How to Fold Secret Notes

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How to Fold Secret Notes
A finished secret note. (Arianne Nellessen)

Want to pass a note, but keep the contents secret? A few folds can easily hide the content of your message until it reaches the intended recipient.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Write your note on a piece of paper and fold it in half horizontally.

    How to Fold Secret Notes
  2. 2

    Fold the paper in half horizontally again.

    How to Fold Secret Notes
  3. 3

    Hold the piece of folded paper so that the open end is on the top. Fold the right side of the paper up in a diagonal, so the paper forms a backward L. The top half of the backward L should be the same length as the bottom half.

    How to Fold Secret Notes
  4. 4

    Fold the bottom part of the backward L to the right, over the centre, so that the L is no longer backward.

    How to Fold Secret Notes
  5. 5

    Fold the top portion of the L down over the middle.

    How to Fold Secret Notes
  6. 6

    Flip the paper over and tuck one of the square flaps into one of the pockets you have created.

  7. 7

    Fold the exposed square flap and tuck it into the same pocket.

    How to Fold Secret Notes

Tips and warnings

  • Make sure to press down hard on the creases so your note will fold properly.

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