip the paper over and repeat on the other side.

These last folds will create narrow strips of paper which will form the

flat ears or handles on two sides of your bowl.

Step 11

Now, fold the diamond at the bottom of the model up in half so its point

reaches the flat, top edge of the model. Crease well. and Unfold.

Flip the model over and repeat on the other side.

These folds will form the square bottom of the bowl when it is opened,

so make strong creases here.

Step 12

Pick up your model and hold it with the point facing away from you.

While gently grasping the horizontal folded bands on two sides of your

bowl, insert your thumbs into the pocket that has formed and pull gently

to the sides. The bowl should open into a fairly deep square shape with

two handles on either side.

Reinforce the corners and press the bottom flat if necessary.

DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS FOR PERFORMING STEPS 6 AND 7, two squash folds:

Make sure your model is positioned with the short sides at the top and

bottom with the diagonal valley crease running from the bottom left

corner to the right edge of the model.

1. Initial positioning of fingers and thumb:

On the right, bottom of your model, you will have 4 layers of paper

forming two separate pockets that have been folded during previous steps.

You can slide your fingers into these pockets if you feel at the bottom

right corner of the model.

Think of these two pockets as a top and bottom layer. The top layer or

pocket is nearest you and the bottom layer is against your folding surface.

For step 6, the bottom pocket will stay flat on the folding surface and

you will be working with the top pocket only.

You are not going to do a folding action, but rather a lifting and

shifting of the paper and then, when it is at a certain point, you will

be pressing it flat into a triangular shape.

Place your right hand so it is resting on the bottom pocket, in between

the two pockets, actually. You are going to hold the bottom pocket in

place.

An idea might be to put something heavy in between your two pockets, so

the bottom one stays put and then you have two hands to work with when

doing step 6.

Now you have the bottom pocket beneath your hand or the heavy object,

and two single layers of paper or the top pocket to work with.

I will use the term "pocket" as the paper is made up of two layers that

have been joined by a valley fold.

Slide one or two fingers of one hand just inside the pocket at the

bottom right corner of your model. Your thumb should be placed right on

the very bottom of the model, on the horizontal fold. Hold the paper

like this when you do the actual step. It is the grip you might use to

turn the pages of a book and the action is similar as well.

Remember that you are working with the top pocket only and you are

holding the bottom pocket flat on the table.

You are now ready to do the actual step. At this point the model still

looks just like a 4 layered rectangle.

2. Lifting and shifting

With your fingers and thumb holding the paper firmly, move your hand in

an upwards arc to the left, like you are turning the page of a book.

Because you are holding your fingers inside what used to be a pocket,

you will notice that, as you start to lift the paper, the two layers of the

pocket are starting to move away from each other.

Keep moving your hand like you are going to turn the page of a book.

Stop the movement in mid-air when you think you have moved 90 degrees

from your folding surface.

At this point, you will have a two-layered rectangle on the right, flat

on the table and at a 90 degree angle, perpendicular to your folding

surface, you will have two flaps, hanging loose towards the left and right.

It will sort of feel like a round pocket is starting to form near where

you are still holding the paper and you will actually be able to place

more fingers straight down into the pocket as you are reaching 90 degrees.

Next, start to spread your fingers outward from where you are holding

the model in the air.

3. Flattening

The final movement for this step is a flattening and spreading of the paper.

You will now move your hand and the paper away from yourself and down

towards the table, thus flattening the paper into a triangle.

You will be moving in an arc forward and downward while still holding

your paper.

The two loose points will sort of roll around as you flatten the paper

and a triangle will form.

The diagonal fold you made in step 4 will help your paper to settle,

forming the left and right diagonal sides of your triangle.

Don't be afraid to fiddle with the paper a little. If need be, flatten

the paper on the inside of the large pocket that will be forming.

The creases for the left and right of your triangle are already there.

It might just be necessary to lend a helping hand for the paper to lie flat.

Another way to think of it, is that the crease you were holding with

thumb and fingers, that was the horizontal bottom of the model has now

moved into a vertical position and the paper on both sides of this

crease has spread out to the left and right into the large pocket I have

described.

Put another way, The horizontal crease is opened and rotated until it is

vertical and then it is flattened again in a vertical position. At the

same time, the diagonal valley folds spread to the sides and when the

step is complete, the valley creases have become mountain creases,

forming the left and right sides of the large, wide triangle.

On the right side of your model you should still have the rectangle

which you have been holding down. It has been undisturbed throughout

this step. It will be lifted and shifted in a similar manner when you

turn the model over in the next step.

For Step 7, follow the same directions as just described, but in the

opposite direction. After completing Step 7, your model should be

cymmetrical

Making origami accessible to visually impaired crafters through text

instructions.

for non-commercial use only.

