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.
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.
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 ...
Christmas decorations aren't cheap. From outdoor lighting to fir trees, decorating for the holidays can break the bank. That's where ingenuity comes into play, like hacking battery-operated Christmas lights, modifying lighting patterns and building Christmas tree ornaments from LEGOs. But there's even a simpler solution to cheaper Christmas decorations— origami.
In this great dollar bill origami tutorial from Orikane, you learn how to make a fantastic dollar bill origami dog inspired by Tien Nguyen.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a paper football with a $20 bill. First, take the bill and fold it in half length wise. Next, take the bill and fold one of the ends into a triangular shape. After this, fold the triangle over and keep doing this until you get to the end. When you reach the end, and tuck the flap on the end into the pocket you created. After this, you can hold the bill up with your fingers, and flick it with your other fingers. You can use any type of bill to make this, ...
With just one tiny sheet of paper, you can fold millions of things, like this boat. Not only is this a great little origami boat that's easy to complete, but it also floats on water! After watching and following the quick fold instructions, try out your new folded origami boat on water and see it float for yourself.
When you think of origami, you probably imagine very abstract, geometric interpretations of real-life animals and plant life, and sometimes even people and architectural monuments. But origami need not be abstract, nor does it need to be angular.
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.
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?
These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold paper mountains Japanese style. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own paper mountains. 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 mountains Japanese style.
What exactly is a snake dragon? Well, as you can see by this origami project, it's a hybrid dragon snake with a slithering, long tail and the head and wings of a dragon.
These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a paper scarf Japanese style. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own paper scarf. 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 scarf Japanese style.
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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.
During the holidays, usually one of the hardest decisions you'll ever make when decorating your tree is whether you want to top it all off with a star or an angel. If an angel is your tree topper of choice this year, why not make it extra special by making it yourself?
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...
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:
With this guide, you'll learn how to make a simple paper cubes with 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 colorful paper cubes from sonobe modules, watch this free origami lesson.
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.
If you're like us, you always begged your parents to let you get a parrot (What? They make you look like a pirate when perched on your shoulder), but they never consented because of the noise factor.
Video: . Learn how to make a paper modular origami magic rose cube instructions.
If you are interested in making something cool from scratch using paper, then next tutorial should help. this video is showing you how to make an easy cool looking origami ball from scratch. It's easy to follow and can be used for a bunch of different reasons, including playing various games with your friends. So good luck, pay attention, and enjoy!
Want to make a next-level origami gift box? This video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step overview of how to make a hexagonal sonobe paper gift box using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, and to get started making your own paper cubes, watch this arts-and-crafts guide.
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.
Want to hone your origami folding skills but don't want to go through the monetary trouble of purchasing (sometimes pricey) origami paper? Then worry not; simply watch this easy origami tutorial to learn how to fold a basic cube using a single dollar bill (which we hope you have at least one of).
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a paper rose with a paper towel. First, roll one end to the other, then stick your finger inside one end and pinch the tip while twisting a few inches down. This will be your bud and your stem for the flower. Keep twisting down until you reach halfway to the end of the flower. Now, fold the loose piece on the bottom so it's parallel to the stem. Then, twist the leaf and wrap it around the bud. Then, shape the bud to the type of flower you want, then enjo...
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.
In this video, Ngai Chun Cheung demonstrates how to make an origami suit jacket. He begins by folding a right triangle and tearing off the excess to make a perfect square. He folds it on both diagonals, then folds the four corners into the center. He turns the paper over and folds all four corners into the center again. Then he turns it over and again folds all four corners into the center. He turns it over and opens the four corners partially and folds them flat to make rectangles on all fou...
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.
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...
This seashell origami craft is amongst the easiest you will ever fold. Yet just because it's quick and simple to make doesn't mean it's not pretty.
This video shows how to make an origami swan using 471 paper triangles. Your loved one will appreciate this gift because you put in a tremendous amount of effort, dedication and patience required for origami, but its easy to assemble and the only money you will spend is cost of 15 paper sheets. Good luck!
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...
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!
Take classic origami moving cubes to the third dimension by attempting this box-like version of moving cubes, which moves on both the x and y axes. This amazing craft can be shaped into as many forms as you can make with Legos.
You're going to need a little money to make this pointed origami star, but not that much, unless you Mr. Moneybags or something. To keep this cheap, you can use dollar bills — five of them, which means five dollars. You can use five dollar bills, but that would mean you'd have a twenty-five dollar paper star, and unless you plan on selling it for fifty, you might just want to use some fake bills. Anything that is rectangular in shape will do. You can make a 5-pointed star or upgrade to the 6-...
For the (anal) artist among us. This tutorial requires only 15 sheets of paper and scissors. Technically, because of the cutting of the paper, this swan is kirigami, not origami. That said, assembling 471 paper triangles into this beautiful swan is the work of angels.
Instructions to make 3D origami of airplane similar to Airbus A380. It's self standing, made only with a folded paper (triangles). In video I tried to give instructions for every detail.
It may be cheesy, but whipping out an origami flower while you're at the dinner table can really make someone's day, whether it's made out of a napkin, dollar bill, or burger wrapper. It's great for showing your waitress how much you appreciate the service, or for breaking the ice with your Valentine's Day date.