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...
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.
Check out this video for a step by step process on how to use just one piece of paper to make a book with 16 pages. (Do it the origami way!) You can even make it into a flip book later.
This tough origami gorilla would totally kick King Kong's ass in a one-on-one match-up. Or at least we think so. With a broad, intimidating body and a strong, confident scowl on his face, this gorilla is not one to be messed with.
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.
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.
This video covers some dollar bill origami heads that can be used for making a dog, snake, mouse, fox, gekko, croc, lizard, cat and many more.
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.
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.
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!
What's so great about a modular origami pineapple, you ask? Well, for starters, it doesn't poke curious fingers and hungry tongues nearly as much as the original.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fold origami sunglasses. Origami Club in English is a free origami information site, with origami animations and origami diagrams.
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.
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...
If you've ever taken astronomy before, then you know that the brightest flames - and the brightest stars - burn blue. So if you'r still making your origami stars blue, it's time to think outside the box.
This interesting video is subtitled with instructions on how to make a Kawasaki rose origami. 1) Make mountain fold and 2 valley folds, as indicated, along guide lines.
Easy how-to video showing step by step how to fold a dollar bill into a space ship. All you need is a dollar! Pay attention and learn how to fold your own origami spaceship.
Lotus flowers have long been a symbol of longevity, balance, and peace. Find your own center even amidst bustling work schedules, kid play dates, and workday commutes by crafting a lotus flower.
Want an excited table setting? Here's how to create an exciting table setting using a napkin! It's very simple and quick to make!
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!
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 origami a sea turtle.
So we have to admit something. We're not entirely sure what this project is. It looks like one of those Sweedish straw ornaments you hang on the tree during Christmas, but then again it could also just be an abstract representation of the sun.
Bounty paper towels claim they can absorb up to 3X more than ordinary paper towels, but they can't transform into cutesy little snails unless you lend them a helping hand (or two).
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.
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...
Hundreds upon hundreds of free origami diagrams and animations are available at the Origami Club. I caught Design Sponge's recent post on some late night folding (I like how they spelled out their name), and recalled WonderHowTo's old favorite.
Replicate those cool iPod ads featuring a black figure grooving in a multicolored background with this unique origami design.
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.
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.
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.
Check out this video to learn how to make an Origami shotgun out of two sheets of A4 size paper.
As kids, we had dreams of becoming a fighter pilot, menacing enemies and saving the day with our stealth fighter plane. Needless to say, our pipe dreams kind of went bust, but that doesn't mean we still don't dream of piloting one of those things!
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!
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.
These step by step instructions help you to fold your own origami helmet, or kabuto. Perfect for beginners.