How to Cut a Square from a
Rectangle Sheet of Paper


There are two easy ways to cut a square from a rectangular sheet of paper.

Method 1:
  1. Take a sheet of rectangular paper and fold it as shown.
  2. Use the edge as a guide to cut off the lower rectangle.
  3. Unfold the triangle and you will get a square with a diagonal crease in it. You can save the excess paper for another project.
cut a square from rectangle



cut a square from rectangle

Square from a Rectangle Method 2:

    If you need a square sheet without the diagonal creases, try the next method.

  1. Take two sheet paper of the same size. Rotate one of them and overlay the two sheets perpendicular to one another.

  2. Use the edge of the top sheet as a guide to cut off the protruding section from the lower sheet.

  3. Remove the top sheet and you will get a square with no creases. You can use this square or the excess rectangle as a template to cut the other rectangular sheet into a square.