The very first banknotes were used by the Chinese in the 7th century, during the Tang Dynasty. Before it was used as a true currency, paper money was used as part of a deposit system in which merchants would leave large amounts of coins with a trusted associate and receive a paper receipt for the transaction. The reason was simple—the copper coins used as currency at the time were heavy.
Without a doubt, this is the world's best paper airplane! Okay, maybe not. It previously held the Guinness World Record for longest flight (time aloft) for a paper airplane, by record-setter Ken Blackburn in 1998 (27.6 seconds). But like all records, they eventually get broken. Takuo Toda's paper airplane design, called the Sky King, out-performed Blackburn's, setting a new record at 27.9 seconds in 2009.
Involving thousands of intricate folds, tucks, and nips, origami patterns perplex even the most experienced of L.A. plastic surgeons.
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Learn how to make an easy origami dragon A4 instructions. Design, video tutorial and diagram by Ventsislav Vasilev (Origamite) http://goo.gl/LQAXuD
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.
Dollar bill origami is fun, simple & cute. All you need is a dollar bill and some origami folding skills. Spend your spare dollar on some creativity... and you will end up with a cute origami figurine. Watch this origami money tutorial to learn how to fold a box with a dollar bill.
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 panda. 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 panda bear with these origami instructions.
Valentine's Day is a day for love, but it also just happens to be the time when every flower shop in town hikes up their prices. Chocolates are still relatively cheap, but I never understood why you have to give the gift of bigger love handles when something more creative gets the job done at a much cheaper price.
To play off Gertrude Stein's famous quote, a rose is a rose is a magic paper cube. And with this paper folder's guide, you'll learn how to make your very own magic rose cube from paper using the Japanese art of origami. This design by Valerie Vann, and folded by YouTuber German Fernandez, is great for Valentine's Day or any other day where a paper puzzle rose is needed. Just be prepared... it's a not just a puzzle origami rose, it's a puzzle folding it.
Fold an origami pig with a design by Joost Langeveld. Part 1 of 2 - How to Origami a cute little pig.
Here's a question many have asked but few have had answered: Just what species of bird is the Twitter bird? For those of us who are Twitter addicts, we encounter this plump blue creature on a daily basis. But do we really know who - and what - this bird is?
In this tutorial, I will show you how to make an origami backpack! Origami: (Back to School) Backpack!
Tutorial of how to quickly make and Origami Magic Ball! Get a piece of 20x40cm paper. Fold along side in 32 equal parts, by repeatedly folding the paper in half - using genderless folds. Fold the short side in 8 equal parts- using valley folds. Turn the sheet over and start diagonal folds - using valley folds into 32 parts. Roll paper out flat, and fold it zigzag following previously made genderless folds. At corner of paper, create a "water bomb" by pressing together previously made folds fo...
In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to Origami a paper envelope without glue or tape. Take a piece of paper and fold it in half hamburger style. Fold the open edge of the top sheet of paper back on itself so it reaches the closed edge. Repeat this step again. Give it a good crease, open it up and fold the open edge back to the middle crease and fold it back along the middle crease. This becomes the bar of the bar envelope. Now fold the other open edge of the paper so that ...
This video shows the viewer how to fold an origami butterfly using a dollar bill. The woman in the video demonstrates the step-by-step technique used to create the butterfly with the dollar bill. Overall there are seven required steps to take an ordinary dollar bill and fold it into a butterfly. The woman carefully explains and demonstrates each step with great detail, so that by the end, the viewer should also be able to fold a dollar bill into a butterfly.
This video origami tutorial shows how to fold up dollar bills and attach them onto a lei necklace to create a Hawaiian money lei. Watch, follow along, and never give a cheap, boring gift again.
This origami tutorial video will show you how to fold a dollar bill to form a flapping bird. Origami takes practice. All you need is patience, a dollar bill and this video demonstration.
Video: . Learn how to make a paper modular origami magic rose cube instructions.
Flowers actually have a great impact on mood. Some flowers make you happy, like bright white and yellow daisies, while others, like deep crimson roses, make you feel romanced and lovely dovey. So if you're ever feeling down for some reason, cheer yourself up by making this beautiful origami daffodil. With a sunny yellow stamen and bright white petals, this daffodil will certainly perk your day up.
