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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
Love isn't all butterflies and roses. In fact, most of the time it kind of sucks, and you may even get your heart broken. Made from white a red paper, it evokes the beauty - and sometimes pain - of love.
This video demonstrates how to fold the origami model "Hydrangea" that Shuzo Fujimoto designed. Shuzo kindly gave me permission to make this video accessible to you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 origami tutorial shows how to fold any piece of paper into a 7-pointed shuriken, or Japanese ninja star. Every good ninja should know how to make their own shuriken. Follow along with this instructional video and learn how to fold your own 7-pointed shuriken ninja star.
Feeling crabby doesn't always have to be a bad thing. In fact, if you're an origami artist sometimes feeling crabby simply means you're in the mood for folding some teeny crabs! Crabs are a great project for summer and also take minimal effort and expertise to fold.
This origami video tutorial is not for beginners. It's for 3D'ers. Those who fancy the 3D origami sculptures, then watch to see how to origami a 3D Earth globe.
You're going to need a little money to make this pointed origami star, but not that much, unless you Mr. Moneybags or something. To keep this cheap, you can use dollar bills — five of them, which means five dollars. You can use five dollar bills, but that would mean you'd have a twenty-five dollar paper star, and unless you plan on selling it for fifty, you might just want to use some fake bills. Anything that is rectangular in shape will do. You can make a 5-pointed star or upgrade to the 6-...
With 12 of these units you can origami an octahedron or with 30 you can origami an icosahedron like this. This is modular origami.
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 camel with a dollar bill.
An ajisai flower is the Japanese term for a hydrangea, a flowering plant which is native to eastern Asia and North and South America. These softly colored shrubs are the inspiration behind Fast Origami's tutorial for making an origami ajisai flower.
Ngai Chun Cheung demonstrates classic origami models. How to fold an origami turtle.
Watch this two part instructional origami video to fold an origami baby bird. You only need one piece of origami paper to complete this origami project. When completed, this cute origami baby bird can stand on its own.
Origami is an activity which brings life to paper and can be enjoyed by both adults and children alike. In this video, Ngai Chun Cheung demonstrates how to make a mobile phone stand using origami. He begins by folding a rectangular piece of paper at the center lengthwise. Next, he folds the outer open sides to touch the folded edge on one side, which forms a triangle. Then he flips the long rectangular side to form another triangle next to the first one. The paper is opened out and folded alo...
Romance and ribbon go hand in hand. This video can teach you how to fold ribbon into your very own rose.
These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a the letter "C". Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own "C". 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 the letter "C" Japanese style easily.
These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a paper six point star Japanese style. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own paper six point star. 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 six point star Japanese style.
This short animated tutorial will show you how to assemble an origami heart that even the clumsiest butterfingers among us can perfect. Since Valentine's Day is coming up, you best hone your skills at this heart so you can give a few to your amor.
Learn how to make an origami heart card. Perfect for valentines day.
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
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This tutorial video will show you how to make a dollar bill origami fighter jet. Very easy steps! Learn how to fold this simple origami model. All you need is a dollar and some origami skills.
Looking to add specimens to your paper garden? Make a paper lotus flower from dollar bills using origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions for making your own dollar-bill lotus flowers from folded paper. Now, let's get our monigami on!
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.
The process of making man - whether you believe we were brought here magically at the whims of an intelligent maker or we evolved slowly from apes over millions of years - was agreeably complex and arduous. Cut the crap and make your own species of miniature humans in a zillionth of the time by watching this video by Jo Nakashima.
A paper plane that can fly over 100 feet? This is what you're looking for. This week, I'm gonna show you another great origami paper plane that will fly really far and straight if you fold it right.
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.
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 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!
This dolphin may not be able to swim and jump around magnificently out of water and back in again, but it is very cute and a great way to hone your origami folding skills.