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How To: Make a folded-paper Tyrannosaurus rex with origami

Looking to add specimens to your paper menagerie? Make a T. rex with origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions for making your own Tyrannosaurus rex from a sheet of folded paper. For more information, and to get started making your own paper dinosaurs, 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: Fold a six pointed star from rectangular paper

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.

How To: Fold an origami star with five intersecting tetrahedra

Feeling ambitious? With this guide, you'll learn how to make a 3D star with five intersecting tetrahedra using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as well as to get started making your own paper awe-inspiring paper stars, watch this free origami lesson.

How To: Origami a paper Japanese tuxedo jacket

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

How To: Fold a paper heart from a dollar bill with origami

We learn an easy and fun way to make an origami heart out of a dollar bill. No supplies needed. Just the dollar bill and two capable hands. First fold up the bottom of the bill. Then fold it in half. Fold both sides into triangles bringing them to the middle. Turn over in. Fold in inside corners. Then the outside corners, rounding into a heart. Make sure the creases on the sides are well done. Flatten the paper out with palm to make it completely flat. And there in your hands you have a paper...

How To: Fold an origami paper bat

Fold a paper bat! With this guide, you'll learn how to make a simple paper bat 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 paper bats, watch this free origami lesson.

How To: Origami a cool paper dragon

This video origami tutorial series shows how to use the Japanese art of paper folding to make a paper dragon. Follow along with the guide as he folds a dragon, even if he makes some mistakes along the way. Watch this instructional video and learn how to fold and origami dragon.

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: Make an elegant 3D origami white paper swan

Would you like to craft perfect 3D origami works of art? In this helpful tutorial, Jewellia7777 demonstrates how to use recycled paper to create your own elegant "green" works of art in no time. Learn to easily construct a stunning table centerpiece of paper that would let you contribute your own artistic touch to any special event, formal or informal. This great video will have you stunning your guests in no time with the impossibly beautiful flair of this fun project.

How To: Fold an origami box and lid by Dave Brill

The origami version of a box and lid may seem like one of the simplest origami projects out there, but you should consider this origami box and lid the hard mode version of an otherwise beginner origami craft. Rather than use two sheets of paper total - one for the box and the other for the lid - this origami project only involves one piece of origami tissue paper.

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: Fold a five-point paper barn star

This is a video tutorial in the Arts & Crafts category where you are going to learn how to fold a five-point paper barn star. You will need a square sheet of paper. Fold it in half to make a rectangle. Take the right folded corner and fold it up to the left edge of the rectangle. Place the corner about 1/3 from the top edge and fold the sheet. Next take the left corner and fold it over the edge you just folded. Finally take the flap on the right and fold it over to the opposite side. Now cut ...

How To: Origami an orizuru Japanese crane

Orizuru quite literally means "paper crane" in Japanese, and has become the ultimate origami project. This video slide show allows the user to click at their own pace, clarifying the process of folding an orizuru paper crane into 9 simple steps. All you'll need is one single square sheet of paper, or 1000 if trying to complete the Japanese legend of gaining a wish upon completing that much origami. Whatever reason had for folding the origami crane, the orizuru is a beautiful Japanese traditio...

How To: Origami the letter "M" Japanese style easily

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

How To: Origami a dragon head

This video origami tutorial shows how to fold a dragon head out of a piece of paper. Learn how to use the traditional Japanese art of origami to make a dragon head. Follow along and fold your own.

How To: Six pointed star of papercraft

Follow this example to fold an origami six pointed star. This video provides clear visual examples so that you will not need an instruction booklet. This six pointed star can be folded from a single piece of silver origami paper. The six pointed star is sometimes used as an ornament at Tanabata, the Japanese festival of stars.

How To: Craft a delicate origami tulip leaf

In our opinion, fake flowers are much better than the real things. While we're never going to turn down a handsome lad knocking at our door with a bursting bouquet of peonies in one hand and a box of chocolates in the other, fake flowers - in origami form - last far longer.

How To: Build origami modules for 3D origami

This video demonstrates how to make 3D Origami. If you want to make some 3D origami animals, you need this video as first step. You will need a normal sheet of paper (size A4). One rectangle is a 1/32 of this. The fastest method is to cut them out with a knife. You will use these to fold triangles, make a "basement" and stabilize them to make rows. This is the perfect primer video for 3D origami. Learn how to fold 3D origami modules.

How To: Fold a hexagonal, six-point paper star with origami

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to fold a hexagonal, six-point paper star with origami. Take a hexagonal sheet of paper and fold in half from all corners. Then fold each side inward up to the center point. Open up all the folds. Now fold one side up to the center point. Then fold one corner back over itself and fold the next side of the paper up to the center point. Continue like this for all sides and you will now have a smaller folded hexagon. Then lift up each flap ...

How To: Make a paper box just for fun

HowToMakeCrap teaches you how to make a paper box out of an ordinary a4 sheet of paper. Make a square out of that by folding from one corner of the page diagonally. The remaining rectangle slice at the bottom will have to be removed. You're left with a perfect square. Fold that horizontally. Then vertically. Then diagonally two times. Unfold it to the original square. Fold to create to triangles on top of each other. Take the lower left side corner and fold it to the top. Flip the paper and d...

How To: Origami a 3D striped cat

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 striped cat. 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 striped cat with these origami instructions.