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.
This video explains how to fold the Spiral by Tomoko Fuse. You need 4 sheets of paper of different colors of any combination of your choice. 2 sheets of 2 colors each would give you a dual colored spiral.
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?
Who doesn't want their own dragon or two? Well, this clear, step-by-step turorial shows you how to fold two different versions, using the standard origami bird base. This craft requires one piece of paper, your hands, some patience and no fear of dragons!
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 ...
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:
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:
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.
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.
In this tutorial, I'm gonna show you how to make a very cool paper airplane designed by Kevin Saunders. He calls this model "Spirit".
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.
This origami video demonstrates the locking of the modules, which is quite essential to get a box that you can actually use.
Enchant that special birthday boy or girl with a unique origami birthday pop-up card by following this well produced instructional video. 1. All you need is a two sided square piece of colorful wrapping paper to create your origami birthday pop-up card. As long as your paper is square, the finished card can be any size you wish. 2. Make a series of simple sharp folds on both sides, carefully following the video instructions. Pay particular attention to the final intricate folds which create t...
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...
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 Rhinoceros out of Dollar Bill.
Origami sticky note pad - How to make the pig!
FK describes how to make a Yoshimoto cube. First, print out the template. Then, trim the paper with scissors along the perimeter and glue the edges into a 3D pyramid. Repeat these steps until you have 48 cubes. Fix 3 pyramids together 16 times. Arrange pyramids in groups. Repeat 2 times and color 8 of the pyramids. Place adhesive on the joints of the cubes. Arrange the pyramid groups into a cube. Now, you can perform neat tricks with the cube, like changing the cube from white to colored with...
Is your little one fascinated by dinosaurs? Learn how the two of you can make an origami dinosaur.
Learn how to make easy origami box with lid instructions: What you need: 4 square pieces of paper for the box
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 an elephant with an eye.
This is an instructional video on how to fold an origami bra. Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding to make just about any shape imaginable. All you need is a single square of paper towel. Watch this video origami tutorial and learn how to fold a paper bra. Just don't try to use it.
Robert Lang teaches how to fold an origami sparrow. Robert Lang is an origami artist showing in galleries and museums. Learn how to origami with an expert.
Fold an origami train. Origami Club in English is a free origami information site, with origami animations and origami diagrams.
This shows you how to make origami cats with towel folding techniques.
With this guide, you'll learn how to fold a colorful ninja star from two sheets 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 colorful shuriken, watch this free origami lesson.
These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a paper sofa Japanese style. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own paper sofa. 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 sofa Japanese style.
Looking to add a rare and ancient specimen to your paper menagerie? Make a paper dinosaur with origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions on how to make your own miniature brontosaurs from folded paper. For more information, and to get started making paper dinos yourself, take a look!
Follow these step-by-step instructions to fold an easy origami bookcase. You need one large piece of origami paper to complete this project. The visual guidelines are accompanied by written instructions. You can use this origami bookcase to store to store origami books.
This video shows how to fold two bills into a box. Learn how to make an origami box out of money!
Learn how to make an origami crocodile. This is not an easy project, so it would be better for intermediate or advanced folders to make the origami crocodile.
Check out this video to learn how to fold an origami flower with a stem and leaves. The design is by Joost Langeveld.
Make an origami dog with a towel folding technique used on cruise ships.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...