Valentine's Day is a day for love, but it also just happens to be the time when every flower shop in town hikes up their prices. Chocolates are still relatively cheap, but I never understood why you have to give the gift of bigger love handles when something more creative gets the job done at a much cheaper price.
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 YouTuber German Fernandez, is great for Valentine's Day or any other day where a paper puzzle rose is needed. Just be prepared... it's a not just a puzzle origami rose, it's a puzzle folding it.
Hearts are fairly easy to cut out of paper, but origami hearts take a little more work, and that means more appreciation from their recipient. Even better, flying origami hearts. What better way to tell your loved one you care on Valentine's Day than with some bat-winged hearts? It'll send them into cardiac arrest just knowing how much effort you put into making your love known.
Learn how to make an origami crane with two colors. You'll need a square piece of paper to fold your origami two-colored crane.
What better way to express to your sweetheart what love is all about than by giving her an origami rose? Origami roses, unlike the real flowers, last forever (as long as you don't sit on them accidentally) and look beautiful when attached to stems and turned into a bouquet.
Valentine's Day is a beautiful day associated with true love. Surprise your loved one or friend and show you care with this mini Valentines card with origami heart. You need not more than 10 minutes to make the card. First You Need to Make an Origami Heart
Looking for an easy 3D origami project? This video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step overview of how to make a simple 3D pig using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, and to get started making your own paper pig sculpture, watch this arts-and-crafts guide.
In this guide, you'll learn how to make an origami double-heart specially for Valentine's Day. Design is by Francis Ow, made by Teofila Vasileva. What You Need:
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.
With Valentine's Day looming in our midst, it's high time to start thinking about what you'll be cooking up and crafting for your sweetheart. But instead of spending any money on anything, just keep one thing in mind—everybody loves cold hard cash, even as a valentine gift. So, instead of spending your dough, fold it into a beautiful origami heart to give your loved one. Better yet—make a whole bouquet of folded dollar bill hearts. What could be sweeter than a bunch of heart flowers made of m...
Ah, the heart. The eternal symbol of love and torment, the starter of wars and the locale of true victories. Heck, the heart is such an ingrained symbol in our culture that there's an entire holiday devoted to it.
The people from openorigami.net demonstrate how to make an origami kiwi bird.
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 dollar bill tutorial to learn how to fold a shirt and pants.
With this guide, you'll learn how to make a 3D spiral star from six sheets of folded paper using origami, the traditional art of Japanese paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as well as to get started making your own folded-paper spiral stars, watch this free origami lesson.
This video origami tutorial shows how to make a substitute for origami paper in case you ever run out or can't buy any. You can use construction paper, printer paper, magazine paper, and etc. Have Fun!
Fold an origami pig with a design by Joost Langeveld. Part 1 of 2 - How to Origami a cute little pig.
Watch this origami video to fold an origami sunflower, complete with paper stem. This is a pretty difficult flower to fold. You will need many pieces of origami paper to complete this sunflower design. Fold several of these impressive origami sunflowers to make a bouquet.
Looking to add some waterfowl to your paper menagerie? Make an easy, elegant duck toy using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions on how to make your own ducks from folded paper. For more information, and to get started making paper ducks yourself, take a look!
Involving thousands of intricate folds, tucks, and nips, origami patterns perplex even the most experienced of L.A. plastic surgeons.
Check out this easy modular origami. You can assemble 18 for a truncated tetrahedron like this, 24 for a cuboctahedron, 30 for a dodecahedron, 48 for a rhombicuboctahedron and so on.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to make an origami backpack! Origami: (Back to School) Backpack!
In this Orikane training video you will learn how to make an Armadillo based on the folds by J Cowling.
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.
Learn how to make an easy origami dragon A4 instructions. Design, video tutorial and diagram by Ventsislav Vasilev (Origamite) http://goo.gl/LQAXuD
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.
We've all attempted to fold a paper airplane before, right? One we hoped would sail majestically through the air for a good while but just ended up nose-diving into the grass. Paper planes, an invention likely as old as paper, are models of engineering; and they must account for the same dynamics as real planes, from drag force to stability to weight. So what is the perfect design?
This video tutorial will show you how to make a beautiful Revealing Flower. The awesome thing about the Revealing Flower is that you will be able to open and close the petals. It will take 90 pieces of paper. Do not use printer paper. (you might as well use Post-Its) You will also need glue. Here's the video tutorial:
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 ...
Tutorial of how to quickly make and Origami Magic Ball! Get a piece of 20x40cm paper. Fold along side in 32 equal parts, by repeatedly folding the paper in half - using genderless folds. Fold the short side in 8 equal parts- using valley folds. Turn the sheet over and start diagonal folds - using valley folds into 32 parts. Roll paper out flat, and fold it zigzag following previously made genderless folds. At corner of paper, create a "water bomb" by pressing together previously made folds fo...
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.
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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.
You've got a great gift for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day. Awesome. Now, how are you going to present that lovely gift of yours? Wrapping paper? Cardboard box? Decorative bag? If any of those things are your answer—you're not trying hard enough.
In this great dollar bill origami tutorial from Orikane, you learn how to make a fantastic dollar bill origami dog inspired by Tien Nguyen.
Flip, flip, flip, flip to infinity! This crafty how-to shows you how to create a super cool, origami square that can flip over and over again! A clear, concise video, teaching you how to make this little project that's sure to keep your hands busy for ages!
Just as night follows day, the summer and fall baby season follows wedding season in the spring. Lots of cute young ones seem to get popped out by the dozen during the summer, often prompting baby showers and other baby-themed events.
Here's a beautiful stop motion instructional video on how to fold a paper Koi fish. Origami a Koi fish.
Dollar, dollar, dollar, dollar, dollar bill, y'all! If you've got five dollars and spindly appendages with which to fold, then there's nothing standing between you and your very own Cap Lincoln. Just follow the bouncing bill:
This video is about folding an abstract, flexible origami shape
This video demonstrates how to make 3D Origami. If you want to make some 3D origami animals, you need this video as first step. You will need a normal sheet of paper (size A4). One rectangle is a 1/32 of this. The fastest method is to cut them out with a knife. You will use these to fold triangles, make a "basement" and stabilize them to make rows. This is the perfect primer video for 3D origami. Learn how to fold 3D origami modules.