Hot Origami How-Tos

How To: Make a paper football with a 20$ bill

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a paper football with a $20 bill. First, take the bill and fold it in half length wise. Next, take the bill and fold one of the ends into a triangular shape. After this, fold the triangle over and keep doing this until you get to the end. When you reach the end, and tuck the flap on the end into the pocket you created. After this, you can hold the bill up with your fingers, and flick it with your other fingers. You can use any type of bill to make this, ...

How To: Make an origami sword

This video shows you how to make an origami sword out of a blank sheet of white paper. Very simply, you can make a folded paper sword in about 2 minutes. This origami technique is good for beginners.

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: Make a crane from a folded sheet of computer paper

Down on your luck? Drowning in printer paper? This video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step overview of how to make a lucky paper crane or swan using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, and to get started making your own paper birds, watch this arts-and-crafts guide.

How To: Make a cute origami elephant for beginners

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.

How To: Make a paper origami rocket ship

This tutorial will show you how to make a rocket ship using the ancient Japanese art form of origami. It's a rather complicated process for beginners, and it's a good idea to work your way up to this project by first making origami shapes that involve similar folds, such as the crane and the water balloon. But once you've mastered the steps in this tutorial, you'll be able to make a very unusual and distinctive origami design.

How To: Fold a five intersecting tetrahedra dodecahedron

This is an instructional video on how to fold a five intersecting tetrahedra dodecahedron, or more simply, call it a spiky ball. All you'll need for this modular origami project is ten sheets of paper in five colors and a lot of patience. Watch this video origami tutorial and learn how to make a modular origami tetrahedra dodecahedron spiky ball. Have fun and try not to get too frustrated!

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: 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: Make a paper ninja throwing star

Learn how to make a throwing star out of paper. This video demonstrates how to make the popular paper shuriken. Ninja stars are fun, simple projects. Directions are easy, may take a little practice. Remember never throw this shuriken at people or animals.

How To: Origami a party hat Japanese style

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

How To: Fold a fun origami treasure chest

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.

How To: Fold Beautiful Origami Hearts Using Real Dollar Bills or Any Other Paper Money

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...

How To: Origami dollar bill shirts and pants

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 dollar bill tutorial to learn how to fold a shirt and pants.

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: Make a paper dress with origami

Dress your paper dolls in the finest. With this guide, you'll learn how to make a miniature paper dress from a folded sheet of 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 doll-sized paper gowns, watch this free origami lesson.

How To: Fold an origami phoenix

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.

How To: Fold a letter into a cute heart

Want to give a special someone your heart (and get rid of junk mail in the process)? Make a paper heart using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions on how to make your own paper hearts from a folded letter . For more information, and to get started making paper hearts yourself, take a look!

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.