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: Fold the record-setting glider-style paper airplane (Guinness World Records)

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. Takuo Toda's paper airplane design, called the Sky King, out-performed Blackburn's, setting a new record at 27.9 seconds in 2009.

How To: Fold a Magic Rose Cube—A Flower in a Box Origami Puzzle

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.

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: 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: Origami a puffy star with a dollar bill

Money origami (or dollar bill) origami is cheap, fun, simple, and cute. It only takes a dollar bill with some folding paper skills to make some really cool stuff. Spend that spare dollar in your pocket on some good old fashioned creativity -- you will end up with a cool puffy star origami figure.

How To: Fold a fun origami treasure chest

Hone your origami folding skills - as well as craft a pirate-chic treasure chest that can actually store your precious plunder - by checking out this origami video. Your finger dexterity will be challenged by the curved fold, an advanced origami fold that leaves the leagues of angular folds behind in the dust.

How To: Make an origami birthday pop-up card

Enchant that special birthday boy or girl with a unique origami birthday pop-up card by following this well produced instructional video. 1. All you need is a two sided square piece of colorful wrapping paper to create your origami birthday pop-up card. As long as your paper is square, the finished card can be any size you wish. 2. Make a series of simple sharp folds on both sides, carefully following the video instructions. Pay particular attention to the final intricate folds which create t...

How To: Origami a green tea cup Japanese style

These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a paper green tea cup Japanese style. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own paper green tea cup. 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 green tea cup Japanese style.

How To: Make an origami body for a person for beginners

Are you an origami fan who's just starting out in this paper folding and molding line of work? Are you tired of folding nothing but paper lucky stars and tired cranes? Well, look no further than this origami video, which immediately throws you off the deep end (just kidding) and teaches you how to make the body of a person.

How To: Fold a paper rose

In this tutorial, we learn how to fold a paper rose. First, you will grab a napkin and unfold it. From here, roll the napkin around two fingers. Then, take it off and go two inches down from the top. Roll around this quickly, stopping half way. Grab the corner of the napkin and bring it up. Then, pull the rest down and continue to twist. Take your flower and make a leaf, then twist around the stem tightly. Put your fingers in the middle of the rose and use your finger to swirl it around. This...

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.

How To: Make an origami lotus flower from a napkin

With this how-to on the ancient Japanese art of paper folding, you'll learn how to make a strikingly beautiful water lily from a paper napkin. For complete, step-by-step instructions on assembling your own paper lotus flower, watch this origami how-to and, if you like, read along below.

How To: Fold an origami tiger

Lions, tigers, and bears-- Oh wait, it's just a paper tiger. This thorough video will show you how to fold a fierce origami tiger. After all, a paper menagerie can't be complete without its very own tiger.

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: 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 Four-Leaf Clover with a Few Dollar Bills

Money origami (or dollar bill) origami is cheap, fun, simple, and cute. It only takes a dollar bill with some folding paper skills to make some really cool stuff. Spend that spare dollar in your pocket on some good old fashioned creativity—you will end up with a cool four-leaf clover for St. Patrick's Day.

How To: Make 1,000 origami cranes fast

This video is a tutorial on how to quickly make 1,000 origami paper cranes, also known as senbazuru. You should start by gathering paper squares. The video then shows you how to fold these squares into the familiar crane shape. You then learn how to thread these cranes together in order to get your desired design. The number of cranes you make will depend on the size of decoration you want for your home or for your beautiful gift.

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