When you think of origami, you probably imagine very abstract, geometric interpretations of real-life animals and plant life, and sometimes even people and architectural monuments. But origami need not be abstract, nor does it need to be angular. Check out this origami foldin ...more
How to Make a Simple Origami Parrot
A pajarita is Spanish for a baby parrot. And while you may not be lucky enough to own one, you can certainly fold one! Take a gander at this origami folding tutorial to learn how to fold this amazingly easy pajarita. paper: 15cm x 15cm
You'd never be able to catch a real hummingbird and keep it as a flitting, beautiful pet, but you certainly can call this origami hummingbird your own. Take a gander at this origami tutorial to learn how to fold a simple origami hummingbird that you can make quickly in bunche ...more
When you muse on the topic of origami, you're probably imagining some pretty advanced stuff that sends your head - if not your fingers - for a spin. Modular dodecahedrons (what?) and magic squares, done by the more advanced origami artist, make the art seem too difficult for c ...more
If you love boats but hate the open waters, the best thing you could probably do is get over your fear, or… grab some paper and make an origami sailboat. You won't need to take your feet off land with this kind of boat, unless you're jumping for joy after successful completion ...more
Want to hone your origami folding skills but don't want to go through the monetary trouble of purchasing (sometimes pricey) origami paper? Then worry not; simply watch this easy origami tutorial to learn how to fold a basic cube using a single dollar bill (which we hope you ha ...more
Does your heart go all aflutter for your sweetheart? Literalize what so many poets have, well, waxed poetic about by making this sweet origami beating heart. It's made so you can stick your fingers inside and actually make it "beat".
Before we realized that the world was round, there were lots of theories otherwise. One popular idea was that the world was flat, kind of like a box, and that you'd fall off if you walked to far to any one side. While we've clearly proven otherwise, this box-shaped globe is a ...more
Wear your heart on your sleeve - literally - by crafting this origami heart pin. Show some love for Cupid's holiday by creasing and folding your way to origami perfection. This heart pin can be used as a bookmark, and as a present it can be tucked into a book of romantic poet ...more
You've all seen an origami swan but Ngai Chun Cheung will demonstrate how to make an origami parrot in this how to video. He starts out with a plain old white piece of paper and then shows how to make each fold that needs to happen to make an origami parrot. By following the s ...more
Learn how to fold simple origami Kusudama with instruction by Ancella Simoes. Be sure to click on all 3 chapters for full instructions. Ancella Simoes is the author of the Origamiancy Blog and creator of all the Origamiancy origami tutorial videos on WonderHowTo. From Ancella ...more
You've probably seen a lot of impressive how-to videos - or simple "show off" videos - on how to fold crazy 100-sided modular origami sphere-like thingymabobs, but most of the time we're betting you're sitting there going, "huh?". All origami artists, even the most talented t ...more
Love to fold awesome origami designs? Then there's no better way to spend a holiday afternoon with a cup of hot chocolate and this easy and gorgeous Christmas craft. Take a look at this origami tutorial to learn how to build a simple origami Christmas wreath that's easy to ma ...more
Time to get your fold on people! This clear and concise how-to shows you what you need to do to create this simple, origami cat. A nice top down shot lets you see every bend and fold to make this paper cat come to life.
Are you sitting in class the last day before holiday break, simply dying over how long each minute is before that last bell rings and you get to head to Big Bear? Pass the time (though obviously do so discretely) by crafting these simple origami t-shirts. Each t-shirt is folde ...more
Add a fire-breathing behemoth to your paper-based bestiary. Make an easy, elegant paper dragon toy using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions on how to make your own dragons from folded paper ...more
This video shows us how to fold a simple origami swan. Here are the following steps: Step 1: First of all take a paper and then crease it diagonally and then open the crease and then fold the paper on the crease line so that a cone is obtained with a triangle on the top. Ste ...more
In this tutorial we learn how to make a simple origami paper football. First, grab a strip of paper of your choice of size. Then, fold the bottom over into a triangle shape. Then, fold this up where the last fold ended. Continue to fold up until you reach the top of the strip ...more
Are you practically handicapped when it comes to crafting or doing anything at all that requires hand-eye coordination? We hear ya. While we aren't the most coordinated ourselves, even we have been able to complete the simple origami project in this video. If you thought you ...more
Make your own paper cubes. With this guide, you'll learn how to make a simple paper cube 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 color ...more
This video tutorial shows how to fold a normal heart using Origami techniques and paper. Learn how to use the traditional Japanese art of origami to fold a simple heart.
