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Origami Paper Size Calculator – Make Origami Models a Specific Size

What is the Origami Paper Size Calculator?

People often ask me how to work out what size paper they need for a specific sized box.

I have created this calculator so that you can work out what size paper you need OR what sized box/model you will end up with.

This is especially helpful if it’s an origami box which has one size for the box and a different size for the lid. (calculate the lid and box seperately)

Example: You want your origami box to be at least ’10cm’ wide (in order to fit a gift), you can use this to figure out what sized paper to start with.

If you are trying to figure out what size paper to use when the origami model starts with a non-square, check out the Origami Paper Ratio Calculator.

The Origami Paper Size Calculator:

In order to use the calculator, you will need to have some info: the paper size used and the resulting model size.
So either the tutorialย has it listedย (most tutorials on my website have this info), or you will have to make the model with a test sheet and note the results.

Note:

There is (usually) no way to get an exact specific sized box, instead – go for the largest side of your object and use that as the ‘Required size’ (maybe add a couple cms).

Also this calculator will only work for models that are made with square paper. ย This online calculator uses simple division and multiplication, its so easy to do it yourself, but this is still useful for those of us who’s mind goes blank at the thought!

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