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How To: Make a Three Dollar Origami Flower

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.

How To: Choose The Right Paper for Your Origami

A lot of people that are new to Origami struggle with the choice of paper. Some even give up folding all together because they use the wrong material! But this guide will help you find the paper you need for that cool design you always wanted to try.

How To: Make an origami crab for intermediate students

Summer is quickly coming to an end (oh no!), so bask in your last few glory days of sleeping in and playing all day by, well, sleeping in and playing all day. But you should also consider making this adorable sea crab, a sort of testament, if you will, to the summer months spent out by the sea.

How To: Make an origami Kusudama Venus

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to make an origami Kusudama Venus. For this project, you need square sheets of paper of different colors. First you fold a sheet diagonally across to form a triangle. Then fold it again to form a smaller triangle. Open up one triangle and fold it in to a square. Repeat this step with the other triangle also. Now the paper folded in to a square; ¼ the original size. Holding one square flat on the table, lift up the other and squeeze it d...

How To: Make a paper football with a 20$ bill

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, ...

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: Make a paper football for 1 dollar

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a paper football for 1 dollar. First, grab your paper and fold it in half length wise. Next, make sure the crease is nice and clean, then fold it length wise once more. Now, fold one of the corners up into a triangle shape, marking the crease exact. Fold this up again and keep doing this until you get to the end. Once you reach the end, fold the other end in twice into the pocket you see. Crease this, then stand it upright and flick it with your other fi...

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: Make a hexagonal origami gift box

Want to make a next-level origami gift box? This video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step overview of how to make a hexagonal sonobe paper gift box using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, and to get started making your own paper cubes, watch this arts-and-crafts guide.

How To: Fold a Paper Origami Crane

This tutorial will show you how to make origami cranes, one of the most popular and elegant origami shapes. The folds are a little complicated for beginners to learn, but once you've completed one, the next will be much easier. An ancient Japanese legend says that if you fold 1000 cranes, your wish will be granted. Why not try it, and see if it's true?

How To: Fold a tiny origami giraffe from a dollar bill

We all have a favorite animal, right? While most of us like conventional animals like dogs and cute pandas, others like more exotic, safari-esque animals like giraffes. If you know a giraffe lover, check out this video to learn how to give him/her the perfect "just because" gift - an origami giraffe.

How To: Make a paper cookie-cutter dodecahedron with origami

Looking for an easy modular origami project? This video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step overview of how to make an impressive 3D dodecahedron using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, and to get started making your own modular dodecahedrons, watch this arts-and-crafts guide.

How To: Make an origami shirt out of a dollar bill

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.

How To: Fold an origami paper butterfly ring

Is your love of butterflies only surpassed by your love of paper crafts? You're in luck! With this guide, you'll learn how to make a simple, elegant paper butterfly ring with 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 winged paper butterfly rings, watch this free origami lesson.

How To: Fold an origami 3D omega star

If you like folding paper stars and think they're a cinch, this omega star should give you quite a challenge. This omega star is an intricate fold that looks beautiful when complete. Perfect atop that pine tree in your living room (during holidays hopefully). This step=by=step video takes you through each fold of the paper origami 3D omega star, so pay attention.

How To: Fold an origami paper Valentine heart

In this video, Nekkoart demonstrates how to make an origami valentine heart. Begin with a sheet of paper that is nineteen cm by eight cm. Fold the paper to form a square. Unfold. Fold both sides to the center crease. Unfold again. Fold the paper in half horizontally (not forming a square) and unfold. Fold a corner to the edge of the center crease. Unfold and repeat with the other corners. Squish both sides down to form a square. Fold down the upper half. Fold down the two triangles at the top...

How To: Fold an origami paper fish

This fascinating video shows in great detail how to fold beautiful craft paper into the shape of a fish using origami folding techniques. The instructions are very well illustrated. There is a distracting musical accompaniment, but it is quite easy to follow the directions even if you have trouble hearing the oral instructions. Origami fish made from this video can be used for many decorative purposes. Use colorful craft paper and your origami fish can be very eye-catching as is the demonstra...

News: Microscopic Origami

Wowee, origami artist Mui-Ling Teh has the skills of a DaVinci Robot. To view more of her work, check out her artist profile on Red Bubble. Inspired? Scroll all the way down for a demonstration on the folding of a teeny, tiny origami crane.

How To: Fold an origami shuriken (ninja star)

A full guide to making the perfect ninja star. I've seen loads of videos of how to make Ninja Stars, and I don't have a clue what they mean. So I decided to make this how to video on paper ninja stars (aka shurikens) and it's easier to understand and follow, especially for young children. Pause the video at any time, if you think the timing is too fast, Enjoy! ;)

How To: Origami a dinosaur

Take a trip back in time with Origami master, Michael LaFosse, as he folds an ultra cool dinosaur. Fold along with the instructions in this how-to video and you'll have your own Jurassic pal in no time! Watch this video origami tutorial and learn how to fold a dinosaur. Origami a dinosaur.

How To: Origami a snowdrop

Watch this instructional origami video on how to make an origami snowdrop, folded and designed by Joost Langeveld. The flower of this snowdrop plant should be folded from a triangular piece of paper. The snowdrop flowers in the background serve as ready inspiration for this tiny origami project. A final twist of paper brings the origami flower to life. Additions of green paint and a green paper stem perfect the illusion.

How To: Origami a tetrahedron with one piece of paper

Check out this how-to video if you want to origami a tetrahedron with a rectangular shaped paper. Maybe you are an expert at origami or maybe you don't know the first thing about origami; either way, check out this fun, origami instructional video for mastering a tetrahedron with a rectangular shaped paper.

How To: Origami a paper Japanese obi

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

How To: Origami a Japanese paper bamboo shoot

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