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.
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?
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.
Take an A4 SIZED paper. The paper is A4 size and it should be an INSTRUCTION paper. The paper size should be maximum, so that it will fly. Twist the papers into halves. Thus 2 papers are formed using folding. Put the papers horizontally. Fold them into half. So the papers are TWO HALF sized papers. Fold each OF the 2 halves again into 2 FOLDS. So the paper is divided into 1/4 papers. So the paper is divided horizontally 4 times. A line DIVIDES the paper in THE MIDDLE. This is arranged in such...
With this guide, you'll learn how to make a small paper triambic isohedron from 30 folded sheets of square paper using 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 colorful paper icosahedrons, watch this free origami lesson.
Learn how to make an easy origami dragon A4 instructions. Design, video tutorial and diagram by Ventsislav Vasilev (Origamite) http://goo.gl/LQAXuD
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.
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.
Once you have mastered how to fold an origami crane, you are ready to try the phoenix. A phoenix is a mystical bird that rises from the ashes and is very powerful. They are a great inspiration to have around you. Check out this tutorial for a step by step on folding your own origami phoenix bird and feel inspired.
Want to test your origami-making skills? This video shows you how to make an origami steamboat icosahedron, a 20-faced star that'll put your origami cranes and origami flowers to shame. This pinwheel-inspired shape resembles modules by Tomoko Fuse.
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...
This is one not so easy origami paper rose model. Difficulty: Advanced
Here's a good tutorial for those who are looking for some easy origami projects. Starting with a water bomb base, this tutorial shows you how to make a four pointed star you can use to decorate binders, scrapbooks or even Christmas trees.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to make an Origami flower ball. Welcome to our Origami and Quilling for beginners series :) In this videos we use Paper Art to do some cool things that you can sell them, give them like a gift and more :)Enjoy!
If you've ever read the "Harry Potter" series before than you know that the phoenix symbolizes rebirth and rejuvenation. They've been positive beacons for ages, so why not see the glass half full by making your own mini phoenix?
Learn how to make a paper gift box by following the steps in this video tutorial. The first series of steps shows you how to make the lid. Take an 11" by 8.5" piece of paper. You can use whatever color you want. Fold one corner toward the opposite end creating a triangular shape. Trim the remaining rectangular shape. Unfold the piece of paper and create another fold in the opposite direction. Take a marker to mark the center and bring all four corner to that dot. You will create an additional...
These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a folding paper butterfly Japanese style. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own flapping paper butterfly. 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 flapping butterfly Japanese style.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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...
Ah, this dinosaur origami project takes us back to the good old days, when Power Rangers was the bomb and all the girls wanted to be pink ranger kelly with her skirted pink costume and pink pterodactyl robot thingy.
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.
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...
Make a heart for your love for the Valentine's Day! Difficulty: easy. WHAT YOU NEED:
Video: . Learn how to make a paper modular origami magic rose cube instructions.
If you're like us, you always begged your parents to let you get a parrot (What? They make you look like a pirate when perched on your shoulder), but they never consented because of the noise factor.
In this tutorial, I'm gonna show you how to make another amazing paper plane that can fly really far. GUARANTEED.
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 ...
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...
this tutorial explains how to make a traditional origami lily from one sheet of paper. No cuts, no glue needed. You'll Need
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.
Is your best friend's baby shower speedily approaching and your mind out of ideas for a cute and cheap way to decorate the party? Then you've come to the right place. These tiny blue origami elephants would make great pieces of decor as centerpieces on the dining room table and placed on counters around the house to emphasize the baby theme.
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.
Fold your own gift boxes with this tutorial on how to origami a collapsible box. Traditionally known as a water dish or orisue, this box is a cute way to box up small presents like earrings and necklaces.
In this tutorial, I'm gonna show you how to make another amazing paper plane that can glide and stay in the air for really long time.