The very first banknotes were used by the Chinese in the 7th century, during the Tang Dynasty. Before it was used as a true currency, paper money was used as part of a deposit system in which merchants would leave large amounts of coins with a trusted associate and receive a p ...more
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Origami is an art form, but origami using dollar bills? It takes this art form to a whole new level! In this three-part video tutorial, learn how to fold an F-18 Hornet fighter jet plane out of a dollar bill, origami-style. To download a PDF diagram for this project click her ...more
This origami tutorial video will show you how to fold a dollar bill to form a flapping bird. Origami takes practice. All you need is patience, a dollar bill and this video demonstration.
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
Learn how to make an origami 'flapping bird'
This tutorial video will show you how to make a dollar bill origami fighter jet. Very easy steps! Learn how to fold this simple origami model. All you need is a dollar and some origami skills.
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
To play off Gertrude Stein's famous quote, a rose is a rose is a magic paper cube. And with this paper folder's guide, you'll learn how to make your very own magic rose cube from paper using the Japanese art of origami. This design by Valerie Vann and folded by German Fernande ...more
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.
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.
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.
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
You don't need to be stuck in prison to get into origami. Learn how to fold the duck from Prison Break outside of bars. Watch this video origami tutorial and start folding!
Without a doubt, this is the world's best paper airplane! Okay, maybe not. It previously held the Guinness World Record for longest flight (time aloft) for a paper airplane, by record-setter Ken Blackburn in 1998 (27.6 seconds). But like all records, they eventually get broken ...more
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
Check out this video for a step by step process on how to use just one piece of paper to make a book with 16 pages. (Do it the origami way!) You can even make it into a flip book later.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Learn how to make an origami panda head. You need a small square of paper to make your origami panda head.
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
Remember when you were a wee little kid and you used to spend entire afternoons staging epic wars between your T-Rex action figure and the rest of the dinosaur kingdom, making them go "Rawr!" at every lash? Well, you probably can't get away with playing with plastic dinosaurs ...more
Ah, this dinosaur origami project takes us back to the good old days, when Power Rangers was the bomb and all the girls wanted to be pink ranger kelly with her skirted pink costume and pink pterodactyl robot thingy. If you're feeling nostalgic for the days of Power Rangers li ...more
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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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