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?
In order to make a paper airplane, you will need the following: 8 x 11 sheet of paper and a scissors. Lay the paper out on a flat surface. Pick up the right side bottom corner. Bring it over to meet the left edge of the paper, at the point at which the left hand corner is perfectly bisected. Crease it. Open it. Repeat the fold on the other side. Open it. Now, make an accordion fold. Fold the 2 small corners down. Then fold the 2 diamond shapes upward. Next, fold both sides in. Tuck the points...
Looking to add specimens to your paper menagerie? Make a T. rex with origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions for making your own Tyrannosaurus rex from a sheet of folded paper. For more information, and to get started making your own paper dinosaurs, take a look!
Not sure what to origami today? Watch this how to video to learn how to fold a crane out of origami paper. Give Japanese origami folding a try with this how to video tutorial on folding a crane.
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.
Here's a beautiful stop motion instructional video on how to fold a paper Koi fish. Origami a Koi fish.
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 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.
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.
You don't have to be a monkey to go bananas over these bananas. After all, these bananas look real and can be used as a fun dining room table centerpiece - just make sure to tell your friends not to try and eat them!
Make a paper sampan boat! With this guide, you'll learn how to make a paper boat 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 sampans, watch this free origami lesson.
Check out this how-to video if you want to origami a tetrahedron with a rectangular shaped paper. Maybe you are an expert at origami or maybe you don't know the first thing about origami; either way, check out this fun, origami instructional video for mastering a tetrahedron with a rectangular shaped paper.
It is simple to make a booklet from one piece of paper. Take one A4 size paper then fold it to equally, then unfold it and you can fold it to right of edge and left of edges both sides are equal. Then unfold you can see like zigzag and cut it to middle point of the paper and fold it to use booklet. It is comfortable and easy to use it.
Ngai Chun Cheung demonstrates classic origami models. How to fold an origami a skinny Asian boat.
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.
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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.
This video is a tutorial on how to quickly make 1,000 origami paper cranes, also known as senbazuru. You should start by gathering paper squares. The video then shows you how to fold these squares into the familiar crane shape. You then learn how to thread these cranes together in order to get your desired design. The number of cranes you make will depend on the size of decoration you want for your home or for your beautiful gift.
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.
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:
Learn how to make an origami dragon design by the famous origami master Akira Yoshizawa from the book Origami Museum Animals.
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.
this tutorial explains how to make a traditional origami lily from one sheet of paper. No cuts, no glue needed. You'll Need
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a paper fortune teller, also known as a cookie catcher. Begin by folding the paper into a right triangle and cutting off the bottom. With the squared paper, fold it horizontally both ways. Now fold the corners of the paper into the center. Flip the paper over and fold the corners of the paper into the center once again. Fold it horizontally in half. Now fold it diagonally and horizontally to make it more flexible. Finish the fortune teller by ...
This ornament can be challenging for a novice, but rewarding for everyone who takes the time to complete the project. With its notably awkward and fascinating texture, you will be sure to impress all who see this.
Learn how to make easy origami box with lid instructions: What you need: 4 square pieces of paper for the box
Much easier and cleaner than carving a jack-o-lantern from a real pumpkin, this video shows how to create an origami pumpkin and decorate it as a jack-o-lantern. Each step is clearly showing as it is orally articulated. The pace of the instructions is slow so views will have the ability to watch and do at the same time. When all the folds are completed, an origami pumpkin is the final result. Some ideas are given about how to decorate it so the origami pumpkin can be used as a jack-o-lantern ...
In this tutorial, I will show you how to make an origami backpack! Origami: (Back to School) Backpack!
This video origami tutorial shows how to fold up dollar bills and attach them onto a lei necklace to create a Hawaiian money lei. Watch, follow along, and never give a cheap, boring gift again.
Learn how to make an origami car and truck. Use a square piece of paper to make your origami car and truck.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
With Valentine's Day looming in our midst, it's high time to start thinking about what you'll be cooking up and crafting for your sweetheart. But instead of spending any money on anything, just keep one thing in mind—everybody loves cold hard cash, even as a valentine gift. So, instead of spending your dough, fold it into a beautiful origami heart to give your loved one. Better yet—make a whole bouquet of folded dollar bill hearts. What could be sweeter than a bunch of heart flowers made of m...
With this guide, you'll learn how to make a medicine ball from 30 sheet sheets of 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 medicine balls, watch this free origami lesson.