This video shows us how to fold a simple origami heart. Firstly a piece of paper is taken and is cut in the form of a square and then it is folded into half to form a rectangle. Then it is properly creased and then using a knife it is cut into two halves. Then one of the piece ...more
Get into the Christmas spirit this holiday season by crafting! But don't worry - we're not talking about super complex and time-consuming crafts like crochet scarves or those fugly Christmas sweaters your grandma used to knit for you. Check out this video to learn how to fold ...more
Ivy leaves seem to be naturally suited to origami imitations, since they're delicate, angular, and are a lovely kelly green hue. So make Batman's nemisis Poison Ivy proud by learning how to fold this origami ivy leaf, which you can then attach to a vine for a full ivy garland ...more
You don't need a real football in your hand to have fun. In fact, all you need is a piece of paper, some instructions, and a good imagination to play a rough and tumble game. If it's a slow day at the office, follow these steps to turn a simple sheet of paper into an afternoo ...more
Now that spring is fastly approaching, you should ready your house with bunches of beautiful blooms. Until you can actually gather peonies and roses outside, check out this video tutorial to learn how to fold a bunch of lily of the valley blooms.
Ever since Katy Perry's "California Gurls" single came out, we've never looked at popsicles and baked goods in the same way again. Pay tribute to the unadulterated version of these summertime staples by folding this origami chocolate popsicle. It's amazingly lifelike and is ea ...more
Adorn your table top with azaleas this spring that'll last through the season, and perhaps for many more springs to come. While most flowers die within a week, these origami azaleas will stay ever beautiful year round. Check out this video to learn how to fold an origami azalea.
Butterflies are truly beautiful, delicate creatures. And while many people enjoy collecting them post mortem to stash like collectibles under glass, we personally find that a little creepy. Collect butterflies the non-gross way by crafting your own winged creatures. Take a ga ...more
Even today we still can't tell for sure of the loch ness monster existed - or exists. But if you find the myth fascinating, why not hone your origami skills while building your own mini loch ness monster at the same time? Take a gander at this origami tutorial to learn how to ...more
You know those pretty twinkle light covers you can buy at Urban Outfitters or Home Goods? You can actually make them cheaply - i.e., with almost no money involved - at home. Simply check out this origami video to learn how to fold an easy origami fairy lampshade light cover. ...more
Whether you want to admit it or not, children tend to derive the most joy from the holidays during their Christmas present opening feeding frenzy. But if you want to engage them in something other than, well, greed, this holiday season, teach them the joy of crafting by making ...more
Here's a good tutorial for those who are looking for some easy origami projects. Starting with a water bomb base, this tutorial shows you how to make a four pointed star you can use to decorate binders, scrapbooks or even Christmas trees.
