Hot Origami How-Tos

How To: Origami a dollar bill box

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.

How To: Make an Elephant with Oshibori Origami

An oshibori is a Japanese wet hand towel. With an oshibori you can make all kinds of things, just like origami. Oshibori Origami is the latest Japanese craze sweeping the nation! Instead of paper, we're making origami from wet Japanese hand towels. Oshibori origami is easier than traditional origami, and more fun, too!

How To: Origami a lion Japanese style

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

How To: Fold a Magic Rose Cube—A Flower in a Box Origami Puzzle

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.

How To: Make a Revealing Flower

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:

How To: Fold an origami lotus flower with one sheet of paper

To make a lotus out of a single sheet of paper, use a colored, square paper sheet with a different center color (optional). With the colored side facing outwards, fold the sheet diagonally in half creating a center crease. Open up and repeat the step with the other corner to obtain a center point. Carefully fold the 4 corners towards the center point to form a smaller square. Repeat the same procedure with this square. Flip over and repeat the same procedure over again. The next step is optio...

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 paper boat that floats

With just one tiny sheet of paper, you can fold millions of things, like this boat. Not only is this a great little origami boat that's easy to complete, but it also floats on water! After watching and following the quick fold instructions, try out your new folded origami boat on water and see it float for yourself.

How To: Make a 3D origami chicken

Grow your paper menagerie as well as your knowledge of origami. This video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step overview of how to make an impressive 3D chicken using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, and to get started making your own paper hen sculpture, watch this arts-and-crafts guide.

How To: Origami a paper kettle

Review these guidelines to fold a traditional origami kettle. This little origami kettle can't hold water, but it is a very cute construction. When finished folding, you need to blow up the paper kettle and it will stand on it's own as a pretty decoration for any kitchen.

How To: Make a simple paper star with kirigami

This video is about making a kirigami simple star. The materials required are two sided piece of paper, a scale and a cutter knife. Fold the piece of paper in half to form a rectangle. Now fold the upper and lower half of one end to form triangle. Make sure when you fold the paper it is in a clean line and the unfold the paper. The paper will have a square with four triangles in it. Now bring the other end of the paper such that it fits into one of the triangles of the square. Now fold the pa...

How To: Make a modular origami fox

This is a video tutorial in the Arts & Crafts category where you are going to learn how to make a modular origami fox. First you make a lot of triangles of yellow, white and one black color. Join two yellow triangles as shown in the video to make a unit. Make 18 units and combine them in to a circle. Next you add another level but with 3 white pieces. Now add 4 white pieces on the 3 whites. Then you add 5 whites on the 4, 4 whites on the 5 and 3 whites on the 4. Fill up the body with yellow p...

Money Origami, Flower Edition: 10 Different Ways to Fold a Dollar Bill into a Blossoming Bloom

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.

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: Origami a paper envelope without glue or tape

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 ...

How To: Fold Origami Christmas Decorations - Ornate Winter Snowflakes

Christmas decorations aren't cheap. From outdoor lighting to fir trees, decorating for the holidays can break the bank. That's where ingenuity comes into play, like hacking battery-operated Christmas lights, modifying lighting patterns and building Christmas tree ornaments from LEGOs. But there's even a simpler solution to cheaper Christmas decorations— origami.

How To: Make a Paper Plane That Flies Far | Super Arrow

Super Arrow - an awesome paper plane that can flies far. GUARANTEED!!! This week, I'm gonna show you how to make another cool paper plane that can travel FAST and FAR. Just follow the instructions and do not forget to subscribe for more awesome paper planes. I will post new models every week so stay tuned.

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: Make an origami birthday pop-up card

Enchant that special birthday boy or girl with a unique origami birthday pop-up card by following this well produced instructional video. 1. All you need is a two sided square piece of colorful wrapping paper to create your origami birthday pop-up card. As long as your paper is square, the finished card can be any size you wish. 2. Make a series of simple sharp folds on both sides, carefully following the video instructions. Pay particular attention to the final intricate folds which create t...

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