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.
Learn how to make an easy origami dragon A4 instructions. Design, video tutorial and diagram by Ventsislav Vasilev (Origamite) http://goo.gl/LQAXuD
Looking to add specimens to your paper menagerie? Make a butterfly with origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions for making your own butterfly from a sheet of folded paper. For more information, and to get started making your own paper butterflies, take a look!
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.
This tutorial video will show you how to make a dollar bill origami fighter jet. Very easy steps! Learn how to fold this simple origami model. All you need is a dollar and some origami skills.
Flip, flip, flip, flip to infinity! This crafty how-to shows you how to create a super cool, origami square that can flip over and over again! A clear, concise video, teaching you how to make this little project that's sure to keep your hands busy for ages!
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.
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!)
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?
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.
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:
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...
These fighter planes look awesome, are folded from something we KNOW you have - a dollar bill - and can actually fly! How cool is that? Well, you'll find out once you put together this origami project.
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.
Video: . Learn how to make a paper modular origami magic rose cube instructions.
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 shirt and pants.
This is a tutorial how to make a Stealth Fighter paper airplane. Check it out, guys :D Hope you like it
Nerd out with Won Park's Star Wars/Star Trek dollar-gami. More images on DVice. Fold your own moneygami on WonderHowTo, or better yet, scroll all the way down to learn how to make your own origami Star Wars X-Wing Fighter from Fold Something.
Here's a beautiful stop motion instructional video on how to fold a paper Koi fish. Origami a Koi fish.
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.
What better way to have a ball than to make one? Paper works fine. In this tripartite paper folding video tutorial, you'll learn how to make your very own magic ball from the woody stuff using the ancient Japanese art of paper folding.
We know that Father's Day seems ions away, but spring is approaching swiftly (we see the snow melting outside already) and the occasion will be here sooner than you think! Get ready for Father's Day by folding this simple origami shirt complete with a tie.
We know that there is some seriously impressive origami out there. From 30-sided modular origami spheres to magic cubes and advanced, rounded figures like dragons, the world of origami offers so much to create if only you practice.
Watch this instructional video to fold a traditional Japanese origami morning glory. You will need a colored piece of origami paper for the flower blossom and a green piece of origami paper for the folded leaf. You will also need a pair of scissors and a small amount of glue. The video includes verbal instructions in Japanese, although the visual guide is quite clear.
Watch this instructional origami video to fold an origami paper cup. These visual guidelines will help you with some of the more difficult folds. The cup should be able to hold liquid. These origami paper cups can also serve as a very small size movie popcorn bucket.
Narrated steps for folding the Lori Note Fold.
This interesting video is subtitled with instructions on how to make a Kawasaki rose origami. 1) Make mountain fold and 2 valley folds, as indicated, along guide lines.
Have you played Heavy Rain on the PlayStation 3? It's an interactive drama with a film noir touch, where the four protagonists are on the hunt for a serial killer. And this serial killers name? The Origami Killer.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make paper rose with construction paper. First, take a piece of pink paper and cut a thin strip out of it. Next, take that strip and fold it in half twice. Now, cut the paper in half so you have several strips of paper. Now, fold in the strips to make them look like petals. Next, cut two thin strips out of a green piece of paper and craft them into the shape of a stem. Then, cut thin strips out of the green and shape them into leaves. After this, combine the ...
Not sure what to origami today? Watch this how to video to learn how to fold a paper cup out of origami paper. Give Japanese origami folding a try with this how to video tutorial on folding a cup that can hold water.
Canoes are a proud and noble tradition, dating back to 7600 BC. While it takes a skilled craftsmen to make a real canoe, even you can make a one out of paper, unless origami folding is somehow too challenging. Watch this video origami tutorial and learn how to fold a paper canoe.
These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a the letter "G". Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own "G". 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 the letter "G" Japanese style easily.
Yes, it is possible to fold an origami foxglove. Didn't think so, did you?
For all you origami fanatics out there... Why not try this project on for size? In this two-part video tutorial, learn how to origami a pretty impressive snowflake designed by [www.origamidennis.co.uk/ Dennis Walker]. For this project, the recommended paper size is a hexagon with a side length of 10cm (approx. 4in).
Watch this instructional origami video to fold an origami balloon. Kami fusen is the Japanese phrase for paper balloon. When you are finished folding your origami balloon, don't forget to blow it up!
Learn how to make a very easy origami catapult with one piece of paper. To launch, just simply put a wad of paper in the pocket, pull back, and let go.
This origami project is called the "upside down flower," but when you actually put it together you'll see it resembles more of a rosebud or even a lotus flower. These upside down flowers can be folded in minute sizes and stashed in a jar for a potpourri-like effect.
These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a paper sheep Japanese style. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own paper sheep. 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 sheep Japanese style.
These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a the letter "C". Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own "C". 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 the letter "C" Japanese style easily.