Compiled by Lindy van der Merwe, January 2011

Revised: October 2012, with thankful acknowledgment to members of the

NFB Krafter's Korner

krafterskorner.org)

side down before starting to fold.

The color or pattern will be visible on the outside of your box.

Step 1

Place a rectangular piece of paper down on a hard, flat surface, with

the short edges at the top and bottom, or in portrait orientation.

Step 2

Fold the bottom edge up to meet the top edge. Crease and leave folded.

Step 3

Fold the left edge over to meet the right edge. Crease and leave folded.

You will now have a rectangular model comprising 4 layers.

Make sure that your new, smaller rectangle is still positioned with the

short edges at the top and bottom and that you are able to distinguish 4

separate layers of paper at the top right corner of the model.

Step 4

Next, grasp the bottom right corner of the rectangle, made up of two

layers of paper, and fold it upwards and to the left to meet the left

edge of the rectangle.

The bottom edge will come up to lie straight along the left vertical

edge of the model. Crease well and unfold.

You will still have a rectangle, but now with a diagonal valley crease

running from bottom left to the right edge of the model.

Step 5

Turn the model over from right to left and repeat on the other side, but

in the opposite direction, folding the bottom left point of the model

upwards to lie along the right vertical edge of the rectangle.

Crease and unfold.

The result will now be a rectangle, with a diagonal crease running from

the bottom right corner to the left edge of the model.

NOTE:

The creases just made in the previous two steps will help you complete

the squash folds in steps 6 and 7 below.

Detailed instructions for performing Steps 6 and 7 can be found at the

end of Step 12. Please refer to the detailed instructions if you need

help with these two steps.

Step 6

Turn the model over once again, like in the previous step. Make sure

you can still feel 4 separate layers of paper at the top right corner of

the model.

You will be working with the two top layers only, so hold down the two

bottom layers of your rectangle while doing this step.

Start to open the right side of the model by grasping the top right

corner of the paper, top layer only, and pulling the paper you have

lifted towards the left as far as it will go.

The previous diagonal fold you made should allow the bottom of the model

to open and spread out and form into a fairly large triangular shape.

Press flat.

The right, top point of the model will move over to now form the left

top point and the bottom edge will also move left, from a horizontal

position into a vertical position.

You will have a large triangular shape covering most of the left part of

the model. On the right you will still have a straight edge with 3 loose

corners at the far right top corner of the model.

Step 7

Turn over the model from right to left and repeat on the other side, but

in the opposite direction, pulling the left point of the paper you have

lifted towards the right.

The previous diagonal fold you made should allow the bottom of the model

to open and spread out and form into a similar triangular shape as was

created in the previous step. Press flat.

Your model will now consist of a large bottom triangle, pointing towards

you and two rectangular parts at the top, which should be divided at the

vertical center of the model, or put in another way, it should look like

a multi-layered triangle with two legs or rectangles sticking out from

its long side.

Make sure that the sides of your model are straight and are lying neatly

on top of each other.

If you find this not to be the case, it is likely that your diagonal

folds made in steps 4 and 5 were not sharp and similar enough. Open your

paper and start over to make sure your diagonal folds are really sharp

and similar.

After steps 6 and 7, check your sides again to make sure the model is

cymmetrical.

Step 8

Next, fold the left side, top layer only, over to meet the right side of

the model, like turning the pages of a book.

Press flat and leave folded.

Then, flip the paper over and do the same on the other side.

The surface of your model will now be smooth on both sides and in the

shape of a large triangle, except for two small, straight edges at the

very top left and right corners of the triangle.

Step 9

Fold both these far left and right top edges of the model, top layer

only, inwards, so they meet at the center vertical crease line. Crease

on both sides and leave folded.

Flip the paper over and repeat on the other side.

After this step you should be able to distinguish the following 3

different parts of your model when it is lying flat on your folding surface.

At the top, two squares lying next to each other, beneath them, two

triangles with one of their points touching each other at the center of

the model, and, at the bottom, a larger diamond-shaped part with its

point facing you.

The outside shape of the model will resemble an upsidedown house.

When your model is lying flat, the top rectangles each have four layers

of paper, the triangles each have eight layers of paper, and the big

diamond at the bottom has four layers with a verticle fold dividing it

at its center.

Step 10

Locate the loose, horizontal flap at the top of the model and fold it

downwards in half, and then downwards once more as far as the paper will

allow.

Press flat and crease well.

Flip the paper over and repeat on the other side.

These last folds will create narrow strips of paper which will form the

flat ears or handles on two sides of your bowl.

Step 11

Now, fold the diamond at the bottom of the model up in half so its point

reaches the flat, top edge of the model. Crease well. and Unfold.

