We've all attempted to fold a paper airplane before, right? One we hoped would sail majestically through the air for a good while but just ended up nose-diving into the grass. Paper planes, an invention likely as old as paper, are models of engineering; and they must account for the same dynamics as real planes, from drag force to stability to weight. So what is the perfect design?
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.
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.
Hone your origami folding skills - as well as craft a pirate-chic treasure chest that can actually store your precious plunder - by checking out this origami video. Your finger dexterity will be challenged by the curved fold, an advanced origami fold that leaves the leagues of angular folds behind in the dust.
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 is a video tutorial in the Arts & Crafts category where you are going to learn how to fold a five-point paper barn star. You will need a square sheet of paper. Fold it in half to make a rectangle. Take the right folded corner and fold it up to the left edge of the rectangle. Place the corner about 1/3 from the top edge and fold the sheet. Next take the left corner and fold it over the edge you just folded. Finally take the flap on the right and fold it over to the opposite side. Now cut ...
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.
Learn how to make an easy origami dragon A4 instructions. Design, video tutorial and diagram by Ventsislav Vasilev (Origamite) http://goo.gl/LQAXuD
Origami is an art form, but origami using dollar bills? It takes this art form to a whole new level! In this three-part video tutorial, learn how to fold an F-18 Hornet fighter jet plane out of a dollar bill, origami-style.
What better way to express to your sweetheart what love is all about than by giving her an origami rose? Origami roses, unlike the real flowers, last forever (as long as you don't sit on them accidentally) and look beautiful when attached to stems and turned into a bouquet.
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.
This video series demonstrates how to fold the origami model "Maple Leaf". Jassu" Kyu-seok Oh designed. Jassu kindly gave me permission to make this video accessible to you.
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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.
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.
This video series demonstrates how to fold the origami model "Scorpion" that Robert J. Lang designed. Robert kindly gave me permission to make this video accessible to you. It is a complex design, so only experienced folders should attempt it.
This video shows a demonstration of how to make crepe paper rosettes. The materials used are four strips of paper, two small paper circles, and double sided tape. First put double sided tape on one of the circles and trim the edges. Put a corner of one strip of paper onto the sticky edge of the circle. Fold and crease the paper as you go around paper circle, forming fan-like folds in the crepe paper. Put a tiny piece of double sided tape to hold the end. Trim the edges with scissor to make a ...
In this how to video you will learn how to origami a vagina. What better way to honor your lady than to make her a paper replica of her vagina.
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Want to hone your origami folding skills but don't want to go through the monetary trouble of purchasing (sometimes pricey) origami paper? Then worry not; simply watch this easy origami tutorial to learn how to fold a basic cube using a single dollar bill (which we hope you have at least one of).
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.
Drugstore valentines? Pssh, why would you want to get the same cards every other kid is passing around on Valentine's Day when you can make your own?
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...
Hearts are fairly easy to cut out of paper, but origami hearts take a little more work, and that means more appreciation from their recipient. Even better, flying origami hearts. What better way to tell your loved one you care on Valentine's Day than with some bat-winged hearts? It'll send them into cardiac arrest just knowing how much effort you put into making your love known.
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.
Check out this video for stop-motion instruction on how to make The Prison Break Origami Swan.
Love soda pop? Then you'll certainly have a good time folding this easy/intermediate origami soda pop bottle. It's the perfect conversation piece to add to your tabletop and can be crafted within a matter of minutes.
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).
Looking to add a rare and exotic specimen to your paper garden? Make a paper cherry blossom (or sakura) using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions on how to make your own cherry blossoms from folded paper. For more information, and to get started making paper flowers yourself, take a look!
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.
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.
Valentine's Day is a beautiful day associated with true love. Surprise your loved one or friend and show you care with this mini Valentines card with origami heart. You need not more than 10 minutes to make the card. First You Need to Make an Origami Heart
We know it's not quite summer yet (in fact, we've got a LONG ways to go until sunny skies and beachcombing become facts of life).
If you're into folding origami paper flowers, then this is a must-have addition. You can't just fold the flower portion and expect it to be done!
If you are interested in making something cool from scratch using paper, then next tutorial should help. this video is showing you how to make an easy cool looking origami ball from scratch. It's easy to follow and can be used for a bunch of different reasons, including playing various games with your friends. So good luck, pay attention, and enjoy!
In this tutorial, I'm gonna show you how to make another amazing paper plane that can fly really far. GUARANTEED.
Learn how to make Modular Origami Icosahedron from 30 sonobe units. What do you need: 30 square pieces of paper with size 9cm x 9cm.
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!
We never thought it was even possible to fold a hedgehog out of paper. After all, a hedgehog is very round in shape and has spikes that jut out all over its body, making it hard to translate into paper.
At its core, Valentine's Day is about love, the act of loving, and harmony. So it only makes sense to give your amor a heart-shaped token of your affection this Valentine's Day.