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?
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.
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.
If you won't be near any real fireworks for the 4th of July holiday, do the next best thing and origami yourself some! For this origami fireworks project, you'll need square sheets of paper of different colors.
Learn how to make an easy origami dragon A4 instructions. Design, video tutorial and diagram by Ventsislav Vasilev (Origamite) http://goo.gl/LQAXuD
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:
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.
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.
This demonstrates how to make a pair of birds in a nest with piece of paper and a sharpie. The excellent lighting and high quality video make it easy to follow the folding patterns. At the end, it even shows you how to make the birds a little bit 'naughty'.
Learn how to make Modular Origami Icosahedron from 30 sonobe units. What do you need: 30 square pieces of paper with size 9cm x 9cm.
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.
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.
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Learn how to make easy origami box with lid instructions: What you need: 4 square pieces of paper for the box
Make a heart for your love for the Valentine's Day! Difficulty: easy. WHAT YOU NEED:
this tutorial explains how to make a traditional origami lily from one sheet of paper. No cuts, no glue needed. You'll Need
We never thought it was even possible to fold a hedgehog out of paper. After all, a hedgehog is very round in shape and has spikes that jut out all over its body, making it hard to translate into paper.
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.
Learn how to make a paper origami airplane video tutorial. Video: .
Want to create a neat looking decorative item using just paper? Origami is the answer. The Origami Cherry Blossom paper ball created in this video by Tomoko Fuse requires papers, dexterity and a toothpick if the presenter is to be believed. The first steps consist of creating precreases on the paper. This step makes the subsequent folds easier to make as the fold lines also double up as markers. The second step consists of creating a complex shape. The same design is then repeated 30 times. F...
Have you played Heavy Rain on the PlayStation 3? It's an interactive drama with a film noir touch, where the four protagonists are on the hunt for a serial killer. And this serial killers name? The Origami Killer.
Before you can thank your lucky stars, you'll need to make a few. With this guide, you'll learn how to fold a lucky paper star from strips of paper using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as well as to get started making your own lucky stars, watch this free origami lesson.
When you have to use 18 individual pieces to create an origami project, you know it's going to be hard. Thankfully, with this video you'll be guided through exactly how to maneuver every crease and fold.
Your New Year's party guests will swear these are the real thing and perhaps even pick one up to pour some Chardonnay in if you're not careful! This origami tutorial shows you how to fold realistic - and damn cute - martini glasses.
Fold an origami sea otter. Origami Club in English is a free origami information site, with origami animations and origami diagrams.
This instructional origami video shows how to make your own sleeves to protect your CD's, DVD's and most video games. Making these covers out of old magazine pages is a good way to recycle and also save yourself a little money since you won't need to buy plastic CD cases any more. Follow these steps to learn how to origami cd sleeves.
Watch this instructional origami video on how to make an origami snowdrop, folded and designed by Joost Langeveld. The flower of this snowdrop plant should be folded from a triangular piece of paper. The snowdrop flowers in the background serve as ready inspiration for this tiny origami project. A final twist of paper brings the origami flower to life. Additions of green paint and a green paper stem perfect the illusion.
What better way to express to your sweetheart what love is all about than by giving her an origami rose? Origami roses, unlike the real flowers, last forever (as long as you don't sit on them accidentally) and look beautiful when attached to stems and turned into a bouquet.
In this how to video you will learn how to origami a vagina. What better way to honor your lady than to make her a paper replica of her vagina.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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!
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).
Looking to add specimens to your paper menagerie? Make a folded-paper feline (neko) with origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions for making your own cats from a sheet of folded paper. For more information, and to get started making your own paper kittens, take a look!
This tutorial is aimed at someone who is already moderately familiar and experienced with origami. You can start with any size square of colorful paper. Then follow along with the folding instructions in this tutorial, and end with your own Star of David. Just in time for Hanukkah!
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!