How to Fold Origami Cat Box

This cute origami cat box is another origami box without lid. Comparing with other origami boxes, it only needs 1 paper. We name it cat box because it has a pair of cat ear on the top two corners.

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We have another cute origami cat shaped box. Don’t forget to check our origami box idea collection if you are still searching for inspirations.

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If you are new to origami, start here from our beginner guide to know the basics and how to read the step-by-step instructions.

  • Folding time: 10 minutes
  • Paper: 15×15 cm
  • Difficulty: Easy

Material

Get a 15*15 cm origami paper, with different colors on each side, and you will get a 6.2*6.2 cm cat box.

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Start with the white side of the paper facing up, fold it in half diagonally, crease it well then unfold.

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Step 2

Fold it in half diagonally for another side, crease it well and unfold it.

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Step 3

Fold it in half vertically, and unfold it.

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Step 4

Fold it in half horizontally, then unfold. Now there are four creases intersecting at the center of the paper.

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Step 5

Fold the four points to the intersection point.

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Step 6

Flip the paper over.

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Step 7

Fold the left and right corners to the middle intersection point diagonally.

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Step 8

Flip the paper over.

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Step 9

Fold the four corners at the center diagonally to the four corners of the model.

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Step 10

Flip your paper over.

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Step 11

Fold both the left and right edges to align with the middle vertical crease.

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Step 12

Fold the top corner to the center point diagonally, crease it well, and unfold it.

Repeat this for the bottom corner.

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Step 13

Press down the two slanted creases on the left and right, shown by the dotted lines, and unfold the two white layers from the center for only 90 degrees. Then adjust, and make these two layers and the top part stand.

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Step 14

Fold the top corner down along the white part edge, and place the folded part well, creating one of the box’s walls.

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Step 15

Push the bottom of the left and right flaps a little toward the center.

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Step 16

In the same manner as step 13, push down the left and right sides, lift the bottom part of the model, and fold it down, then place it well.

Note that do not push the outer layers on the left and right sides, as they will form cat ears.

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Step 17

Rotate it for 180 degrees clockwise to set the cat box straight.

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What’s Next

The method of making this cat box is very similar to that of our bunny box, but it is simpler. You can check it if you are interested.

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