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How To : Origami Manpei Arai's spinning top

This video demonstrates how to fold the origami model "Spinning Top" that Manpei Arai designed. Learn how to use the traditional Japanese art of origami to fold a spinning top. This is a great origami project that's not just fun to make, but fun to use. Part 1 of 2 - How to Or ...more

How To : Make an origami spinning top, step by step

This is an instructional video that demonstrates how to make an origami spinning top. You need seven square pieces of paper, and she uses 6"x6" sheets. First fold the paper diagonally. Fold the short edges to meet the long edge. Unfold it and use that as a guide for the next f ...more

How To : Build spinning tops with everyday objects

In this tutorial, we learn how to build spinning tops with everyday objects. You will need: round recyclable plastic lids, skewers, hot glue gun, and washers or pennies. First, take your plastic lid and weight it with a penny, then poke a skewer through the middle of it. After ...more

How To : Make a spinning paper helicopter

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a spinning paper helicopter. Begin by cutting a piece of paper into a long, thin strip. Then make a vertical cut halfway down the paper strip and 2 semi cuts horizontally above the vertical cut. Now make a 3 way fold on the top ...more

How To : Fold a simple open top Japanese origami gift box

With Christmas just around the corner, it's prime time to start thinking about what gifts you're going to get, as well as how to wrap them. Even a fancy schmancy iPad isn't going to look all that appealing if haphazardly wrapped in 5-year-old Rudolph wrapping paper, right? Gi ...more

How To : Turn a plain thumbtack into a spinning top

This trick will take a bit of practice to get down, and will work best with balanced pins (so make sure yours aren't bent or chipped). With the proper flick of the wrist, you can turn a plain thumbtack into a spinning top.

How To : Add top spin to a tennis serve

Check out this instructional tennis video that demonstrates how to add more spin to your serve or how to hit a kick serve. The serve is one of the most important shots in the game of tennis. Learn how to add top spin to a tennis ball in this tennis video lesson. Take action a ...more

How To : Make a Sonobe Jasmine Dodecahedron

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

How To : Make Chain Mail Armor from Start to Finish

This article is a guide for making Chainmail Armor from start (simple wire) to finish (a finished chainmail shirt). We will be using the European 4 in 1 weave, as this is the most common weave. This is the weave that you usually see in movies. There are several sections to thi ...more

How To : Solve the Rubik's Cube faster with shortcuts

As the best-selling toy of all time, the odds of you once playing with a Rubik's Cube are pretty high. And if you're like me, or even the cube's inventor Erno Rubik, your first attempts likely ended in futility. Every twist, every turn, the cube just gets more and more mixed u ...more

How To : Weave paper for origami and other paper crafts

This video shows how to weave paper. This paper can then be used to make crafts such as origami. You may want some supplies: a cutting board, a paper cutter, scotch tape, and square origami paper (6"x6"). Start with two sheets of paper. Cut the paper into thin strips, 1/2" eac ...more

How To : Bake nut coffee cake

If you love coffee cake then this is the recipe for you! Put a spin on the classic coffee cake recipe by watching this video. Nut Coffee Cake Topping: 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup chopped nuts 1 tsp cinnamon 3 Tbsp butter Batter: 1-1/4 cups flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp sa ...more

How To : Make a simple origami paper wallet for beginners

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

How To : Make a cute 3D origami bird for beginners

You don't need to be an origami magician in order to spin marvelous creatures and critters out of thin air using nothing but paper and your super dexterous fingers. In fact, lots of origami projects that you've admired (cranes, roses, swans) can easily be folded by just about ...more

How To : Fold an erupting origami volcano

This video is about making an origami of a volcano. The video begins with aliMcRose talking about the geographical formations of Japan and then she shows a finished origami. The materials required are one piece of two sided paper and a pair of scissors. Fold the piece of paper ...more

How To : Fold an origami paper cube

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make paper cube. Begin by folding the paper diagonally in half and cut the bottom bottom edge off to make a squared paper. Open the paper up and fold diagonally on the other side. Open it up and pinch in the two upper corners. Align ...more

How To : Fold an origami praying mantis

Fold an origami praying mantis! You need two sheets of paper to join to first sheet on square base. Start folding after making rectangle, after folding the rectangle again from the other direction grebe than on fold. Make a triangle than fold on other direction to make a trian ...more

How To : Teach a pet rat to retrieve and drop a ball

This trick is much harder to teach than the ones previously done a video for (spinning and walking on back legs), so apologies that the video is so long but it needs to be. You will need a lot of patience for this and may need to spend many training sessions on each step befor ...more

How To : Fold a Textured Origami Ball

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

How To : Fold an advanced origami Eiffel Tower

If you've ever visited Paris, then you've definitely wished you could bring the spectacular nature of the Eiffel Tower back with you. After all, it's triumphant, beautifully laced with steel, and hosts a wonderful restaurant at the top. Check out this video to learn how to fo ...more

How To : Fold a beautiful blue origami sun

If you've ever taken astronomy before, then you know that the brightest flames - and the brightest stars - burn blue. So if you'r still making your origami stars blue, it's time to think outside the box. Check out this origami tutorial to learn how to fold a beautiful blue or ...more

How To : Make a spooky origami raven for Halloween

Okay, so a raven isn't the most auspicious thing to origami, but this delicate origami raven would be a wonderful and spooky craft to make for Halloween. You can place it on top of pumpkins or looking down jeeringly from windowsills. This orignial model by Tavin is simple and ...more

How To : Fold origami heart-shaped cuff links

Links of Love is showing you how to make origami heart shaped cuff-links. Start with a 20.5 cm square of paper. If you want to make a cuff link you can wear you should use a square the size of 4 to 5 cm. Fold a good crease and then unfold. Fold two corners in toward the middle ...more

