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: Make an origami sword

This video shows you how to make an origami sword out of a blank sheet of white paper. Very simply, you can make a folded paper sword in about 2 minutes. This origami technique is good for beginners.

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: Make a Paper Plane That Flies Far | Super Arrow

Super Arrow - an awesome paper plane that can flies far. GUARANTEED!!! This week, I'm gonna show you how to make another cool paper plane that can travel FAST and FAR. Just follow the instructions and do not forget to subscribe for more awesome paper planes. I will post new models every week so stay tuned.

How To: Make a paper football with a 20$ bill

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, ...

How To: Fold an origami heart using paper money

Give your heart this year to your Valentine. But more than likely, your lady friend is looking for a little more than that. That's why this origami heart is perfect for a gift. It involves you putting effort into the present, it's symbolic of your love for her, plus— it's made out of MONEY!

How To: Origami a rose petal or leaf

With this video guide, you'll learn how to make rose pedals and leaves from folded paper with origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. For a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as well as to get started making your own paper leaves and petals, watch this free origami lesson.

How To: Fold an origami seahorse

This video explains the way, how to make a paper sea horse. For making this he took a square blue color paper. At first he folds the two corners of the paper inwards so that it forms a triangle. Then he unfolded that. After unfolding he got a middle line impression.

How To: Origami a Japanese zigzag paper photo frame

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

How To: Make an origami candy dish

The video shows how to make an origami candy dish. Fold your origami paper in half diagonally. Put the four points into the center area. Turn over and fold all four points into the center. Move the tip out to the edge for the feet. Turn the paper over and fold the flaps out to the edge of the square. Fold the flap again and leave a bit of overlap. Do it on all the flaps. Put fingers into the corners to fluff it out.

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: Make a cute origami elephant for beginners

Is your best friend's baby shower speedily approaching and your mind out of ideas for a cute and cheap way to decorate the party? Then you've come to the right place. These tiny blue origami elephants would make great pieces of decor as centerpieces on the dining room table and placed on counters around the house to emphasize the baby theme.

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: 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: Choose The Right Paper for Your Origami

A lot of people that are new to Origami struggle with the choice of paper. Some even give up folding all together because they use the wrong material! But this guide will help you find the paper you need for that cool design you always wanted to try.

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: Fold an easy origami paper fish

Sure, there are other origami fish tutorials out there, but they're usually either difficult and long, or short and unsatisfying. Find the perfect medium with this origami video. You just need one sheet of origami paper, like most paper folding projects, and the instructions in this video. Try pausing after each fold to make sure you learn this fish properly.

How To: Make a buckyball from folded paper with origami

To create an origami buckyball, you must start with a piece of paper cut into a triangle with each side about two inches long. Fold the corner of each side into the middle of the opposite side and then unfold to create creases that will be your guide. Next, fold a side up to the midpoint of the creases and repeat on all sides. This will create a star-like shape. Now, fold two sides in and pinch out the extreme, outer corner and repeat on all sides. This will create a small star inside your pa...

How To: Fold a five intersecting tetrahedra dodecahedron

This is an instructional video on how to fold a five intersecting tetrahedra dodecahedron, or more simply, call it a spiky ball. All you'll need for this modular origami project is ten sheets of paper in five colors and a lot of patience. Watch this video origami tutorial and learn how to make a modular origami tetrahedra dodecahedron spiky ball. Have fun and try not to get too frustrated!

How To: Make a cheetah

This video demonstrates how to make a cheetah. Starting with cheetah paper the author makes a series of folds and cuts to result in a paper cheetah. You will need a pair of scissors for this craft.

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