First Found Puzzle Box - April 2019

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On April 20, 2019, the Lost Crate of HP Witherspoon was displayed to the public during Heathside Cottage’s Spring Festival. To commemorate the event, I was commissioned to create a paper puzzle box, a small parallel to the museum crate which was on display.

The Lost Crate is itself a puzzle box of clever design and many layers, and this paper box mirrors those qualities.

The box puzzle I crafted has more than twenty sides, but a folded box only shows six. As you fold and re-fold the puzzle, different exteriors remain. Three of those configurations are “solutions” - they have matching thematic sides, and if lined up correctly, the “lid” can be lifted to reveal a hidden message about the Lost Crate.