Flip the model over and repeat on the other side.

These folds will form the square bottom of the bowl when it is opened,

so make strong creases here.

Step 12

Pick up your model and hold it with the point facing away from you.

While gently grasping the horizontal folded bands on two sides of your

bowl, insert your thumbs into the pocket that has formed and pull gently

to the sides. The bowl should open into a fairly deep square shape with

two handles on either side.

Reinforce the corners and press the bottom flat if necessary.

DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS FOR PERFORMING STEPS 6 AND 7, two squash folds:

Make sure your model is positioned with the short sides at the top and

bottom with the diagonal valley crease running from the bottom left

corner to the right edge of the model.

1. Initial positioning of fingers and thumb:

On the right, bottom of your model, you will have 4 layers of paper

forming two separate pockets that have been folded during previous steps.

You can slide your fingers into these pockets if you feel at the bottom

right corner of the model.

Think of these two pockets as a top and bottom layer. The top layer or

pocket is nearest you and the bottom layer is against your folding surface.

For step 6, the bottom pocket will stay flat on the folding surface and

you will be working with the top pocket only.

You are not going to do a folding action, but rather a lifting and

shifting of the paper and then, when it is at a certain point, you will

be pressing it flat into a triangular shape.

Place your right hand so it is resting on the bottom pocket, in between

the two pockets, actually. You are going to hold the bottom pocket in

place.

An idea might be to put something heavy in between your two pockets, so

the bottom one stays put and then you have two hands to work with when

doing step 6.

Now you have the bottom pocket beneath your hand or the heavy object,

and two single layers of paper or the top pocket to work with.

I will use the term "pocket" as the paper is made up of two layers that

have been joined by a valley fold.

Slide one or two fingers of one hand just inside the pocket at the

bottom right corner of your model. Your thumb should be placed right on

the very bottom of the model, on the horizontal fold. Hold the paper

like this when you do the actual step. It is the grip you might use to

turn the pages of a book and the action is similar as well.

Remember that you are working with the top pocket only and you are

holding the bottom pocket flat on the table.

You are now ready to do the actual step. At this point the model still

looks just like a 4 layered rectangle.

2. Lifting and shifting

With your fingers and thumb holding the paper firmly, move your hand in

an upwards arc to the left, like you are turning the page of a book.

Because you are holding your fingers inside what used to be a pocket,

you will notice that, as you start to lift the paper, the two layers of the

pocket are starting to move away from each other.

Keep moving your hand like you are going to turn the page of a book.

Stop the movement in mid-air when you think you have moved 90 degrees

from your folding surface.

At this point, you will have a two-layered rectangle on the right, flat

on the table and at a 90 degree angle, perpendicular to your folding

surface, you will have two flaps, hanging loose towards the left and right.

It will sort of feel like a round pocket is starting to form near where

you are still holding the paper and you will actually be able to place

more fingers straight down into the pocket as you are reaching 90 degrees.

Next, start to spread your fingers outward from where you are holding

the model in the air.

3. Flattening

The final movement for this step is a flattening and spreading of the paper.

You will now move your hand and the paper away from yourself and down

towards the table, thus flattening the paper into a triangle.

You will be moving in an arc forward and downward while still holding

your paper.

The two loose points will sort of roll around as you flatten the paper

and a triangle will form.

The diagonal fold you made in step 4 will help your paper to settle,

forming the left and right diagonal sides of your triangle.

Don't be afraid to fiddle with the paper a little. If need be, flatten

the paper on the inside of the large pocket that will be forming.

The creases for the left and right of your triangle are already there.

It might just be necessary to lend a helping hand for the paper to lie flat.

Another way to think of it, is that the crease you were holding with

thumb and fingers, that was the horizontal bottom of the model has now

moved into a vertical position and the paper on both sides of this

crease has spread out to the left and right into the large pocket I have

described.

Put another way, The horizontal crease is opened and rotated until it is

vertical and then it is flattened again in a vertical position. At the

same time, the diagonal valley folds spread to the sides and when the

step is complete, the valley creases have become mountain creases,

forming the left and right sides of the large, wide triangle.

On the right side of your model you should still have the rectangle

which you have been holding down. It has been undisturbed throughout

this step. It will be lifted and shifted in a similar manner when you

turn the model over in the next step.

For Step 7, follow the same directions as just described, but in the

opposite direction. After completing Step 7, your model should be

cymmetrical

Making origami accessible to visually impaired crafters through text

instructions.

for non-commercial use only.

Compiled by Lindy van der Merwe, January 2011

Revised: October 2012, with thankful acknowledgment to members of the

NFB Krafter's Korner

krafterskorner.org)

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