Money Origami, Flower Edition: 10 Different Ways to Fold a Dollar Bill into a Blossoming Bloom

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.

How To: Origami a scary shark

Fold an origami shark in about 2 minutes. Take a break and watch jaws. Oh, the paper makes the shard look like it actually has scales or whatever sharks have. (Their skin is made of the same material as their teeth!)

How To: Make your own origami magic ball

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...

How To: Origami a paper envelope without glue or tape

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 ...

How To: Make an easy origami ball

If you are interested in making something cool from scratch using paper, then next tutorial should help. this video is showing you how to make an easy cool looking origami ball from scratch. It's easy to follow and can be used for a bunch of different reasons, including playing various games with your friends. So good luck, pay attention, and enjoy!

How To: Create a tetrahedra origami with five intersections

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.

How To: Fold a Magic Rose Cube—A Flower in a Box Origami Puzzle

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.

How To: Make a paper origami rocket ship

This tutorial will show you how to make a rocket ship using the ancient Japanese art form of origami. It's a rather complicated process for beginners, and it's a good idea to work your way up to this project by first making origami shapes that involve similar folds, such as the crane and the water balloon. But once you've mastered the steps in this tutorial, you'll be able to make a very unusual and distinctive origami design.

How To: Origami a dollar bill camel

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.

How To: Origami a paper heart with your kids

Origami is one of the simplest crafts you could teach your children. It's costs nothing, but provides hours of fun and excitement. The thrill of creating something wonderful is enough to keep the kids coming back for more. And the best paper folding project to start with… a heart. Folding paper hearts is one of the easiest origami items ever, which means it's great for young children. All you need is origami paper.

How To: Make a Three Dollar Origami Flower

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.

How To: Fold the record-setting glider-style paper airplane (Guinness World Records)

Without a doubt, this is the world's best paper airplane! Okay, maybe not. It previously held the Guinness World Record for longest flight (time aloft) for a paper airplane, by record-setter Ken Blackburn in 1998 (27.6 seconds). But like all records, they eventually get broken. Takuo Toda's paper airplane design, called the Sky King, out-performed Blackburn's, setting a new record at 27.9 seconds in 2009.

How To: Make an Origami Lotus Flower Out of Dollar Bills

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!

How To: Origami a swan using hundreds of paper triangles

This video shows how to make an origami swan using 471 paper triangles. Your loved one will appreciate this gift because you put in a tremendous amount of effort, dedication and patience required for origami, but its easy to assemble and the only money you will spend is cost of 15 paper sheets. Good luck!

How To: Make a paper box using rectangular paper

It is very easy to make a paper box using rectangular paper and anyone could do it, just follow the steps below, Fold the paper in half hot dog style (the long way). If you are using square paper, it doesn't really matter which way you fold it. Unfold. Fold each side of the paper to the center crease. Unfold. The paper should be in quarters. Fold the paper in half hamburger style (the short way). Again, if you are using square paper, it doesn't really matter which way you fold it. Unfold. Fol...

How To: Make an origami birthday pop-up card

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...

How To: Make a paper rose with a paper towel

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a paper rose with a paper towel. First, roll one end to the other, then stick your finger inside one end and pinch the tip while twisting a few inches down. This will be your bud and your stem for the flower. Keep twisting down until you reach halfway to the end of the flower. Now, fold the loose piece on the bottom so it's parallel to the stem. Then, twist the leaf and wrap it around the bud. Then, shape the bud to the type of flower you want, then enjo...

How To: Make a folded-paper Tyrannosaurus rex with origami

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!

How To: Make a 3D origami teddy bear

In this video, Jewellia describes how to create a 3 dimensional origami teddy bear. First, she lists the materials needed and the quantities necessary. She then begins the actual process of building the teddy bear, which is broken into steps. Step 1 is "creating the base". You will create 18 "pairs" out of origami paper which you then put small blue origami triangles on top. It looks circular. She then demonstrates how to repeat this circular pattern of triangles upward until you have a cylin...

How To: Make 1,000 origami cranes fast

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.

How To: Fold Wet Origami

Sounds like an anomaly, right? When I was a kid folding frogs, my mother gave me origami paper that was most certainly dry. But the works below by Vietnamese-American artist Giang Dinh were folded with one *wet* piece of paper. It's a technique called "Wet-Folding", invented by the great Japanese origami master Akira Yushizawa (pictured right).

How To: Fold an origami paper flag

The man describes and demonstrates how to create a paper flag using basic paper folding methods. You need an oblong piece of paper. Then fold the paper in half the long way and crease it down the middle. Then fold it the same way in half again and recrease then open the paper back up one time. Fold a corner into the middle and then crease it on both sides and unfold it. The you need to open up a flap and let it fold into a point and crease it. At the end of the tutorial you need to open it up...

How To: Origami a windmill Japanese style

These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a paper windmill Japanese style. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own paper windmill. 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 windmill Japanese style.

How To: Make an origami fox mask step by step

Ever since the weepy-nostalgic film "Where the Wild Things Are" came out, dressing up like your favorite friendly monster, especially for Halloween or birthday parties, has become extremely popular. If you're planning to have a costume birthday party for your little dude or girl, then prepare some pre-made masks for them by folding several of these fox masks.

How To: Fold an origami paper boat that floats

With just one tiny sheet of paper, you can fold millions of things, like this boat. Not only is this a great little origami boat that's easy to complete, but it also floats on water! After watching and following the quick fold instructions, try out your new folded origami boat on water and see it float for yourself.

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