Most origami starts with a square sheet of paper. The corners of the square are integral to shapes and folding lines. Would it be possible to fold a ROUND sheet of paper into a SQUARE box? And not just any ordinary round sheet of paper, but a PAPER PLATE.
Maybe your blueberries are rolling off your plate as you carry them up the stairs. Perhaps it would easier to carry your blueberries in a box.
The answer is yes. It is very possible to fold a round paper plate into a square box. Your nine-inch paper plate will transform into a two-inch box.
I was standing in the Chicago Tribune lunchroom, waiting for my tv dinner to heat up in the microwave. The past few days I’ve been without a phone, so I didn’t have anything to read. And oddly, there are no print newspapers in the Chicago Tribune lunchroom. Weird, right? So standing there, I saw some paper plates and wondered if a round shape could be folded into an origami box. And it worked!
The thickness of the paper plate made it a bit tricky, but the texture of the box is really nice. I never realized how textured paper plates are. Funny how it takes the object completely transforming itself for me to notice a quality that was inherent all along.
Here are the instructions on how to fold a paper box.