Box with Color-Change Star (Hexagonal)

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Paper: Washi
Type: box lid, color-change, single-sheet stars (implies: abstract, box, geometric, origami-first design, single-sheet, star, symbol)
Author: Michał Kosmulski
Colors: red, yellow
In albums: Showcase

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The technique used for this hexagonal box can be used for other polygons as well, resulting in boxes with a different number of sides. However, the minimum number of sides is 5: for a square or triangle the shape you get in the center is not a star. The technique is simple in theory, but folding it nicely in practice is not so easy since it requires lots of precision to get the central star right, and due to some closed sinks needed to lock the sides. Still, the end result is quite nice and I like the jagged lower edge which makes this box stand apart from most of my other boxes. The lid can be turned upside-down and used as a container by itself, in which case the edges can be shaped to resemble flower petals.