Want to give a special someone your heart (and get rid of junk mail in the process)? Make a paper heart using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions on how to make your own paper hearts from a folded letter . For more information, and to get started making paper hearts yourself, take a look!
You've got a great gift for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day. Awesome. Now, how are you going to present that lovely gift of yours? Wrapping paper? Cardboard box? Decorative bag? If any of those things are your answer—you're not trying hard enough.
FK describes how to make a Yoshimoto cube. First, print out the template. Then, trim the paper with scissors along the perimeter and glue the edges into a 3D pyramid. Repeat these steps until you have 48 cubes. Fix 3 pyramids together 16 times. Arrange pyramids in groups. Repeat 2 times and color 8 of the pyramids. Place adhesive on the joints of the cubes. Arrange the pyramid groups into a cube. Now, you can perform neat tricks with the cube, like changing the cube from white to colored with...
Ready to move past simple cranes into amazing stick-tail peacocks? In this great tutorial, master origami artist Jewellia7777 offers a step by step guide, color ideas, tips, and helpful advice on folding your own origami peacocks. This video teaches how to take this simple structure and construct an amazing 3D origami sculpture that will dazzle your friends and family. If you are having problems unraveling the complexities of modern 3D origami, then this great video is a must-see.
Want to make your own origami flowers? Single stem or a whole bouquet? The design is a bit advanced so practice with the simpler shapes first. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions for making your own paper flowers from folded paper. For more information, and to get started making colorful paper flowers yourself, take a look!
Dress your paper dolls in the finest. With this guide, you'll learn how to make a miniature paper dress from a folded sheet of paper 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 doll-sized paper gowns, watch this free origami lesson.
Check out this video for stop-motion instruction on how to make The Prison Break Origami Swan.
This video tutorial will show you how to make a beautiful Revealing Flower. The awesome thing about the Revealing Flower is that you will be able to open and close the petals. It will take 90 pieces of paper. Do not use printer paper. (you might as well use Post-Its) You will also need glue. Here's the video tutorial:
In this great dollar bill origami tutorial from Orikane, you learn how to make a fantastic dollar bill origami dog inspired by Tien Nguyen.
Ever wonder how to make an amazing piece of art just using paper and some glue? This video takes you through the step-by-step process of how to make a Transforming Spike Ball. The video includes the materials needed, and a video demonstration of all the steps that you will need to construct your perfect Transforming Spine Ball. And if you ever get stuck, you can just hit pause, complete your step, and continue. The video also leaves room for you to be creative, allowing you to pick and choose...
All you need is a small piece of foldable paper to make this origami jumping spider. Fold a bunch to send out as part of a goody bag for a Halloween party, or scatter them on a table for a spooky effect.
Money origami (or dollar bill) origami is cheap, fun, simple, and cute. It only takes a dollar bill with some folding paper skills to make some really cool stuff. Spend that spare dollar in your pocket on some good old fashioned creativity -- you will end up with a cool puffy star origami figure.
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.
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.
To make this functional paper bowl, an extra large square piece of paper is needed. Learn how use the traditional Japanese art of origami to fold a paper bowl anytime you're in a pinch.
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use the ancient Japanese art form of origami to make a butterfly. This is a fairly simple design that's good for beginners, taking only a few minutes to learn. But the results are impressive, making for an elegant decorative item or small gift.
Learn how to make an origami heart with a pocket. Perfect for your valentine.
Dollar bill origami is fun, simple & cute. All you need is a dollar bill and some origami folding skills. Spend your spare dollar on some creativity... and you will end up with a cute origami figurine. Watch this origami money tutorial to learn how to fold a dollar bill giraffe.
Dollar bill origami is fun, simple & cute. All you need is a dollar bill and some origami folding skills. Spend your spare dollar on some creativity... and you will end up with a cute origami figurine. Watch this origami money tutorial to learn how to fold a finger puppet out of a dollar bill.
Origami is the art of folding paper into cool things. Watch this video to learn how to make an origami paper cube! Start with a full sheet of regular 8.5 by 11 inch paper. Then fold one corner over to make a triangle and a rectangle. Fold the rectangular part of the triangle. Then rip off the rectangular part leaving you with a triangle, and when opened a square. Then fold the paper in half. Then open the square back up and fold into fourths. Watch the video to learn how to make the rest of t...