How To : Play dreidel drinking games

Don't know what the dreidel is for? Doesn't matter, turn that spinning Jewish top into a drinking game. It doesn't matter what your beliefs are, but probably best not to play with someone who might find this inexcusably offensive. Watch this how to video to learn how to play a ...more

How To : Make ground-plantable paper pots for seedlings

This video demonstrates how to fold a newspaper seedling container using a simple origami method. This is a free idea that incorporates recycling. Not only do these paper containers stand up well to moisture, they also will break down in the soil if you place it directly into ...more

How To : Pick a Brinks number lock easily and quickly

If you've forgotten your combination, or for some other reason want to get past a Brinks number lock, this tutorial shows you how to do it. All you need is a bobby pin. Slide the bobby pin down towards the lock wheels. Then spin the wheels slowly, from top to bottom. As you sp ...more

How To : Fold a quick and easy Valentine's Day message card

Whisper sweet nothings to your amor by crafting this simple and quick origami message card, which features a heart seal. It's a delightful way to package a loving, amorous sentiment and can also hold tiny trinkets of your affection. Today we make a message card that features ...more

How To : Create a healthy and strong hair routine

Even if you were born with luxurious flaxen strands so gorgeous they'd put spun gold to shame, it's still important to maintain a haircare routine that continually moisturizes and cleanses your strands to keep them in tip top shape. Take a gander at this video to learn how to ...more

How To : Bleed brakes on a 2008 Ninja 250R motorcycle

In this video, we learn how to bleed brakes on a 2008 Ninja 250R motorcycle. To do this, you will need: brake fluid and a Phillips screwdriver. To start, remove the bracket around your brake system, then spin the top of your brake reservoir open. When bleeding the brakes, you ...more

How To : Fold a blow up origami paper cube

First of all you need a standard paper of size 8 by 11.5 inches and a scissors. Step1. Take one corner of the paper and then fold it to meet the other side. Now press the diagonal and then crease it. Step2. Use the scissors to cut off the extra portion from the bottom of the ...more

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 agai ...more

How To : Fold an origami paper Valentine heart

In this video, Nekkoart demonstrates how to make an origami valentine heart. Begin with a sheet of paper that is nineteen cm by eight cm. Fold the paper to form a square. Unfold. Fold both sides to the center crease. Unfold again. Fold the paper in half horizontally (not formi ...more

How To : Fold origami set of boxes

This video shows you how to fold origami boxes. You will only need a single square piece of paper. The process requires simple folds. This project can be done by people of all ages. The video has both audio and video instructions and is very clear about what needs to be done. ...more

How To : Do a Parkour wall spin

The wall spin is similar to a palm spin, but is done on the flat side of a wall rather than the top. The athlete approaches the object, takes off with both feet, places both hands on the wall, and rotates around them. This can be used to get over the likes of rails and walls, ...more

How To : Fold an Origami Skunk

Origami Skunk The Skunk is a model by Nick Robinson. Due to the use of a sink fold I rate this model's level low intermediate. If you're new to origami, be prepared to encounter some difficulties. Designed by Nick Robinson folded by Tavin. Designed by Nick Robinson folded by ...more

How To : Draw a nerdy guy with glasses, braces and big ears

Portrait drawings are difficult for most artists, but one thing's for sure— drawing nerds is as easy as they come. Nerds are easier to draw because you can stray from the formality of portraits, putting your own spin on it, over-compensating the details, exaggerating the dorky ...more

How To : Fold an abstract, flexible origami shape

This video is about folding an abstract, flexible origami shape Take a piece of paper. Fold it into eight equal parts. Fold in half. Open. Fold side to center and do the same on the other side. (Fold to the middle.) Fold one edge to the middle. Let the underneath layer flip t ...more

How To : Tape the butt end of a hockey stick

In this how to video, you will learn how to tape up a hockey stick. You will need hockey tape and a hockey stick to do this. First, take the tape and wrap it around the tip about two times to make sure it is on nice and tightly. Stretch the tape length to about chest length an ...more

How To : Tie dye the spider design like a pro

Tie dying a spider design on a t-shirt starts by folding the t-shirt in half vertically. Between one quarter and one half of the way down the shirt grab a piece of the shirt and spin around the table to create a coil of the shirt. Tie a string around the outside of the coil to ...more

How To : Build a mineral oil cooled computer

Build a mineral oil computer aquarium. It cools the system while giving you something to look at. The setup is quite simple -- with a few cuts to the top brackets on the aquarium, and an acrylic panel cut to provide a flat base for the motherboard to rest on, there isn't much ...more

How To : Make origami Japanese tumblers

Grand Illusions is a site for the enquiring mind. This how to video demonstrates how to make Japanese origami tumblers. Your wonderful & charming host represents Grand Illusions, an amazing toy, magic & illusion web shop and gallery. Description from the amazing Grand Illusio ...more

How To : Mod a PS2 slim

This is a tutorial showing you how to mod a ps2 slim. This will allow you to play backups as well as Guitar Hero 2 customs. If you want to learn how to make your own copy I might put up a video for that. This tutorial also shows the swap trick in action. -I am not responsible ...more

How To : Choose The Right Paper for Your Origami

A lot of people that are new to Origami struggle with the choice of paper. Some even give up folding all together because they use the wrong material! But this guide will help you find the paper you need for that cool design you always wanted to try. It all boils down to thre ...more

How To : Fold a triangle origami box

The Amazing Origami channel takes you through step by step instructions of how to build a triangle origami box in this video. Six pieces of origami paper, three different colors, are all the supplies you will need to make your very own box! First, separate the origami paper in ...more

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