Origami seems super complicated if you're just starting out. After all, with projects like 30-sided modular spheres and magic cubes, it's easy to find your beginner level crane a bit pathetic. But you don't have to keep folding lucky stars and boring cranes to get better at o ...more
Complicated Origami Pegasus
In this video, we'll learn how to make a little dragon using the ancient Japanese art of origami. This is rather complicated projected for beginners to attempt, but if you've already made origami cranes and other relatively simply shapes, this is a good project to take your sk ...more
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 th ...more
Love roses and complicated craft projects? Make a beautiful decorative paper rose using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. This 26-minute free origami video lesson presents complete instructions on how to make your own roses from folded paper. For mor ...more
This tutorial will show you how to make origami cranes, one of the most popular and elegant origami shapes. The folds are a little complicated for beginners to learn, but once you've completed one, the next will be much easier. An ancient Japanese legend says that if you fold ...more
Involving thousands of intricate folds, tucks, and nips, origami patterns perplex even the most experienced of L.A. plastic surgeons. Luckily, this video shows you how to make a complicated-looking rose in a few folds and in less than ten minutes. Origami roses are perfect fo ...more
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 ...more
This video provides instruction on how to make "buckyballs" (dodecahedron, truncated icosahedron) from "PHiZZ" units. It looks complicated but it is really easy to make. You can fold it from standard square memo pads and do something else at the same time as these PHiZZ units ...more
A nice complicated modular origami by Mio Tsugawa ( http://puupuu.ojaru.jp). Made from 30 modular origami units, I made 10 green and 20 yellow to make a "stripe" on the ball.
Learn how to make an origami chrysanthemum. This project is complicated, so it may be too difficult beginners to make an origami chrysanthemum. Diagram: http://www.origamee.net/diagrams/ChrysanthemumLeroy.pdf
Learn how to make an origami kabuto samurai helmet. Though complicated, the project is not too difficult, so intermediates and maybe even beginners who pay close attention can make the origami kabuto samurai helmet.
You don't need to be able to create crazy 100-side modular spheres to make beautiful origami projects. In fact, a great portion of the more popular origami projects are on the easier side (good news for sausagefingers like us). Check out this origami tutorial for beginners to ...more
Learn how to make this origami cherry blossom Ku-Kusudama. This is a very lengthy, complicated project, so it's probably not a good one for beginners.
Modular origami is a technique that can be used to build some pretty interesting and impressive models of mathematical objects. In modular origami, you combine multiple units folded from single pieces of paper into more complicated forms. The Sonobe unit is a simple example un ...more
Another origami by Jeremy Shafer, this one is known as the venus flytrap or space monster. It’s a complicated action model paper design, and when pulled from the “leafs” or tentacles, it opens its mouth! Learn how to fold this design by watching the video!
As the procedure is lengthy and a bit complicated, this is the first in the two part series that explains the method of creating a paper rose cube. All you require are 6 pieces of square paper. Three of which should be colored rose colored (pink) whereas the other three shoul ...more
Have you ever wanted to just flap your wings and fly away? Well, here's your chance to flap your wings—the flying away part is a little more complicated.
WonderHowTo has seen its fair share of dragon-related projects, from dragon wings, to dragon kites, to less-complicated origami dragons, but we've yet to see anything quite like this. Radio-control plane builder Richard Hamel built this incredible seven-foot-long, fire-breathi ...more
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 p ...more
One of the most popular and basic origami geometric shapes is the "water bomb," which is a simple inflated cube. With a few extra folds and only a minor shift in approach, a more complex geometric shape can be achieved. This 24-faced, 3-dimensional object is formed using 8 id ...more
Christmas is just a few days away, which means everyone is out shopping for last minute gifts. But wait— you still need some Christmas cards! The stores are going to be packed and Hallmark's going to have huge lines— so now what? Luckily, WonderHowTo has some great videos to ...more
In this video you will learn how to create an Origami Swan. This is your basic how to video. There is no audio. The viewer will have the chance to watch every step in the process of folding the swan. The demonstrator makes the swan very slowly so the person watching can follow ...more
This is how my version of an origami Christmas tree turned out based on the instructions I posted awhile back. Cory also made a version from white glossy paper, which looks great. I opted for the green and brown look, but it wasn't easy. I tried making a really small version ...more
It's another Monday, which means it's once again time to highlight some of the recent community submissions posted to the Math Craft corkboard. Additionally, I thought we'd take a look at the process of stellation and make some stellated polyhedra out of paper.Rachel Mansur of ...more
Math Craft admin Cory Poole provided quite a few recipes for sonobe models in his blog, and I followed one to make the pentakis dodecahedron here. I wasn't that happy with my first result because the colours kept on coming out wrong—i.e. two of the same colour next to each ot ...more
Math Craft admin Cory Poole posted instructions on How to Make a Cube, Octahedron & Icosahedron from Sonobe Units, plus some great complex models in his article, How to Make a Truncated Icosahedron, Pentakis Dodecahedron & More. These models use the standard sonobe unit and a ...more
Cell phones — particularly smartphones — are inherently bad for privacy. You've basically got a tracking device in your pocket, pinging off cell towers and locking onto GPS satellites. All the while, the handset's data connection ensures that tracking cookies, advertising IDs, ...more