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How To : Fold a very simple paper football

In this video we learn how to fold a very simple paper football. First, take a piece of paper and cut out a strip from it or fold it into a strip. After this, fold a triangle in the strip of paper. Once you have this, fold up to create another triangle and keep folding up unti ...more

How To : Make a Three Dollar Origami Flower

Despite being bombarded with so many things to do each day, we still somehow find ourselves in a mid-afternoon lull where there's nothing better to do than stare at the adventures of a piece of lint darting across our computer screen. If you need something fun to do for the n ...more

How To : Origami a vagina

In this how to video you will learn how to origami a vagina. What better way to honor your lady than to make her a paper replica of her vagina.

How To : Origami Squirtle from Pokemon

This video origami tutorial shows how to use the traditional Japanese art of paper folding to make Squirtle from Pokemon. Anime and Pokemon fans will love to fold their own. Follow along with this video and learn how to make your own paper Squirtle.

How To : Origami a squirrel with sticky notes

Origami sticky note pad - How to make the squirrel! Origami sticky note pad is a little something for those dull moments at the office. Re-cycle your old sticky notes and turn them in to fun 3D models! This origami tutorial demonstrates how to fold a squirrel.

How To : Origami a train Japanese style

Fold an origami train. Origami Club in English is a free origami information site, with origami animations and origami diagrams. Diagrams for each origami works are printable on B5 and A4 paper. These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a train Japane ...more

How To : Fold an Origami Rabbit

Origami Rabbit Choose your paper. Recommended Paper This model is foldable with a lot of different papers, including printer paper. But I had the best results with: Japanese Kami Strength: ~70g/m² (19lb) Size: 15cm x 15cm Dual Color Fold. This is a traditional origami ra ...more

How To : Origami an easy paper plane Japanese style

These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a paper plane Japanese style. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own paper plane. Use the start, stop, forward and back buttons to easily follow along. You can also speed up the instruction ...more

How To : Make origami leaves for kawasaki roses

Don't leave your precious kawasaki roses exposed to prying eyes! Cover your flowers with a sheath of modesty by attaching them to origami rose leaves. These rose leaves act more than just to preserve your kawasaki rose's modesty; they also act as a stable base so your flower ...more

How To : Fold a six pointed star from rectangular paper

This origami tutorial will show you how to fold a six pointed star out of a regular piece of 8 1/2" X 11" paper. There are verbal instructions in Japanese for those who will find it useful, but the step by step visuals are quite clear. To fold an origami six pointed star, one ...more

How To : Origami a pig with sticky notes

Origami sticky note pad - How to make the pig! Origami sticky note pad is a little something for those dull moments at the office. Re-cycle your old sticky notes and turn them in to fun 3D models! This origami tutorial demonstrates how to fold a pig.

How To : Fold Wet Origami

Sounds like an anomaly, right? When I was a kid folding frogs, my mother gave me origami paper that was most certainly dry. But the works below by Vietnamese-American artist Giang Dinh were folded with one *wet* piece of paper. It's a technique called "Wet-Folding", invented b ...more

How To : Origami the "Blütenkreisel" pinwheel flower

This video demonstrates how to fold the origami model "Blütenkreisel" that Carmen Sprung designed. Carmen kindly gave me permission to make this video accessible to you. Note that you have to start with an octagon, rather than a square piece of paper.

How To : Origami a cigarette packet

This video demonstrates how to fold the origami model "Cigarette Packet" that David Brill designed. Dave kindly gave me permission to make this video accessible to you. Part 1 of 2 - How to Origami a cigarette packet. Part 2 of 2 - How to Origami a cigarette packet.

How To : Fold an origami dragon

This video demonstrates how to fold the origami model "Eastern Dragon" that Joseph Wu designed. Paper size used in the video: initially: 13cm by 65cm finished model: 18cm by 18cm Part 1 of 4 - How to Fold an origami dragon. Part 2 of 4 - How to Fold an origami dragon. Part ...more

How To : Make a spooky origami raven for Halloween

Okay, so a raven isn't the most auspicious thing to origami, but this delicate origami raven would be a wonderful and spooky craft to make for Halloween. You can place it on top of pumpkins or looking down jeeringly from windowsills. This orignial model by Tavin is simple and ...more

How To : Origami French fries

Learn how to make origami French fries and pouch. You'll need a square of paper for the origami pouch and more paper for the origami French fries.

How To : Origami a towel elephant

This video will show you how to origami an elephant from a towel. This has long been a standing tradition of cruise ships, and today, you can learn it too. Just be careful, some people might think it's a real origami elephant.

How To : Fold a cool origami hedgehog

We never thought it was even possible to fold a hedgehog out of paper. After all, a hedgehog is very round in shape and has spikes that jut out all over its body, making it hard to translate into paper. But creating a hedgehog is possible; just check out this origami tutorial ...more

How To : Fold a Textured Origami Ball

One of the most popular and basic origami geometric shapes is the "water bomb," which is a simple inflated cube. With a few extra folds and only a minor shift in approach, a more complex geometric shape can be achieved. This 24-faced, 3-dimensional object is formed using 8 id ...more

How To : Fold an origami paper tank and spaceship

Origami a whole fleet of these and you'll have your own army of unstoppable origami war machines that can blow up some paper aliens. This video will show you how to make these paper tanks and paper spaceships. The two are actually quite similar, but if you want to concentrate ...more

How To : Origami a lightsaber

This origami light saber actually needs a rectangular piece of paper, instead of the traditional origami square paper. This video demonstration uses foil origami paper, for an authentic look and finish. Watch this video origami tutorial and learn how to fold an origami lightsa ...more

How To : Make a cheetah

This video demonstrates how to make a cheetah. Starting with cheetah paper the author makes a series of folds and cuts to result in a paper cheetah. You will need a pair of scissors for this craft.

How To : Make a Paper Plane That Flies Far | Super Arrow

Super Arrow - an awesome paper plane that can flies far. GUARANTEED!!! This week, I'm gonna show you how to make another cool paper plane that can travel FAST and FAR. Just follow the instructions and do not forget to subscribe for more awesome paper planes. I will post new m ...more

How To : Make a 3D origami teddy bear

In this video, Jewellia describes how to create a 3 dimensional origami teddy bear. First, she lists the materials needed and the quantities necessary. She then begins the actual process of building the teddy bear, which is broken into steps. Step 1 is "creating the base". You ...more

How To : Fold a cute origami fish for beginners

Are you sitting in class just a few minutes before the bell rings, and you swear every time you look at the clock that minute hand keeps going backwards or getting stuck rather than moving forward to your freedom? Then power through those last horrendous minutes by crafting t ...more

How To : Fold a tetrahedron with modular origami

This video origami tutorial shows how to use the traditional Japanese art of paper folding to make shapes; in this case, a tetrahedron. Modular origami differs from basic origami in that it requires multiple sheets of paper. This method of folding a tetrahedron calls for four ...more

How To : Fold an origami crane for good luck

Learn to make the most basic of origami sculptures, the lucky paper crane. This video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step overview of how to make a paper crane using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, and to get started ma ...more

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