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: Make a 3D origami swan from 484 paper triangles

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to make a 3D origami swan from 484 paper triangles. For this you will have to cut up 16 sheets of paper in to small rectangles. One rectangle is 1/32 of an A4 sheet. Take a small rectangle, fold it in half lengthwise and again fold it the other way. Open up the last fold and fold the closed edges from the center down the centerline. Flip it over and fold in the lower corners of the extended pieces. Then fold the extended piece over the t...

How To: Origami a Masu Box

Origami is the timeless art of Japanese paper folding. Watch this origami how to video to learn how to fold a box that has a divider that divides the box into 4 section. Really nice origami model and has a lid too! You need 3 pieces of paper. Origami is a fun craft and your models make nice, homemade gifts. Practice makes perfect.

How To: Make a swan from a sheet of folded paper with origami

Interested in adding an avian specimen to your paper menagerie? Maybe some sort of waterfowl? Have extra paper and time to match? This video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step overview of how to make a paper swan 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.

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: 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: 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 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 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 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 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 swan using hundreds of paper triangles

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!

How To: Origami a 3D Pikachu creature from Pokémon

Fed up with traditional origami? Well, learn how to fold some three-dimensional origami! This origami video tutorial will teach you how to origami a 3D Pikachu creature from Pokémon. Traditional Japanese origami is the art of paper folding, but 3D origami is a little more complex, a little more challenging... a little more interesting. See how to model and fold a 3D Pikachu creature from Pokémon with these origami instructions.

How To: Fold an origami magic ball by Kade Chan

The origami magic ball is a very popular but few tutorials show you how to make one in greater detail than this four part series. This complicated paper design takes a little while to create but is worth it in the end when you have a totally unique, fluffy new toy to play with. This origami ball was designed by Kade Chan and is one of the best.

How To: Create an extreme origami 3D human head sculpture

In this extreme origami video tutorial, brought to you by New Theatron, you'll see how you can create an extreme origami 3D human head sculpture. You'll see exactly how to sculpt an awesome, one-of-a-kind, extreme origami 3-D human or humanoid head for a stop motion, animation film, for art reference, or for just good clean origami sculpting fun.

How To: Origami a 3D turtle

See how to origami a 3D turtle. Try your hands at a little three-dimensional origami, a different approach to traditional Japanese origami, which is the art of paper folding. 3D origami is a little tougher though, because you're creating modular pieces that fit together to create a whole... a whole 3D turtle.

How To: Fold an origami orchid

Learn how to make an origami "orchid" by slightly altering an origami iris / lily flower. This origami video shows how to make what I call an orchid flower... really it's something I made by mistake when first learning to make an origami lily / iris. You'll need to start from the frog base.

How To: Make a parrot from folded paper with origami

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

How To: Fold an origami narcissus flower

Narcissus the boy was always looking at his own reflection in the pond, pondering his own beauty. Didn't work out so well for him, given that he was so enraptured with, well, himself, that he wasted away to death because he was never able to leave his own reflection.

How To: Make an origami flower basket or pot

Need a place to store your myriad origami flowers? With this guide, you'll learn how to make a paper flower basket 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 flower baskets, watch this free origami lesson.

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: Fold Origami Bat-Winged Hearts for Valentine's Day

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.

How To: Make an origami Pikachu from Pokemon

This video origami tutorial shows how to used the traditional Japanese art of paper folding to make Pikachu from Pokemon. I've seen Pikachu tattoos, but this is a slightly less fanatical way to bring a little Pokemon fun into your life. Learn how to fold an origami Pikachu by watching this instructional video.

How To: Fold an origami paper rose

Fold paper in 1/2. Fold in half again into a square. Fold in half again, & again into a square about 1/16 of original size. Unfold paper. Fold marks divide paper into 16 small squares. Make 2 diagonal folds in each direction to form a big X in paper. Position paper with inside of folds facing you; fold paper in 1/2 again to form a rectangle. Using previous fold lines, fold lower 1/2 of paper in 1/2. This fold covers 1/3 of remaining visible paper. Grasp center where folds meet. Create 4 ridge...

How To: Make an origami flower ball

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

How To: Make a paper origami gift box

A gift is doubly special when the box it arrives in is also a gift. In this video, we'll see how to transform a single sheet of paper into an elegant gift box. This project isn't ideal for beginners, but if you have a little origami experience this shouldn't be too challenging.

How To: Fold an origami gift box

This video shows you how to make an origami gift box. This is an excellent video, where it takes you step by step on everything you need to know to create this great little gem perfect for jewelery, or just a simple surprise for any holiday. It may take you a few tries since the art of origami is a difficult one to master but with this video and some practice, you'll be hand making oragmi gift boxes all the time.

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