Prepare 3 to 4 paper squares of the same size. You can use square origami paper or follow these easy steps for making a square from any rectangular piece of paper. Gift wrap paper, magazine pages, and colorful brochures are some examples of interesting paper options. Avoid using cardstock or paper that is too thick or heavy to fold.
However, when using only two paper squares, you will need to secure the middle of each folded paper accordion to prevent the folds from unraveling in the final steps. After doing Step 5, tie a thin string or thread around the middle crease. Cut the length of excess string and proceed with the succeeding steps described in the above instructions.