In the latest NOA Origami Monthly Magazine I found a very cute design that I would like to share with you. Even though I cannot make a tutorial for these models, I still would like to show them to you. You can find the diagram to this design in the NOA Magazine Nr. 488 (April 2016), p. 27 – 31. I order them directly from NOA Japan. But you can backorder issues from CDJapan –  Check here! In case you can’t get this issue, there is the “Origami NOA Box” book  (Amazon or  Origami Shop), which also has very cute Origami box models. {For example these models: Tortoise box & Rose box; are from this book.}

Tip: Papers I usually buy on Ebay or Origami Shop. Japanese books I tend to buy from CDJapan.

Quick Info

You will need 1 square 15 cm x 15 cm / 5.9 in x 5.9 in of Kami or Chiyogami style paper for each of the cases. The resulting case for your eraser will have the approximate size of 5.5 cm x 2.4 cm x 1.1 cm / 2.2 in x 0.9 in x 0.4 in. You could use the case also for a USB stick of any other similar shaped item. In my opinion, the case is still fragile, and probably serves best as a decoration than an actual eraser case. The Rabbit- and Cat-shaped Eraser Cases start both from the same folds and then split off each one into their own designs. In general the designs are not to difficult to fold, but require you to mirror a set of steps to create the other ear – which i found a little bit tricky. But all went well in the end – as you can see. The Rabbit-shaped case is a bit uneven on the bottom due to the closure of the folds. It is also quite a bit of a hassle to insert the fold. The Cat-shaped Eraser case on the other hand applies a different approach of closing the bottom – and was a bit easier to follow through. The belly is also a bit more even.

Hint: You can fold the Origami Eraser Box from Kami paper. But I think it looks so much cuter when you use patterned paper like this checkered Chiyogami-style paper!


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That’s my little introduction for you to this cute Origami Eraser case. I hope you like it too! 😉

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