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 an actual currency, paper money was 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 then were heavy.

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: Fold Origami Bat-Winged Hearts for Valentine's Day

Hearts are fairly easy to cut out of paper, but origami hearts take a little more work, and that means more appreciation from their recipient. Even better, flying origami hearts. What better way to tell your loved one you care on Valentine's Day than with some bat-winged hearts? It'll send them into cardiac arrest just knowing how much effort you put into making your love known.

How To: Fold Origami Fireworks from Dollar Bills

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.

How To: Make a Revealing Flower

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:

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 Origami Christmas Decorations - Ornate Winter Snowflakes

Christmas decorations aren't cheap. From outdoor lighting to fir trees, decorating for the holidays can break the bank. That's where ingenuity comes into play, like hacking battery-operated Christmas lights, modifying lighting patterns and building Christmas tree ornaments from LEGOs. But there's even a simpler solution to cheaper Christmas decorations— origami.

How To: Craft a paper football

In this video we learn how to craft a paper football. First, take a sheet of paper and cut it into a strip. After this, take the strip and fold down the top into a triangle. Then, continue to fold the triangle down until you reach the end of the strip. You will have an extra flap of paper left at the bottom of the strip. Tuck this into the pocket that you have made when you were folding the triangles. Then, use this to place underneath your finger and shoot with your other for a fun paper foo...

How To: Fold an origami ninja star

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you are going to learn how to fold an origami ninja star. Take a normal paper. Fold it diagonally from one corner and cut off the extra portion to make a square. Fold it in half and cut into 2 rectangles. Fold each piece in half along the length. Fold both ends of each piece in opposite directions to make a triangle. Now fold the ends again to make a bigger triangle at both ends of each piece of paper. Each sheet will form a 'Z' shape. Now place one sheet ...

How To: Make a folded-paper cat with origami

Looking to add specimens to your paper menagerie? Make a folded-paper feline (neko) with origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions for making your own cats from a sheet of folded paper. For more information, and to get started making your own paper kittens, take a look!

How To: Fold an Origami Skunk

Origami Skunk The Skunk is a model by Nick Robinson. Due to the use of a sink fold I rate this model's level low intermediate. If you're new to origami, be prepared to encounter some difficulties.

How To: Make a boomerang paper airplane

The first step to create a boomerang paper airplane is to take a square piece of paper and measure to make sure it is a perfect square. You must then fold all of the corners of the cut of paper into the middle and then fold in half. The wings must then be folded down on the two chosen side. The final step is to fold the wings up to give the crease and cut of paper it's boomerang like shape. The video ends with examples of the type of flight that can be expected from a boomerang shaped paper a...

How To: Make an origami lotus flower

Looking to add specimens to your paper garden? Make a simple 3D paper lotus flower with origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions for making your own paper flowers from a sheet of folded paper. For more information, and to get started making colorful paper lotus flowers yourself, take a look!

How To: Make an origami buckyball flower

Feeling ambitious? With this guide, you'll learn how to make 3D buckyballs 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 colorful paper gift boxes, watch this free origami lesson.

How To: Fold a box from a square sheet of paper with origami

Watch a person fold an origami box. This is an open box, like a drawer, but not like a cube. First step is typical, just make creases between the opposite corners. next step is to fold all four corners to the center point where the first two creases cross. next two opposite flat sides are folded over to the center so the fold is parallel to the sides. then unfold these last two folds, and redo it with the other two perpendicular sides. then unfold everything but two of the corner-to-center fo...

How To: Make a paper box step-by-step

Learn how to make a simple paper box with this short video. You will need some strong paper like construction paper or light cardboard, a pair of scissors, and tape. For a neater box you will also need a ruler. First you will draw the shape of the box, which looks like a plus sign. Use a ruler for straighter edges. Then you will need to cut out the shape and fold along the lines. Add decorations to your box if desired. Last, you will be taping it to form a box shape.

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