Money Origami, Flower Edition: 10 Different Ways to Fold a Dollar Bill into a Blossoming Bloom

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 paper receipt for the transaction. The reason was simple—the copper coins used as currency at the time were heavy.

How To: Origami a paper envelope without glue or tape

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to Origami a paper envelope without glue or tape. Take a piece of paper and fold it in half hamburger style. Fold the open edge of the top sheet of paper back on itself so it reaches the closed edge. Repeat this step again. Give it a good crease, open it up and fold the open edge back to the middle crease and fold it back along the middle crease. This becomes the bar of the bar envelope. Now fold the other open edge of the paper so that ...

How To: Fold a "Prison Break"-style paper swan

Want to make a tough-guy paper swan in the manner of Prison Break protag Michael Scofield? 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 making your own paper birds, watch this arts-and-crafts guide.

How To: Make a paper napkin flower

With this artsy, craftsy how-to, you'll learn how to make flowers with paper napkins and a pair of scissors. Pretty. And pretty cool! For a detailed, step-by-step look at the process, watch this free video tutorial!

How To: Origami a dollar bill box

Dollar bill origami is fun, simple & cute. All you need is a dollar bill and some origami folding skills. Spend your spare dollar on some creativity... and you will end up with a cute origami figurine. Watch this origami money tutorial to learn how to fold a box with a dollar bill.

How To: Fold an origami crane like Scofield's on Prison Break

Some watch Prison Break for the nail-biting drama, others tune in for the origami cranes. This video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step overview of how to make a paper crane à la Prison Break protagonist Michael Scofield using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, and to get started making your own tough-guy paper birds, watch this arts-and-crafts guide.

How To: Origami an Omega Star

Merry Christmas From Kevinsorigami! This origami model makes a great Christmas Star though it looks like a sea urchin. Origami is the timeless art of Japanese paper folding. Watch this origami how to video to learn how to fold the Christmas omega star. Origami is a fun craft and your models make nice, homemade gifts. Practice makes perfect.

How To: Make an origami paper dragon

In this video, we'll learn how to make a little dragon using the ancient Japanese art of origami. This is rather complicated projected for beginners to attempt, but if you've already made origami cranes and other relatively simply shapes, this is a good project to take your skills to the next level. All you need is some printer or origami paper, and you're ready to get started.

How To: Make an origami ninja star (shuriken) out of paper

Shuriken are the ancient Japanese weapons you've seen ninja warriors use in the movies. Their name literally translates as "sword hidden in the hand". In this tutorial you'll learn how to make a shuriken out of paper in a few fairly simple steps. But while this throwing star isn't as deadly as a metal version, it has sharp edges and it is potentially dangerous. Be very careful about where you throw it, and never throw it at people or animals!

How To: Origami a paper Japanese obi

These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a paper Japanese obi for a kimono. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own paper obi. Use the start, stop, forward and back buttons to easily follow along. You can also speed up the instructional origami video if it is going too slow. Very cool Japanese origami how-to video! Origami a paper Japanese obi.

How To: Make a folded paper Halloween lamp with origami

Looking for an easy Halloween-themed art project? With this guide, you'll learn how to make a paper Halloween lamps origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as well as to get started making your own colorful Halloween lamps, watch this free origami lesson.

How To: Make an Origami Lotus Flower Out of Dollar Bills

Looking to add specimens to your paper garden? Make a paper lotus flower from dollar bills using origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions for making your own dollar-bill lotus flowers from folded paper. Now, let's get our monigami on!

How To: Make a paper box using rectangular paper

It is very easy to make a paper box using rectangular paper and anyone could do it, just follow the steps below, Fold the paper in half hot dog style (the long way). If you are using square paper, it doesn't really matter which way you fold it. Unfold. Fold each side of the paper to the center crease. Unfold. The paper should be in quarters. Fold the paper in half hamburger style (the short way). Again, if you are using square paper, it doesn't really matter which way you fold it. Unfold. Fol...

How To: Fold an origami 3D omega star

If you like folding paper stars and think they're a cinch, this omega star should give you quite a challenge. This omega star is an intricate fold that looks beautiful when complete. Perfect atop that pine tree in your living room (during holidays hopefully). This step=by=step video takes you through each fold of the paper origami 3D omega star, so pay attention.

How To: Fold a very detailed origami rose from Prison Break

Love roses and complicated craft projects? Make a beautiful decorative paper rose using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. This 26-minute free origami video lesson presents complete instructions on how to make your own roses from folded paper. For more information, and to get started making paper flowers yourself, take a look!

How To: Origami a dollar bill peacock

Dollar bill origami is fun, simple & cute. All you need is a dollar bill and some origami folding skills. Spend your spare dollar on some creativity... and you will end up with a cute origami figurine. Watch this origami money tutorial to learn how to fold a dollar bill into a peacock.

How To: Make an origami ninja star out of foil

If you're interested in making a giant origami ninja star, this tutorial is for you. OIn the video you'll be using foil to make the ninja star a very cool looking thing. You can use multiple layers to make it heavier. It's something cool that you and your friends will like. Enjoy!

How To: Origami a Japanese paper sweater or jumper

These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a paper sweater or jumper. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own paper jumper. Use the start, stop, forward and back buttons to easily follow along. You can also speed up the instructional origami video if it is going too slow. Very cool Japanese origami how-to video! Origami a Japanese paper sweater or jumper.

How To: Make an origami gift box lid

Barbabella shows how to make a modular origami hexagonal box lid with star design. Fold a two-sided square sheet of paper to form a triangle, unfold it and fold it in the opposite direction. Using the guidelines fold the paper on three sides forming a small triangle and leave one end as it is. Turn over the sheet and fold the opposite side of the unfolded one as shown. Now mark the points as shown and fold it on one side. Now fold it to mark point below and the crease ends at the point marked...

How To: Make a transforming origami spikey ball

Ever wonder how to make an amazing piece of art just using paper and some glue? This video takes you through the step-by-step process of how to make a Transforming Spike Ball. The video includes the materials needed, and a video demonstration of all the steps that you will need to construct your perfect Transforming Spine Ball. And if you ever get stuck, you can just hit pause, complete your step, and continue. The video also leaves room for you to be creative, allowing you to pick and choose...

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