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.
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.
Cameras can be pretty pricey, but this one only costs a buck, though it's pretty limited in its functionality. That's because it's no ordinary camera, but an origami one made using nothing but a dollar bill.
Your New Year's party guests will swear these are the real thing and perhaps even pick one up to pour some Chardonnay in if you're not careful! This origami tutorial shows you how to fold realistic - and damn cute - martini glasses.
Learn how to make an easy origami dragon A4 instructions. Design, video tutorial and diagram by Ventsislav Vasilev (Origamite) http://goo.gl/LQAXuD
This origami tutorial video will show you how to fold a dollar bill to form a flapping bird. Origami takes practice. All you need is patience, a dollar bill and this video demonstration.
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.
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.
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?
These step by step instructions help you to fold your own origami empress doll. The design is a bit advanced.
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.
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!
Money origami (or dollar bill) origami is cheap, fun, simple, and cute. It only takes a dollar bill with some folding paper skills to make some really cool stuff. Spend that spare dollar in your pocket on some good old fashioned creativity -- you will end up with a cool puffy star origami figure.
How to make a paper plane that can fly really far? This week I'm gonna show you how to fold an origami paper airplane that flies REALLY FAR. Just follow the instruction.
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.
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...
This video presents us with some excellent simple dollar bill origami tails.
During the holidays, usually one of the hardest decisions you'll ever make when decorating your tree is whether you want to top it all off with a star or an angel. If an angel is your tree topper of choice this year, why not make it extra special by making it yourself?
These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a paper green tea cup Japanese style. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own paper green tea cup. 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 green tea cup Japanese style.
Are you an origami fan who's just starting out in this paper folding and molding line of work? Are you tired of folding nothing but paper lucky stars and tired cranes? Well, look no further than this origami video, which immediately throws you off the deep end (just kidding) and teaches you how to make the body of a person.
In this tutorial, we learn how to fold a paper rose. First, you will grab a napkin and unfold it. From here, roll the napkin around two fingers. Then, take it off and go two inches down from the top. Roll around this quickly, stopping half way. Grab the corner of the napkin and bring it up. Then, pull the rest down and continue to twist. Take your flower and make a leaf, then twist around the stem tightly. Put your fingers in the middle of the rose and use your finger to swirl it around. This...
if you go to a party you can be more creative and make easy paper candy box from square piece of paper.
Land ho! Well matey, time to fold yourself a vessel and head out on the seven seas! This cleaver little video shows how to fold a spiffy little origami sailboat. Clear and easy instructions show you where to bend that paper so you'll be ready get sailing today!
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!
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 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.
With this how-to on the ancient Japanese art of paper folding, you'll learn how to make a strikingly beautiful water lily from a paper napkin. For complete, step-by-step instructions on assembling your own paper lotus flower, watch this origami how-to and, if you like, read along below.
In this dollar bill origami tutorial learn how to make an elephant from a single dollar bill.
In this great dollar bill origami tutorial from Orikane, you learn how to make a fantastic dollar bill origami dog inspired by Tien Nguyen.
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.
Lions, tigers, and bears-- Oh wait, it's just a paper tiger. This thorough video will show you how to fold a fierce origami tiger. After all, a paper menagerie can't be complete without its very own tiger.
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...
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With this artsy, craftsy how-to, you'll learn how to make flowers with paper napkins and a pair of scissors. Pretty. And pretty cool! For a detailed, step-by-step look at the process, watch this free video tutorial!
Origami infinite flippers are super cool creations, but some methods can require up to 24 sheets of paper. This method uses only 4 sheets of paper, but does require some cutting and pasting. You'll need 4 sheets of paper, scissors and glue. Glue, snip, fold and flip!
Money origami (or dollar bill) origami is cheap, fun, simple, and cute. It only takes a dollar bill with some folding paper skills to make some really cool stuff. Spend that spare dollar in your pocket on some good old fashioned creativity—you will end up with a cool four-leaf clover for St. Patrick's Day.
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.
This video origami tutorial shows how to make a substitute for origami paper in case you ever run out or can't buy any. You can use construction paper, printer paper, magazine paper, and etc. Have Fun!