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.
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.
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.
Learn how to make an origami bird out of a Post-it note. Use just one square sheet from the pad to make your origami bird.
This video tutorial shows how to make an origami Dialga, a famous Pokemon of the Pocket Monster Diamond and Pearl. Follow along with this video and learn how to fold your very own Dialga Pokemon. Make it a gift for the pokemon lover in your life.
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.
This video demonstrates how to fold the origami model "Cigarette Packet" that David Brill designed. Dave kindly gave me permission to make this video accessible to you.
If you've ever visited Paris, then you've definitely wished you could bring the spectacular nature of the Eiffel Tower back with you. After all, it's triumphant, beautifully laced with steel, and hosts a wonderful restaurant at the top.
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.
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.
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 model is pretty simple and straightforward. Please check out this tutorial video and you can make it in less than 5 minutes.
These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a paper high-heeled shoe Japanese style. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own paper high-heeled shoe. 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 high-heeled shoe Japanese style.
Most of us are familiar with the names Pikachu, Jiggly Puff, and Maril. If you grew up during the late nineties, then it was virtually impossible to get away from Pokemon fevor, and these were the chubby and cute crowd pleasers that everyone loved. But, if you were (or are) a true Pokemon fan, then you know that Pokemon lore extends far beyond a yellow electricity-conducting rodent.
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 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.
Make your own paper cubes. With this guide, you'll learn how to make a simple paper cube 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 cubes from sonobe modules, watch this free origami lesson.
This origami video demonstrates the locking of the modules, which is quite essential to get a box that you can actually use.
Ngai Chun Cheung demonstrates classic origami models. How to fold an origami a skinny Asian boat.
Have a go at this dodecahedron "flower-ish" kusudama model by Enrica Dray. You can do a lot of different things with the modules both in appearance as well as locking them together.
This video provides instrucion on how to make an origami kusudama - or a modular origami ball. This model requires 30 units.
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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.
Is your best friend's baby shower speedily approaching and your mind out of ideas for a cute and cheap way to decorate the party? Then you've come to the right place. These tiny blue origami elephants would make great pieces of decor as centerpieces on the dining room table and placed on counters around the house to emphasize the baby theme.
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 ...
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 great dollar bill origami tutorial from Orikane, you learn how to make a fantastic dollar bill origami dog inspired by Tien Nguyen.
Is folding all the little triangles together for your 3-D origami projects really slowing down your project? Here is a quick and easy tutorial that teaches you how to rapidly (and accurately!) fold all the triangles you need for your 3-D origami projects.
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!
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.
Is it going to be an origami angel or a star that'll top your Christmas tree this yearj? If you're going with an angel, then why not personalize it a bit by making it yourself?
Want to hone your origami folding skills but don't want to go through the monetary trouble of purchasing (sometimes pricey) origami paper? Then worry not; simply watch this easy origami tutorial to learn how to fold a basic cube using a single dollar bill (which we hope you have at least one of).
Love soda pop? Then you'll certainly have a good time folding this easy/intermediate origami soda pop bottle. It's the perfect conversation piece to add to your tabletop and can be crafted within a matter of minutes.
Origami roses totally pwn (slang for "own," FYI) real roses. Know why? While we'd never turn down a beautiful bouquet of red roses, the pretty flowers also wilt and then kick the bucket within a week, which makes us very sad indeed.
What's so genius about this project? yeah, it may just seem like a plain white piece of paper that you fold a bit to stand up, but you're actually getting two beginning origami projects for the price of one. That is to say that if you learn how to make the origami tent in this video, you'll also be learning how to make a pyramid.
Fed up with traditional origami? Well, learn how to fold some three-dimensional origami! This origami video tutorial will teach you how to origami a 3D Pikachu creature from Pokémon. Traditional Japanese origami is the art of paper folding, but 3D origami is a little more complex, a little more challenging... a little more interesting. See how to model and fold a 3D Pikachu creature from Pokémon with these origami instructions.
This origami tutorial will show you how to fold a six pointed star out of a regular piece of 8 1/2" X 11" paper. There are verbal instructions in Japanese for those who will find it useful, but the step by step visuals are quite clear. To fold an origami six pointed star, one only needs a single piece of rectangular paper and a little patience.
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...
Love roses and complicated craft projects? Make a beautiful decorative paper rose using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. This 26-minute free origami video lesson presents complete instructions on how to make your own roses from folded paper. For more information, and to get started making paper flowers yourself, take a look!
Origami sticky note pad - How to make the Crane!