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.
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.
Here are instructions for an amazing hand decorated paper kaleidoscope.
Involving thousands of intricate folds, tucks, and nips, origami patterns perplex even the most experienced of L.A. plastic surgeons.
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?
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.
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.
In this tutorial, I'm gonna show you how to make another amazing paper plane that can fly really far. GUARANTEED.
Make a heart for your love for the Valentine's Day! Difficulty: easy. WHAT YOU NEED:
We know this origami dollar bill ring has been done zillions of times, but it's always a cool trick to do to pass the time or to impress the girl you're crushing on with some "bling."
For those who have no idea what a Millennium Falcon is, watch the Star Wars movie franchise. It is the name of the spacecraft piloted by Harrison Ford in the original movie.
Valentine's Day is a beautiful day associated with true love. Surprise your loved one or friend and show you care with this mini Valentines card with origami heart. You need not more than 10 minutes to make the card. First You Need to Make an Origami Heart
For all your origami enthusiasts, take your art of origami to greater heights by using a dollar bill to create the impossible—fireworks! In this two-part video tutorial, learn how to fold origami fireworks from a single dollar bill. It's a great origami project for the 4th of July or New Year's Eve.
Hi guys, Here is out tutorial video how to make a paper plane model of a F16 Fighting falcon.
This video is about making an origami of a volcano. The video begins with aliMcRose talking about the geographical formations of Japan and then she shows a finished origami. The materials required are one piece of two sided paper and a pair of scissors. Fold the piece of paper in half on one side and make sure the fold is a clear line. Now unfold the paper and fold it on the other side in a similar way.The piece of paper will now have four squares. Now fold these four squares into triangles a...
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 dollar ring.
What's so great about a modular origami pineapple, you ask? Well, for starters, it doesn't poke curious fingers and hungry tongues nearly as much as the original.
This is a video on folding an origami cow. It is in Spanish.
Real ninja starts are dangerous. But you can have some much softer and safer paper ninja starts to play with. Making them might just be as fun as playing with them. If you’re not feeling like a ninja, you can make them as decorations or to give to friends.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make an origami fortune teller. Fold a sheet of blank paper in half--vertically and horizontally. Fold the four corners of the paper into the middle. Flip the paper over and fold the corners into the middle. Fold it on the horizontals and diagonals. From then on, users can decorate the fortune teller. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy origami and art.
An oshibori is a Japanese wet hand towel. With an oshibori you can make all kinds of things, just like origami. Oshibori Origami is the latest Japanese craze sweeping the nation! Instead of paper, we're making origami from wet Japanese hand towels. Oshibori origami is easier than traditional origami, and more fun, too!
This paper airplane has got to be one of the best airplanes of all time. It's called the Nakamura Knot for theknot in the center of the plane that keeps the airplane well-balanced. However, these airplanes take a couple good trials to get right. Once you've constructed it correctly, it should be a straight, even-flying plane. With trial and error, some of your airplanes might do flips, fly in circles, or come back and poke you in the eye, but luckily this airplane doesn't have a sharp tip. Wa...
This origami video shows you how to fold a twelve pointed star
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.
Learn how to make an easy origami dragon A4 instructions. Design, video tutorial and diagram by Ventsislav Vasilev (Origamite) http://goo.gl/LQAXuD
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 ...
Want to test your origami-making skills? This video shows you how to make an origami steamboat icosahedron, a 20-faced star that'll put your origami cranes and origami flowers to shame. This pinwheel-inspired shape resembles modules by Tomoko Fuse.
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.
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).
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This is something creative and useful to do with the mountains of paper constantly delivered. Try these different origami projects to recycle paper.
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...
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.
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.
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.
This shows how to fold and assemble Sonobe Units, a very basic modular origami unit.
Learn how to make easy origami box with lid instructions: What you need: 4 square pieces of paper for the box
This origami video demonstrates the locking of the modules, which is quite essential to get a box that you can actually use.
This may just be one of the coolest origami folding projects we've ever come across at Wonder How To. Yeah, it looks almost impossible to fold and super complex, but if you're an advanced origami folder then this project will be fun to attempt.
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: