2 Sectioned Origami Tray / Tool Box Tutorial

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Make a pretty & useful two sectioned origami tray. This divided origami box has a handle in the middle, like a toolbox. There are 2 versions to make, 1st has a two coloured look, the 2nd has a single colour & you can also stack them, as they slot together. This is the continuation of the origami boat basket.  It’s also similar in looks to an origami tray I posted a couple years ago.  I feel like this version is much easier, and more sturdy.

I’ve used a specific size of paper, but you can use any size of square or rectangular paper. The specific size is just if you want to add the two boxes inside. This size makes two square sections. The first version of the box (the purple one and blue and white one below) is great for paper that has a different colour on the front and back.

The second version of the box is a stacking box. They can be stacked or slotted together and I think the second version is sturdier than the first. You will only see one side of the paper on the second version.

2 Sectioned Origami Tray

This model is featured in one of my origami ebooks:

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LEARNIGAMI – Interlocking Origami Boxes E-book

Features over 20 origami diagrams. These origami boxes interlock, slot or fit together to become a larger piece. Each origami project is clearly diagrammed with annotations throughout.

Design: © Paper Kawaii
Level: ★★★☆☆

You will need:

Trays: 1 sheet of 1:2 paper (half of a square, or you can use any size – the resulting box will be a different shape)
Paper size example: 29.7 x 14.85 | Final model size: 5 x 5 x 10.5 cm
The 2 inner boxes: 2 sheets of 13.5 x 13.5 cm
Other sizes: Take the short edge of your paper (for the tray) and divide it by 1.1. For example in my case: 14.85 ➗ 1.1 = 13.5. So 13.5 for the inner boxes.

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2 months ago

I’m confused as to how you got these to stack in that one picture. The diagonal sides of the handle stop the it from being able to go into the slit on the bottom of another tray.

Susanne Wichert
Susanne Wichert
4 years ago

Wow I’m stunned by your talent right now 🙂

4 years ago

Hi Chrissy ! I’m from Brazil and I love origami and your videos. Thanks to share

5 years ago

Your videos are very fantastic.

5 years ago

Hi Chrissy,
I have been watching your videos for a long time and find them very good. Your instructions are perfect.
I look forward to each one that comes around. Great job!

5 years ago

Hi, I am from India & love making & teaching origami. I found your site very educative & easy to follow. Models you are very cute. Keep up the good work.

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