Hot Origami How-Tos

How To: Fold an origami pencil cup or holder

This art and crafts tutorial video shows how to make a pencil cup or holder using origami. Watch this video and learn how to make a pencil, pen holder using just a piece of ordinary paper. This is a great instructional video and the presenter in the shows the procedure in a very detailed and step-wise manner.

How To: Fold a six pointed star from rectangular paper

This origami tutorial will show you how to fold a six pointed star out of a regular piece of 8 1/2" X 11" paper. There are verbal instructions in Japanese for those who will find it useful, but the step by step visuals are quite clear. To fold an origami six pointed star, one only needs a single piece of rectangular paper and a little patience.

How To: Make origami llamas

This is a video tutorial in the Arts & Crafts category where you are going to learn how to make origami llamas. Take a square sheet of paper and fold it in half. Open the fold and then fold each half further in halves. The sheet is now divided in to 4 parts. Next fold the outer flaps inwards so that they meet at the center. Flip the folded sheet and fold it in half to make it a square size. Next you fold the top back over itself in a triangular shape. Open up the last fold and watch the video...

How To: Origami a pajarita (bird featured on PS3's Heavy Rain)

In the PlayStation 3 video game Heavy Rain: The Origami Killer, four protagonists are on the hunt for a serial killer who murders young boys and leave behind his calling card… an origami animal. One of those animals, and the one prominently displayed on the cover art and poster art for the game, is the pajarita. Pajarita in Spanish for little bird (or even just origami in general).

How To: Make an Origami Lotus Flower Out of Dollar Bills

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!

How To: Make a cube from folded paper with origami

With this guide, you'll learn how to make a simple paper cubes 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 colorful paper cubes from sonobe modules, watch this free origami lesson.

How To: Make a folded-paper cat with origami

Looking to add specimens to your paper menagerie? Make a folded-paper feline (neko) with origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions for making your own cats from a sheet of folded paper. For more information, and to get started making your own paper kittens, take a look!

How To: Make a 3D origami swan from 484 paper triangles

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to make a 3D origami swan from 484 paper triangles. For this you will have to cut up 16 sheets of paper in to small rectangles. One rectangle is 1/32 of an A4 sheet. Take a small rectangle, fold it in half lengthwise and again fold it the other way. Open up the last fold and fold the closed edges from the center down the centerline. Flip it over and fold in the lower corners of the extended pieces. Then fold the extended piece over the t...

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: 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 ballin' dollar bill elephant

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 an elephant with an eye.

How To: Origami a cube with one piece of paper

Check out this how-to video if you want to origami a cube with one piece of paper. Maybe you are an expert at origami or maybe you don't know the first thing about origami; either way, check out this fun, origami instructional video for mastering a cube with one piece of paper.

How To: Make an origami fox mask step by step

Ever since the weepy-nostalgic film "Where the Wild Things Are" came out, dressing up like your favorite friendly monster, especially for Halloween or birthday parties, has become extremely popular. If you're planning to have a costume birthday party for your little dude or girl, then prepare some pre-made masks for them by folding several of these fox masks.

How To: Fold Origami Bat-Winged Hearts for Valentine's Day

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.

How To: Fold Origami Christmas Decorations - Ornate Winter Snowflakes

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.

How To: Fold a basic paper airplane

In this tutorial, we learn how to fold a basic paper airplane. First, fold the paper in half and make a crease. Next, unfold it and then line the corners with the middle line you just made on one side of the paper. From here, you will fold the paper down until you reach as long as the crease can go. Next, take the point on the side and fold it an inch over next to the point. Then, repeat this on the other side, touching the other point in the middle. Now, take the tip and fold it over. From h...

How To: Make a paper rose with a paper towel

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a paper rose with a paper towel. First, roll one end to the other, then stick your finger inside one end and pinch the tip while twisting a few inches down. This will be your bud and your stem for the flower. Keep twisting down until you reach halfway to the end of the flower. Now, fold the loose piece on the bottom so it's parallel to the stem. Then, twist the leaf and wrap it around the bud. Then, shape the bud to the type of flower you want, then enjo...

How To: Craft a delicate origami tulip leaf

In our opinion, fake flowers are much better than the real things. While we're never going to turn down a handsome lad knocking at our door with a bursting bouquet of peonies in one hand and a box of chocolates in the other, fake flowers - in origami form - last far longer.