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.
Who said that you couldn't have a trick and a treat at the same time for Halloween? When you first take a look at this project, you just see a folded and pleated piece of paper. But upon closer inspection, you'll find that this is no ordinary piece of paper but an evil green witch complete with pointy hat and crooked nose.
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.
You can use this paper pyramid to wrap small gifts and presents or just as a cool folded design.
Origami artist Ana Maria shows us how to fold a reliable paper plane. Start off with a rectangular piece of paper and fold it down the middle. Then take one the of the edges and fold it in a way that it makes a triangle. After that repeat the process again folding the edges even further. Repeat this for the other side as well so that it is nice and even. After making all the folds properly open the page, not the folds made on the edges, then fold it again down the middle but now do it in the ...
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 ...
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 dollar bill giraffe.
Take a trip back in time with Origami master, Michael LaFosse, as he folds an ultra cool dinosaur. Fold along with the instructions in this how-to video and you'll have your own Jurassic pal in no time! Watch this video origami tutorial and learn how to fold a dinosaur. Origami a dinosaur.
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.
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?
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 camel with a dollar bill.
This video demonstrates how to make a parrot from a single piece of paper. Set to some jazzy music, the demo seem to go by quicker than the published 10 minutes. The resulting 3D creation will sit on your finger like a live parrot only without the mess.
Before you embark on folding this cool empty-centered origami modular ball, be warned: This is not for the butterfingers or beginner origami students among us. With a multitude of sides and a delicate balance of paper that keeps the ball from collapsing in on itself, this is one origami project that should be attempted carefully.
Fold an origami cat box. Origami Club in English is a free origami information site, with origami animations and origami diagrams.
With this guide, you'll learn how to make a cookie bowl from folded paper 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 cookie trays, watch this free origami lesson.
Not only is origami useful for making things that appear like they should be able to fly (like paper cranes), it's actually quite good at making things that do fly — like paper planes. With this guide, you'll learn how to make a paper glider with 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 advanced paper planes, watch this free origami lesson.
This origami video demonstrates how to fold an origami goblin's hat. A goblin's hat is a great Halloween decoration. Kids love to make them and wear them at Halloween parties or use in Halloween plays. You can add creative embellishments to make it more spooky.
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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.
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.
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...
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.
In this tutorial, I'm gonna show you how to make another amazing paper plane that can fly really far. GUARANTEED.
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!
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.
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 shows how to fold and assemble Sonobe Units, a very basic modular origami unit.
Flickr user fdecomite showcases his beautiful portfolio of geometry-inspired papercraft. His dedication to the craft is astounding. Get ready to take a journey down the rabbit hole cuz this work gets trippy.
Here's a beautiful stop motion instructional video on how to fold a paper Koi fish. Origami a Koi fish.
In this video, we learn how to make a simple paper airplane that flies far. First, fold the paper in half and make sure it's perfectly even. From here, unfold the paper and fold the edges into where the crease is. After this, do the same on the other side and make it perfectly even. Then, fold the side over to the middle again and do the same on the other side. Next, make sure the creases are solid and then fold it in half. Now, to make the wings you will fold one side down, putting the tip d...
When you think of origami, you probably imagine very abstract, geometric interpretations of real-life animals and plant life, and sometimes even people and architectural monuments. But origami need not be abstract, nor does it need to be angular.
To make this functional paper bowl, an extra large square piece of paper is needed. Learn how use the traditional Japanese art of origami to fold a paper bowl anytime you're in a pinch.
Fold an origami mole designed by Joost Langeveld. It's adorable in a mole sort of way.
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."
Here's a good tutorial for those who are looking for some easy origami projects. Starting with a water bomb base, this tutorial shows you how to make a four pointed star you can use to decorate binders, scrapbooks or even Christmas trees.
This video demonstrates how to fold the origami model "Spiky Star" that David Brill designed. Paper size used in the video:
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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 dollar bill into a peacock.
These are step-by-step instructions on how to fold a Japanese paper ball (Kusudama). These are very cool origami decorations and can be hung all around the house, and these paper balls are also an excellent decorations or Christmas tree ornaments. This modular origami model requires 34 - 46 units.