Hot Origami How-Tos

How To: Use toilet paper to make a paper rose

This short video will show you how you can make a rose just by using toilet paper. Cut out a piece of toilet paper and fold it around your finger. Make out the rose bud by leaving the top part and turning the toilet paper around several times tightly to form the stem of your paper rose. Arrange the petals of the rose by opening them up to make it similar to a real rose bud. Open up the lower part of the toilet paper in the form of a skirt. Fold it up towards the bud part and fold tightly to f...

How To: Make a Three Dollar Origami Flower

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.

How To: Make a Yoshimoto cube

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...

How To: Origami a tree

Watch this instructional origami video to fold your own origami tree. These visual guidelines will help you through some of the more difficult folds. This origami tree is an evergreen. As suggested in the video, it is possible to fold many of these paper trees to grow a slightly ironic paper forest.

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 straw lucky stars

Now you can literally count your lucky stars. Take a gander at this origami video to learn how to fold cute origami straw lucky stars. They're beautiful and adorable on their own, though they can be made quickly in large quanities to put into a pretty jar as a gift for a friend.

How To: Fold an origami butterfly with a dollar bill

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.

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: Origami a mini 3D peacock with a fanned tail

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 mini 3D peacock with a fanned tail. 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 miniature 3D peacock with a fanned tail with these origami instructions.

How To: Making a Triangle Box Part I

This video origami tutorial shows how to make a triangular box from one piece of paper. It can hold small gifts and goodies, and can easily be decorated and embellished to suit the purpose. Follow along with the step-by-step instructions in these video origami lessons, and fold an easy gift or storage box. All you'll need is paper, ribbon, a piercing tool, scissors, a brad, a paper clip, and a scoring tool.

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: 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: Origami a swan using hundreds of paper triangles

This video shows how to make an origami swan using 471 paper triangles. Your loved one will appreciate this gift because you put in a tremendous amount of effort, dedication and patience required for origami, but its easy to assemble and the only money you will spend is cost of 15 paper sheets. Good luck!

How To: Fold a star from a drinking straw

This video will teach you hot to fold a star from a drinking straw. These stars are great as gifts! They can be stored in a glass or see-through jar. Each star represents a little bit of your feelings. Countless stars represent enormous love!

How To: Fold an origami orchid

Learn how to make an origami "orchid" by slightly altering an origami iris / lily flower. This origami video shows how to make what I call an orchid flower... really it's something I made by mistake when first learning to make an origami lily / iris. You'll need to start from the frog base.

How To: Origami a Four-Leaf Clover with a Few Dollar Bills

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.

How To: Create an extreme origami 3D human head sculpture

In this extreme origami video tutorial, brought to you by New Theatron, you'll see how you can create an extreme origami 3D human head sculpture. You'll see exactly how to sculpt an awesome, one-of-a-kind, extreme origami 3-D human or humanoid head for a stop motion, animation film, for art reference, or for just good clean origami sculpting fun.

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: Fold a tetrahedron with modular origami

This video origami tutorial shows how to use the traditional Japanese art of paper folding to make shapes; in this case, a tetrahedron. Modular origami differs from basic origami in that it requires multiple sheets of paper. This method of folding a tetrahedron calls for four pieces of square paper. Learn how to fold an origami tetrahedron by watching this instructional video.

How To: Origami a boat and sailor hat

Have you always wanted to be the captain of your own ship? Make that dream come true by following along with these simple steps; they'll make everything you need. Watch this video origami tutorial and learn how to origami not just a paper but, but the absolutely essential sailor captain's hat.

How To: Make a paper football that flies well

This video tutorial is in the Arts & Crafts category which will show you how to make a paper football that flies well. For this you will need a piece of paper. Fold it half way along the longer side. Open it up, flip it over and fold it again. Now tear it along the fold. Now fold it again in half along the longer side. Then take a corner that is away from the seam and fold it back along the other edge of the fold to make a triangle. Now fold the triangle back over the sheet. Keep repeating th...

How To: Make an origami hanging crane ornament

This video guide will help you to fold your own hanging origami crane ornaments to hang on a Christmas tree or in your windows. Perfect for beginners. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as well as to get started making your own folded-paper crane ornaments, watch this free origami lesson.

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