Hot Origami How-Tos

How To: Make an origami Kusudama Venus

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to make an origami Kusudama Venus. For this project, you need square sheets of paper of different colors. First you fold a sheet diagonally across to form a triangle. Then fold it again to form a smaller triangle. Open up one triangle and fold it in to a square. Repeat this step with the other triangle also. Now the paper folded in to a square; ¼ the original size. Holding one square flat on the table, lift up the other and squeeze it d...

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 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 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: Make a Revealing Flower

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:

How To: Origami a pineapple Japanese style

These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a paper pineapple Japanese style. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own paper pineapple. 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 pineapple Japanese style.

How To: Origami a dollar bill giraffe

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 dollar bill giraffe.

How To: Origami a 3D panda bear

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.

How To: Origami a 3D turtle

See how to origami a 3D turtle. Try your hands at a little three-dimensional origami, a different approach to traditional Japanese origami, which is the art of paper folding. 3D origami is a little tougher though, because you're creating modular pieces that fit together to create a whole... a whole 3D turtle.

How To: Make a 3D origami chicken

Grow your paper menagerie as well as your knowledge of origami. This video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step overview of how to make an impressive 3D chicken using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, and to get started making your own paper hen sculpture, watch this arts-and-crafts guide.

How To: Origami the letter "M" Japanese style easily

These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a the letter "M". Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own "M". 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 "M" Japanese style easily.

How To: Make an origami crab for intermediate students

Summer is quickly coming to an end (oh no!), so bask in your last few glory days of sleeping in and playing all day by, well, sleeping in and playing all day. But you should also consider making this adorable sea crab, a sort of testament, if you will, to the summer months spent out by the sea.

How To: Origami a hermit crab Japanese style

These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a paper hermit crab Japanese style. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own paper hermit crab. 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 hermit crab Japanese style.

How To: Origami a crab Japanese style

These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a paper crab Japanese style. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own paper crab. 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 crab Japanese style.

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: 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: Fold a Magic Rose Cube—A Flower in a Box Origami Puzzle

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.

How To: Make your own origami magic ball

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...

How To: Create a tetrahedra origami with five intersections

Origami purists will argue that all origami creations, no matter how complex, should be folded from one single sheet of paper, but the rules were made to be broken, right? If you've already mastered the art of one-sheet origami projects like frogs and cranes, challenge yourself to this project: a tetrahedra composed of five intersecting pyramidal shapes.

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