Make a paper butterfly with origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions on how to make your own paper butterflies from folded paper. For more information, and to get started making paper butterflies ...more
Need a place to store your various origami projects? Learn to make the most utile of origami sculptures, the paper box. This video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step overview of how to make a paper box using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. ...more
Want to make a small box? Have a little time and paper to spare? Learn to make the most utile of origami sculptures, the paper box. This video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step overview of how to make a paper box using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of pap ...more
Looking to add specimens to your paper menagerie? Make a rabbit with origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions for making your own bunny from a sheet of folded paper. For more information, and to get s ...more
Have you finally completed the 1,000 cranes project, achieved luck, prosperity, and all that goodness, and are finally ready to move on already from folding the same crane day in and day out? Then consider this project a beautiful release. Simple and perfect for beginners (an ...more
Whatever happened to the mix tape? A few years back, there wasn't a better and more meaningful gift to give someone than a mix tape full of jams specially tailored to his/her tastes. But with MP3s and internet streaming being the most popular forms of music listening these day ...more
You know that big yellow book that's always sitting there in your closet collecting dust and sometimes acting as a nice door stopper? It's called a phone book. Yes, ladies and gents, there was a time when we flipped through pages to find a store's phone number rather than Goog ...more
Christmas will be here before you know it, which means weeks of festive parties, spending quality time with friends and family, and, if you're the crafty type, making presents and other favors for friends. This year, surprise your loved ones with a truly unique gift by making ...more
Honestly, we're getting a little tired of purchasing mass-produced cards. Not that we don't adore Papyrus, with its often handmade-like cards and pretty details, but more and more we're finding we enjoy gifting our friends and family something authentic for special occasions. ...more
Are you a big fan of origami but scared to try it out yourself for fear that your creations will turn out more like balled up pieces of paper than strong, sturdy shapes? We hear you. It's true that there's a lot of difficult origami projects out there (just the thought of mod ...more
Are you hosting an Asian-themed party soon and need an easy but impressive way to present your utensils (AKA chopsticks)? Then this is the perfect project for you. Using nothing but blue origami tissue paper, you'll learn how to fold an origami chopstick holder. The chopstick ...more
This tutorial teaches you how to fold an origami mouse with an ordinary sheet of paper. This model is suitable for beginners and children. Origami is great for small kids as the only material needed is paper, no scissors or glue that could do harm! Profile: Design: tradition ...more
Round out your paper menagerie with a fire-breathing behemoth. Make an easy, elegant paper dragon toy using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions on how to make your own dragons from folded pa ...more
Video: . A very easy way to make your own lily! Make as many as you want in any colour or pattern!
If you're like us, you always begged your parents to let you get a parrot (What? They make you look like a pirate when perched on your shoulder), but they never consented because of the noise factor. Now you can nab a parrot all your own by folding this origami macaw parrot. ...more
These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a paper monkey Japanese style. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own paper monkey. Use the start, stop, forward and back buttons to easily follow along. You can also speed up the instructi ...more
Forget Goldfish Crackers and the actual living, swimming ones. They both, one day, will disappear. The crackers will only last as long as your hunger, and the living goldfish will eventually die (or also last as long as your hunger— or your cat's hunger). But there's one goldf ...more
In this video, learn how to make the perfect pirate costume accessory: A parrot out of balloons! Make this balloon animal and wear it on your shoulder to complete that Pirates of the Caribbean look you were hoping for. Your Balloon Man, Mr. Fudge, is full of balloon tricks! Be ...more
This parrot is folded in just a few minutes. Origami! Fun pastime & skilled craft. Watch this origami how to video to learn how to fold an origami parrot. With origami, practice makes perfect. So practice those origami folds and you will have a beautiful parrot. On www.joostla ...more
Ngai Chun Cheung demonstrates classic origami models. How to fold an origami simple boat. Origami is the traditional Chinese and Japanese art of paper folding. The goal of this art is to create a representation of an object using geometric folds and crease patterns preferabl ...more
This video shows how to fold a simple origami butterfly. It's a great model for beginners.
Learn how to fold an origami camel. All you need is a piece of paper. Follow along with this origami demonstration, the process is fairly simple. And the result is pretty impressive! Fold an origami camel.
How to fold an Origami Camera. No, it doesn't take pictures.
Ngai Chun Cheung demonstrates classic origami models. How to fold an origami turtle. Origami is the traditional Chinese and Japanese art of paper folding. The goal of this art is to create a representation of an object using geometric folds and crease patterns preferably wit ...more
Ngai Chun Cheung demonstrates classic origami models. How to fold an origami bunny. Origami is the traditional Chinese and Japanese art of paper folding. The goal of this art is to create a representation of an object using geometric folds and crease patterns preferably with ...more
Ngai Chun Cheung demonstrates classic origami models. How to fold an origami frog. Origami is the traditional Chinese and Japanese art of paper folding. The goal of this art is to create a representation of an object using geometric folds and crease patterns preferably witho ...more
Learn how to make an origami heart. Use a medium square of paper to make your origami heart.