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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 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: 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 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: 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: Fold an origami army tank with one sheet of paper

Looking for a tough-guy (or tough-girl) craft project? You're in luck. With this guide, you'll learn how to make a paper army tank 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 panzers, watch this free origami lesson.

How To: Make a pocket mod or mini-book from a piece of paper

"How to make anything" is going to show you how to create a pocket mod, which is very handy and more elegant then just tearing a sheet of paper and stuffing it into your pocket. This demonstration is going to show you how to create the pocket mod using a regular piece of blank white paper. First, you want to fold the piece of paper "hamburger" style, and then fold each flap back towards the crease. Fold the paper again in half the "hamburger" way and unfold the paper so there's a ridge in the...

How To: Fold a tiny origami giraffe from a dollar bill

We all have a favorite animal, right? While most of us like conventional animals like dogs and cute pandas, others like more exotic, safari-esque animals like giraffes. If you know a giraffe lover, check out this video to learn how to give him/her the perfect "just because" gift - an origami giraffe.

How To: Make a paper napkin flower

With this artsy, craftsy how-to, you'll learn how to make flowers with paper napkins and a pair of scissors. Pretty. And pretty cool! For a detailed, step-by-step look at the process, watch this free video tutorial!

How To: Make a boomerang paper airplane

The first step to create a boomerang paper airplane is to take a square piece of paper and measure to make sure it is a perfect square. You must then fold all of the corners of the cut of paper into the middle and then fold in half. The wings must then be folded down on the two chosen side. The final step is to fold the wings up to give the crease and cut of paper it's boomerang like shape. The video ends with examples of the type of flight that can be expected from a boomerang shaped paper a...

How To: Fold an origami jewelry box

Looking for a unique and inexpensive place to store your small possessions? In this two part tutorial, learn how to fold an origami jewelry box. All you need is paper and your fingers. This is a very cool origami project that is fun and easy to learn.

How To: Make an origami boomerang

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...

How To: Fold an origami 3D man wearing a tuxedo

Okay, so you can probably tell by the picture of this project alone that it isn't for origami beginners. That being said, if you feel you are a true origami folding, finger aerobatic champion, then check out this video to learn how to fold a complex 3D man wearing a ruffled tuxedo.

How To: Make a moving paper butterfly toy with origami

Looking to add specimens to your paper menagerie? With this guide, you'll learn how to make a moving paper butterfly toy from a folded sheet 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 butterflies, watch this free origami lesson.

How To: Origami a Japanese paper sweater or jumper

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

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