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.
Looking to add specimens to your paper menagerie? Make a classic-style folded paper crane with origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions for making your own cranes from a sheet of folded paper. For more information, and to get started making your own paper birds, 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.
In this video, Jewellia describes how to create a 3 dimensional origami teddy bear. First, she lists the materials needed and the quantities necessary. She then begins the actual process of building the teddy bear, which is broken into steps. Step 1 is "creating the base". You will create 18 "pairs" out of origami paper which you then put small blue origami triangles on top. It looks circular. She then demonstrates how to repeat this circular pattern of triangles upward until you have a cylin...
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 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:
Origami Rabbit Choose your paper. Recommended Paper
In this great dollar bill origami tutorial from Orikane, you learn how to make a fantastic dollar bill origami dog inspired by Tien Nguyen.
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.
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?
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 four-leaf clover for St. Patrick's Day.
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...
In this video, Ngai Chun Cheung demonstrates how to make an origami suit jacket. He begins by folding a right triangle and tearing off the excess to make a perfect square. He folds it on both diagonals, then folds the four corners into the center. He turns the paper over and folds all four corners into the center again. Then he turns it over and again folds all four corners into the center. He turns it over and opens the four corners partially and folds them flat to make rectangles on all fou...
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.
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.
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.
This tough origami gorilla would totally kick King Kong's ass in a one-on-one match-up. Or at least we think so. With a broad, intimidating body and a strong, confident scowl on his face, this gorilla is not one to be messed with.
Learn how to make an origami camera. Use a large square of paper to make your origami camera.
The demonstrator used a picture of a real panda to make the motif for this origami creature.
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, ...
The first and most basic tenet of origami is creating shapes using a single piece of paper. However, when it comes to modular origami, which is complex and multi-sided, this rule becomes a little more lenient. It's actually rather common in modular origamit o see magic cubes or 36-sided stars being assembled from multiple pieces of paper.
Interested in adding a fantastical specimen to your paper menagerie? You're in luck. This free video tutorial presents a thorough, step-by-step guide on how to make a 3D dragon from folded paper using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, and to get started making your own three-dimensional paper dragons, watch this helpful tutorial.
First, you will need this tutorial video to learn how to make the modules for this 3D origami project: http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-build-origami-modules-for-3d-origami-272338/
With a few variations, you can turn this rabbit into a fox or a cat as well. This tutorial shows you how to take a dollar bill and use a few simple origami techniques to turn the bill into a rabbit. This is a simple technique you can use to make a gift for a small child, or include as part of a gift. You can add eyes as well if you want, though traditional origami does not use eyes.
Bored with boxes? No longer content with cranes? With this advanced guide, you'll learn how to make a modular paper peacock sculpture 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 birds, watch this free origami lesson.
Alas, you have hit the mother of origami projects, the one project from which all others originate and from which all origami folders begin their journey to paper tweaking bliss.
Fold an origami polar bear. Origami Club in English is a free origami information site, with origami animations and origami diagrams.
Learn the simplest way to make your own amazing 3D Planet. I'll show you how to make a 3D origami planet out of square paper.
Origami Flamingo by Joost Langeveld. Origami! Fun pastime & skilled craft. Watch this an origami flamingo. the With origami, practice makes perfect. So practice those origami folds and you will have a beautiful flamingo.
Aspiring ninjas, come hither! In this video, learn how to fold a sharp origami ninja star with paper and your folding skills! Get step-by-step instructions on how to fold this super ninja weapon out of paper in this free video.
These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a paper sea bear Japanese style. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own paper sea bear. 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 sea bear Japanese style.
Let's get one thing out of the way first: Yes, you can in fact drink from this wee paper origami cup. As long as you use wax-coated paper you'll be fine. Just know that this origami paper cup isn't intended to be used multiple times!
Bunny rabbits don't only have to be reserved for Easter. In fact, bunnies are pretty darn cute all year round. While real bunnies, with their fuzzy fur and floppy ears, are the most cuddly and endearing, for those who can't raise one in their homes, this origami bunny is the next best thing.
If you want to know how to make a paper football easily, you should watch this. Things you'll need: paper, scissors. 1. Fold the paper vertically. 2. Fold little triangles starting at the bottom and working your way to the top. 3. When you get to the top, tuck the extra paper into the little pocket of the triangle 4. Flatten out the football. After following these simple steps, your football is now complete. You can now play paper football with your buddy.
Make an origami rose for your love on Valentine's Day. This easy to follow video shows you how with romantic piano music to calm you while doing it! Start with a piece of red paper then make the initial guide line folds. You then start by folding in the corners then making more guide folds. Then the edges get folded in as you slowly start to see the flower develop. Then, you make a fold in the center and start to work your way around as the flower takes shape. A twist starts at the center the...
This clip shows you how to make a bear cub. If origami animals are your passion, you can make a bear cub using 2 pieces of paper after watching this video.
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.
Learn how to make an easy origami dragon A4 instructions. Design, video tutorial and diagram by Ventsislav Vasilev (Origamite) http://goo.gl/LQAXuD
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.
this tutorial explains how to make a traditional origami lily from one sheet of paper. No cuts, no glue needed. You'll Need