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Origami Elephant Box

Elephant Box
Original model created on 01/09/2016 - Published on 15/09/2016

Origami Elephant Box instructions and tutorial

Do you like this cute origami elephant box? You can make one by just folding 2 pieces of paper, no cuts, no tape, no glue! The elephant box is a very strong origami box with a lid and you can use it to keep small objects like jewels. And of course the elephant box makes a very original and beautiful gift box for your presents.

The box is made of two parts: a cubic box, and an elephant lid. You can of course use different colors for the lid and for the box. It's a great DIY project, you can make several boxes to store your small craft supplies.

Paper size: - 1 square of paper for the cube box. I recommend at least 15x15 cm (about 6x6 inches) which is the size I used in this tutorial. - 1 half square of paper for the elephant lid. I used a 15x7.5 cm rectangle.

You do not have to use origami paper with different colors on each side. Only one side will show. You can also use plain copy paper.

It's best to first fold the cube box as it will be easier to make a lid that fits the box perfectly. The tutorial for the cubic box is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5ahGVoby2U

I also recommend that you first fold this elephant before folding the lid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osKeb9ursJA It has the same elephant head as the elephant lid, but you can fold it with a larger piece of paper. e.g. with a 15x15 cm square, your elephant head will be 4 times bigger than the one you will need to fold for the lid from a 15x7.5 cm rectangle.

If you fold an elephant first, it will then be much easier to fold the elephant lid.

Important: this elephant box is an original origami model by Stéphane Gigandet. Please do not make videos, diagrams, how-tos or tutorials that show how to fold the box, and instead point to this video. Thank you.

Please send me pictures of your elephant boxes, I will put them on the http://origami.plus site, and I will show them in a next video (with your name of course).

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Origami Elephant Box video instructions

To make an Elephant Box in origami, please follow the instructions from this video on YouTube:

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How to make an origami Elephant Box

Here are the step-by-step instructions to fold an Elephant Box (photo diagram and/or video).

Elephant Box - step 1

1. Origami Elephant Box

What do you think of this Elephant Box? If you fold it, please send me pictures of your elephant boxes so that I can add them to the gallery bellow! :-)

What are you going to store in your box?

Note: this model is an original model protected by international copyright laws. Please do not publish instructions, diagrams or videos that show how to fold it, but instead point people to this page. If you would like to help with the translation of the instructions to your language (or improve the translation), please let me know. Thank you!

Your origami Elephant Box photos

If you fold this Elephant Box, please send me pictures of your paper Elephant Box so that I can show them here.

Photos of origami Elephant Box

Origami Elephant Boxes

If you make an origami Elephant Box, please send me a picture so that I can add it to the origami butterflies gallery below! Thank you!

A pyramid of elephant boxes

I can't stop making more and more of those origami elephant boxes! :-)

Flower Elephant

A wonderful elephant folded with a very beautiful paper with flowers by Sophy from Taiwan.

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