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How To: Fold Beautiful Origami Hearts Using Real Dollar Bills or Any Other Paper Money

With Valentine's Day looming in our midst, it's high time to start thinking about what you'll be cooking up and crafting for your sweetheart. But instead of spending any money on anything, just keep one thing in mind—everybody loves cold hard cash, even as a valentine gift. So, instead of spending your dough, fold it into a beautiful origami heart to give your loved one. Better yet—make a whole bouquet of folded dollar bill hearts. What could be sweeter than a bunch of heart flowers made of m...

How To: Make a 3-D origami dragon

Interested in adding a fantastical specimen to your paper menagerie? You're in luck. This free video tutorial presents a thorough, step-by-step guide on how to make a 3D dragon from folded paper using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, and to get started making your own three-dimensional paper dragons, watch this helpful tutorial.

How To: Fold an origami grand piano for beginners

These are the pianos of concert halls, of greats like Mozart and Beethoven, and of piano masterpieces that still set the standard for good music production. Grand pianos are large and a bit ostentatious, yes, but they create a deep, resonant sound that tugs on your heart strings.

How To: Origami a flamingo

Origami Flamingo by Joost Langeveld. Origami! Fun pastime & skilled craft. Watch this an origami flamingo. the With origami, practice makes perfect. So practice those origami folds and you will have a beautiful flamingo.

How To: Origami a 3D Pikachu creature from Pokémon

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.

How To: Makea cute origami robot out of paper

Because who wants to mess with all those wires, programming and power sources? You can make your own origami robot out of paper or cardboard! Though it probably won't do as much as a real robot would, it's nevertheless a fun project to do! All you need are a few sheets of paper (you can also used cardstock or a thin cardboard, depending on how sturdy you want your robot to be). Then just follow the steps in this tutorial!

How To: Make paper darts

Equal parts fun and what-are-you-an-idiot dangerous, paper darts are a perfect way to pass ten or so minutes on a slow, rainy day. Just make sure you have protective eyewear. This video guide will walk you through the entire assembly process.

How To: Origami a 3D fox

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 fox. 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 fox with these origami instructions.

How To: Origami a high-heeled shoe Japanese style

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.

How To: Fold an origami magic ball by Kade Chan

The origami magic ball is a very popular but few tutorials show you how to make one in greater detail than this four part series. This complicated paper design takes a little while to create but is worth it in the end when you have a totally unique, fluffy new toy to play with. This origami ball was designed by Kade Chan and is one of the best.

How To: Fold an origami paper flag

The man describes and demonstrates how to create a paper flag using basic paper folding methods. You need an oblong piece of paper. Then fold the paper in half the long way and crease it down the middle. Then fold it the same way in half again and recrease then open the paper back up one time. Fold a corner into the middle and then crease it on both sides and unfold it. The you need to open up a flap and let it fold into a point and crease it. At the end of the tutorial you need to open it up...

How To: Make a Beautiful Valentine's Day Origami Rose

In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a beautiful origami rose. Take care of your folds at the beginning, and the rest should be fairly easy if you follow the tutorial exactly. Making careful folds, and making sure everything is properly aligned will allow you to get best results for the final product. This rule is something that should probably be kept in mind when making any origami model. Other than that, have fun!

How To: Create the farthest flying paper airplane

In this video, we learn how to make the farthest flying paper airplane. First, you will lay the paper flat and fold in two sides on the top. Then, fold it in half and keep folding the plane in. After this, you will see the wings become smaller and smaller. Once you fold this up until you cannot fold it in anymore, you will be able to throw this and make it fly! This will be really thin so it will go further and further. This will fly across the room easily and make everyone jealous they don't...

How To: Fold an origami two-cup pencil holder

This how-to video show you how to make an origami two-cup pencil holder. The narrator explains that you will need one eight and a half inch by 11 inch piece of office paper. This video show everything you need to know from folding every single predrawn line and reversing them, to all the precise folds necessary to create this pencil holder. If you follow the meticulous instructions showed in this video you can create your own two cup pencil holder using origami techniques.

How To: Origami a paper airplane "Mirage"

Watch this visual demonstration on how to fold the Mirage. The Mirage is an excellent paper airplane. I was amazed the first time this left my hands and sailed -- nay -- floated to a perfect landing. The large wing area makes this glider easy to trim and especially graceful in the air. The "landing gear" helps the aircraft stay graceful during landings and on the ground, but I've surprisingly noticed that it seems to fly better with the landing gear "down and dirty" than with those tabs tucke...

How To: Origami an intricate flower

This origami flower is not very difficult to fold. Watch this instructional origami video to fold an intricate flower from one small piece of origami paper. The instructor holds the origami paper in front of a bouquet of pink flowers for inspiration.

How To: Make an origami ninja star in 8 steps

Real ninja starts are dangerous. But you can have some much softer and safer paper ninja starts to play with. Making them might just be as fun as playing with them. If you’re not feeling like a ninja, you can make them as decorations or to give to friends.

How To: Origami a paper catapult Japanese style

These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a paper catapult Japanese style. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own paper catapult. 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 paper catapult Japanese style.

How To: Fold a cherry blossom flower from an origami bird base

Looking to add a rare and exotic specimen to your paper garden? Make a paper cherry blossom using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. Specifically, this free video origami lesson demonstrates how to make a cherry blossom taking an origami bird base as a starting point. For more information, and to get started making your own paper sakura, take a look!

How To: Origami a cool Samurai helmet

Watch this instructional origami video to fold an origami Samurai helmet. Kabuto is the Japanese word for a traditional Samurai helmet. You will need one small piece of origami paper to complete this project. Or, fold your origami kabuto out of newspaper so you can really wear this three-cornered hat.