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?
This may just be one of the coolest origami folding projects we've ever come across at Wonder How To. Yeah, it looks almost impossible to fold and super complex, but if you're an advanced origami folder then this project will be fun to attempt.
Looking to add a rare and exotic specimen to your paper garden? Make a paper cherry blossom (or sakura) using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions on how to make your own cherry blossoms from folded paper. For more information, and to get started making paper flowers yourself, take a look!
Is your love of money surpassed only by your love of miniature dress shirts? Boy, are you in luck. This video tutorial presents complete, step-by-step instructions on how to make a shirt from a folded dollar bill. For more information, and to get started making your own money shirts, watch this free arts-and-crafts how-to.
This video shows us that how to create an origami bird that flaps when we pull out the tail of origami bird. Simple and interesting tutorial for everybody.
Show your father how much you love him this Father's Day by crafting a literal representation of your feelings. This cute and easy to make origami heart comes adorned on top with a handsome white tie, sending your father messages of thanks and kindness.
Learn how to make an easy origami dragon A4 instructions. Design, video tutorial and diagram by Ventsislav Vasilev (Origamite) http://goo.gl/LQAXuD
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.
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.
This video demonstrates how to fold the origami model "Blütenkreisel" that Carmen Sprung designed. Carmen kindly gave me permission to make this video accessible to you. Note that you have to start with an octagon, rather than a square piece of paper.
this tutorial explains how to make a traditional origami lily from one sheet of paper. No cuts, no glue needed. You'll Need
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 box with a dollar bill.
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Video: . Learn how to make a paper modular origami magic rose cube instructions.
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).
If you're like us, you always begged your parents to let you get a parrot (What? They make you look like a pirate when perched on your shoulder), but they never consented because of the noise factor.
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.
What better way to express to your sweetheart what love is all about than by giving her an origami rose? Origami roses, unlike the real flowers, last forever (as long as you don't sit on them accidentally) and look beautiful when attached to stems and turned into a bouquet.
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.
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.
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.
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).
This seashell origami craft is amongst the easiest you will ever fold. Yet just because it's quick and simple to make doesn't mean it's not pretty.
At its core, Valentine's Day is about love, the act of loving, and harmony. So it only makes sense to give your amor a heart-shaped token of your affection this 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.
Do you know why we hate those envelopes that come with any greeting card you buy at Hallmark, Papyrus, or a drugstore? They're SO boring. Always the same rectangular shape, always the same opening mechanism, with the only innovation for each envelope being the color, which does vary to match the card.
Take classic origami moving cubes to the third dimension by attempting this box-like version of moving cubes, which moves on both the x and y axes. This amazing craft can be shaped into as many forms as you can make with Legos.
This video demonstrates how to fold the origami model "Spinning Top" that Manpei Arai designed. Learn how to use the traditional Japanese art of origami to fold a spinning top. This is a great origami project that's not just fun to make, but fun to use.
Before you begin on your kawasaki origami rose folding, you should probably master the basics first. Namely, if you're interested in folding floral projects, then it's best that you start with a simple project like this one.
Following a kind of silly little skit, this video will teach you how to make a double-sided, origami version of a shuriken throwing star. Shuriken are the throwing star weapons you've seen ninjas use in the movies. If you've already made the single-sided shuriken, this is a good follow-up project. But while they are made of paper they do still have sharp edges, so be very careful about where you throw them.
In this tutorial, I'm gonna show you how to make another amazing paper plane that can fly really far. GUARANTEED.
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.
Dollar, dollar, dollar, dollar, dollar bill, y'all! If you've got five dollars and spindly appendages with which to fold, then there's nothing standing between you and your very own Cap Lincoln. Just follow the bouncing bill:
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.
Learn how to make easy origami box with lid instructions: What you need: 4 square pieces of paper for the box
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:
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a paper football with a $20 bill. First, take the bill and fold it in half length wise. Next, take the bill and fold one of the ends into a triangular shape. After this, fold the triangle over and keep doing this until you get to the end. When you reach the end, and tuck the flap on the end into the pocket you created. After this, you can hold the bill up with your fingers, and flick it with your other fingers. You can use any type of bill to make this, ...
This video series demonstrates how to fold the origami model "Maple Leaf". Jassu" Kyu-seok Oh designed. Jassu kindly gave me permission to make this video accessible to you.
Looking to add specimens to your paper menagerie? Make a jumping paper frog with origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions for making your own leaping amphibian from a sheet of folded paper. For more information, and to get started making your own jumping paper frogs, take a look!
This origami chocolate bar, which is realistically divided into mini bite-sized pieces and has a Dairy Milk blue packaging, is a difficult fold, but so worth it. Give it to your sweet-toothed sweetheart on Valentine's Day for a treat without the calories. Just be careful that the recipient of your origami chocolate bar doesn't actually try to eat it.