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 an easy paper butterfly with origami

Looking to add specimens to your paper menagerie? Make a butterfly with origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions for making your own butterfly from a sheet of folded paper. For more information, and to get started making your own paper butterflies, take a look!

How To: Origami a scary shark

Fold an origami shark in about 2 minutes. Take a break and watch jaws. Oh, the paper makes the shard look like it actually has scales or whatever sharks have. (Their skin is made of the same material as their teeth!)

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 a Revealing Flower

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:

How To: Make your own origami magic ball

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...

How To: Create a tetrahedra origami with five intersections

Origami purists will argue that all origami creations, no matter how complex, should be folded from one single sheet of paper, but the rules were made to be broken, right? If you've already mastered the art of one-sheet origami projects like frogs and cranes, challenge yourself to this project: a tetrahedra composed of five intersecting pyramidal shapes.

How To: Origami dollar bill shirts and pants

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.

News: Star Wars Moneygami

Nerd out with Won Park's Star Wars/Star Trek dollar-gami. More images on DVice. Fold your own moneygami on WonderHowTo, or better yet, scroll all the way down to learn how to make your own origami Star Wars X-Wing Fighter from Fold Something.

How To: Fold a tiny origami giraffe from a dollar bill

We all have a favorite animal, right? While most of us like conventional animals like dogs and cute pandas, others like more exotic, safari-esque animals like giraffes. If you know a giraffe lover, check out this video to learn how to give him/her the perfect "just because" gift - an origami giraffe.

How To: Make an origami magic ball

What better way to have a ball than to make one? Paper works fine. In this tripartite paper folding video tutorial, you'll learn how to make your very own magic ball from the woody stuff using the ancient Japanese art of paper folding.

How To: Origami a morning glory

Watch this instructional video to fold a traditional Japanese origami morning glory. You will need a colored piece of origami paper for the flower blossom and a green piece of origami paper for the folded leaf. You will also need a pair of scissors and a small amount of glue. The video includes verbal instructions in Japanese, although the visual guide is quite clear.

How To: Origami a paper cup

Watch this instructional origami video to fold an origami paper cup. These visual guidelines will help you with some of the more difficult folds. The cup should be able to hold liquid. These origami paper cups can also serve as a very small size movie popcorn bucket.

How To: Make a paper rose with construction paper

In this tutorial, we learn how to make paper rose with construction paper. First, take a piece of pink paper and cut a thin strip out of it. Next, take that strip and fold it in half twice. Now, cut the paper in half so you have several strips of paper. Now, fold in the strips to make them look like petals. Next, cut two thin strips out of a green piece of paper and craft them into the shape of a stem. Then, cut thin strips out of the green and shape them into leaves. After this, combine the ...

How To: Origami a paper canoe boat

Canoes are a proud and noble tradition, dating back to 7600 BC. While it takes a skilled craftsmen to make a real canoe, even you can make a one out of paper, unless origami folding is somehow too challenging. Watch this video origami tutorial and learn how to fold a paper canoe.

How To: Origami the letter "G" Japanese style easily

These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a the letter "G". Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own "G". 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 the letter "G" Japanese style easily.

How To: Origami a snowflake designed by Dennis Walker

For all you origami fanatics out there... Why not try this project on for size? In this two-part video tutorial, learn how to origami a pretty impressive snowflake designed by [www.origamidennis.co.uk/ Dennis Walker]. For this project, the recommended paper size is a hexagon with a side length of 10cm (approx. 4in).

How To: Origami a sheep Japanese style

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

How To: Origami the letter "C" Japanese style easily

These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a the letter "C". Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own "C". 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 the letter "C" Japanese style easily.

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