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How To: Weave paper for origami and other paper crafts

This video shows how to weave paper. This paper can then be used to make crafts such as origami. You may want some supplies: a cutting board, a paper cutter, scotch tape, and square origami paper (6"x6"). Start with two sheets of paper. Cut the paper into thin strips, 1/2" each. Reassemble one of the squares. Carefully align the pieces close together. Place a piece of tape on the top, and tape it to the cutting board. Take a strip of the other color paper, and weave it through every other str...

How To: Make an origami sword

This video shows you how to make an origami sword out of a blank sheet of white paper. Very simply, you can make a folded paper sword in about 2 minutes. This origami technique is good for beginners.

How To: Fold an easy origami paper fish

Sure, there are other origami fish tutorials out there, but they're usually either difficult and long, or short and unsatisfying. Find the perfect medium with this origami video. You just need one sheet of origami paper, like most paper folding projects, and the instructions in this video. Try pausing after each fold to make sure you learn this fish properly.

How To: Fold an origami army tank with one sheet of paper

Looking for a tough-guy (or tough-girl) craft project? You're in luck. With this guide, you'll learn how to make a paper army tank 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 paper panzers, watch this free origami lesson.

How To: Make the fastest paper airplane

This video explains how to make a paper airplane for effectively. The first step is to fold your basic piece of paper into a triangle shape. After the creases in the paper have been created you must unfold the paper again. The second step is to fold the paper in another triangle shape starting from the opposite corner. After the shape has been formed you must refold the original triangle shape of the adjacent fold. The narrator then makes the plane into a smaller triangle shape by again foldi...

How To: Origami the letter "J" Japanese style

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

How To: Fold an origami cherry blossom ball

Want to create a neat looking decorative item using just paper? Origami is the answer. The Origami Cherry Blossom paper ball created in this video by Tomoko Fuse requires papers, dexterity and a toothpick if the presenter is to be believed. The first steps consist of creating precreases on the paper. This step makes the subsequent folds easier to make as the fold lines also double up as markers. The second step consists of creating a complex shape. The same design is then repeated 30 times. F...

How To: Make an easy origami crane

For this next video tutorial, you're going to find out how to make a really simple and easy origami crane. Origami is the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding which took place during the 17 century.

How To: Origami a man with Jo Nakashima

The process of making man - whether you believe we were brought here magically at the whims of an intelligent maker or we evolved slowly from apes over millions of years - was agreeably complex and arduous. Cut the crap and make your own species of miniature humans in a zillionth of the time by watching this video by Jo Nakashima.

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: Origami the letter "C" Japanese style

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

How To: Make Cute, Tiny Origami Books

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a miniature origami book. It is very simple and cute. You will be able to turn the pages of this book, and write in it. The books are small and cute, depending on the paper you use. You will not need origami paper for this project, but you might want to use glue just in case. You can give these cute mini origami books as birthday gifts, but I mainly use them to fill spaces in my bookcase. Comment below if you have any questions!

How To: Fold simple origami t-shirts from money

Are you sitting in class the last day before holiday break, simply dying over how long each minute is before that last bell rings and you get to head to Big Bear? Pass the time (though obviously do so discretely) by crafting these simple origami t-shirts. Each t-shirt is folded from a monetary bill, which we're pretty sure you have in your pocket.

How To: Make a simple paper popper in three simple steps

This video shows you how to make a simple paper popper in three simple steps. Take a rectangular piece of paper and fold one quarter over. Fold it over once again in the same direction. Flip the paper over and make it into a square by folding again. Open out the side just a little bit, so that you can see the fold still inside. Sweep your arm down from a height really quickly and you will hear the sound of a "crack" as the paper pops on the way down. You can do the same thing again if you ref...

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: 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 an easy paper rose

In this video, we learn how to make an easy paper rose. First, punch out three flowers with a paper punch from your favorite color of paper. Then, add contact ink to the edges of the flowers along the petals. Next, you will cut out two of the petals from the flowers and then glue half of the leftover scraps. Make this into a cone and then do this on the other pieces of flowers. Bend out the petals and curl them, then glue all of the petals together. Once finished, add on a green stem and then...

How To: Make an easy origami goldfish with tiny fins

Okay, so we have to admit something to you: This isn't actually an origami craft in the strictest sense of the term. Origami dictates that an object be folded into being from a single sheet of paper, but for this goldfish we take a bit of a shortcut, literally. Instead of folding to get all the pieces in place, we make a few cuts to facilitate the fish-forming process.

How To: Make a paper rose with construction paper

In this tutorial, we learn how to make paper rose with construction paper. First, take a piece of pink paper and cut a thin strip out of it. Next, take that strip and fold it in half twice. Now, cut the paper in half so you have several strips of paper. Now, fold in the strips to make them look like petals. Next, cut two thin strips out of a green piece of paper and craft them into the shape of a stem. Then, cut thin strips out of the green and shape them into leaves. After this, combine the ...

How To: Fold an origami chicken and egg

This video tutorial is in the Arts & Crafts category which will show you how to fold an origami chicken and egg. Take a square size paper and fold it in half across the diagonal. Now fold the triangle in half. Lift up the top fold and fold it back in to a square. Repeat this step with the bottom triangle also. Now you have a smaller folded square. Turn the paper around so that the open ends are pointing away from you. Fold the two top edges on to the centerline. Now fold the bottom triangle i...

How To: Make a bell flower from folded paper with origami

Looking to add specimens to your paper garden? Make a bell-shaped paper flower with origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions for making your own paper flowers from a sheet of folded paper. For more information, and to get started making colorful, cone-shaped paper flowers yourself, take a look!

How To: Origami a sailing paper ship

This video demonstrates how to create a sailing paper ship. Starting with a square piece of paper, the creator shows fold by fold how to make a ship that includes rudders. The final scene is to place the paper ship into some water and let it float!