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How To : Make an origami bird and tree

This origami video tutorial will show you how to make an origami paper bird and tree. First, fold the square piece of paper in half diagonally. Then fold the paper in half again. Now, fold it in half and open the last fold back up. The flap that is unfolded now is the one that ...more

How To : Fold two origami bears

This is the procedure for making two origami bears using a square sheet of paper. For this we need a square sheet of paper with one colored side and the other can be white. The steps are: • Take the square sheet of paper and place it (color side down) in such way that two of ...more

How To : Make a simple origami paper football

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

How To : Make lidded boxes

In this tutorial, Simon Leach teaches us how to make lidded boxes. First, grab your pot and dip the top of it into water to get it wet and soft. Now, grab a small amount of clay and set it on your spinning table. After this, get your hands wet and start to craft a lid out of t ...more

How To : Fold an origami mandala heart

To fold an origami mandala heart you need to follow the steps below. First cut 2 triangles out of the paper you have, fold one of the triangles in half. Then, unfold the folded in half triangle and fold the top of the triangle down about two thirds of the paper. In this stage ...more

How To : Create an origami catfish

Learn how to make an origami catfish. Get a piece of square paper. Fold diagonally from the upper right tip to the lower left tip of the paper. Fold the lower right tip to the upper left tip and open it up halfway. Hold the right fold and slightly open it placing your finger i ...more

How To : Upcycle an old tank into an overall tank top

Got an old tank top that has a beautiful print but whose shape is a little out of fashion? Don't just let it collect dust in your closet or toss it over to Goodwill! Check out this DIY video to learn how to sew together an overall tank top. This overal tank top will add a fre ...more

How To : Origami a spinner

How to make an origami spinner which you hold in each hand with the tips only of your palms and then blow on it and it will spin. Follow along with this visual demonstration to learn how to make your own origami spinner.

How To : Fold an origami chicken and egg

This video tutorial is in the Arts & Crafts category which will show you how to fold an origami chicken and egg. Take a square size paper and fold it in half across the diagonal. Now fold the triangle in half. Lift up the top fold and fold it back in to a square. Repeat this s ...more

How To : Make a star box from folded paper with origami

This video shows us how to make a star box from a folded paper with origami. Firstly take a piece of paper and cut it in the form of a square. Then take the top left corner and fold it to meet the bottom right corner and then crease it and then unfold it. Then do the same thin ...more

How To : Make a paper origami photo frame

Create a photo frame out of an origami paper or any art paper in minutes! 1) Lay the paper down on a flat surface. 2) Fold the paper in half with the shortest ends together. 3) Fold in half again so that you get quarters. 4) Unfold step#3 and with the first fold at the top, fo ...more

How To : Make a paper water lily

1) Make sure the paper used to make the origami water lily is a true square. One can use the paper one happens to have on hand, but anything heavier than lined notebook paper is best. 2) Work on a flat and hard surface so that all creases and folds are precise. 3) Place the pa ...more

How To : Easily make a paper gift box

STORM THE CASTLE Webmaster and Writer Will Kalif offers a short tutorial on how to make a origami gift box for beginners. All you need is eight square pieces of paper all exactly the same size. You can pick between four inch, five inch or six inch size paper depending on what ...more

How To : Fold bathroom towels into fancy and elegant shapes

You may frequent hotels that treat your towels like your toilet paper, but some upscale hotels actually take pride in their towel presentation, therefore borrow some skills from master origami artists and apply them to folding towels and washcloths for memorable and decorative ...more

How To : Make Pizza Without Dough

I was getting kind of sick of ordering delivery pizza (this happens at least 2-3 times a month). It was time to put a spin on gourmet pizza, but I just didn't know what it would be. Without pizza dough or an oven that is capable of creating the perfect pizza crust (I don't hav ...more

How To : Clean and replace the burrs in a coffee grinder

In this tutorial, we learn how to clean and replace the burrs in a coffee grinder. Start out by taking the bean hopper out, you will have to use a screw driver to remove this completely. Then, mark the top burr so you ,know where it was lined up, then spin the top until it com ...more

How To : Make a simple origami paper swan

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

News : Paintings That Live and Breathe

Washington, D.C. based artist Alexa Meade completely redefines traditional body painting. She paints with acrylic paint directly on human flesh and clothing, making her subjects appear as if they were part of a painting (or a living painting immersed in everyday life). Meade' ...more

News : Mathematical Quilting

I got hooked on origami sometime after Math Craft admin Cory Poole posted instructions for creating modular origami, but I had to take a break to finish a quilt I've been working on for a while now. It's my first quilt, and very simple in its construction (straight up squares, ...more

How To : Make an Asian coleslaw salad with peanut dressing

Sometimes an ordinary coleslaw just doesn't do it, so that's when you try out different ethnic recipes. And this Asian spin on slaw is sure to be added to your list of favorites, from the dressing to the actual salad mix. Check out the recipe for this delicious Asian coleslaw ...more

How To : Make a strawberry from folded paper with origami

This is a video tutorial showing its audience how to make an origami strawberry. The first step in making this strawberry is to gather your supplies. You will need one piece of origami paper. First fold the paper into half on one side then open it and fold it in half again so ...more

How To : Throw a simple small flattened pottery salt holder

This video demonstrates how to throw a simple clay pot: a flattened salt holder. In order to throw this simple clay pottery piece, you will need: clay, a pottery wheel, and water. Begin by placing a small amount of clay on a wheel. While it is spinning moisten the clay. Force ...more

How To : Fold a simple origami 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

How To : Throw a small jug and handle

In this how-to video, you will learn how to make a small jug with a handle using a wheel. Place the clay onto the wheel and start spinning it. Grasp it with your hands as it spins and make a vertical shape. Use your thumbs to make the interior bowl shape. Now, use your hands t ...more

How To : Fold paper to make an origami ninja star

This video demonstrates how to create an origami ninja star. Prepare a square shaped piece of paper. Lay it down on a table or on a flat surface. Fold the paper right across the middle in a vertical orientation. Fold it once more in the same manner as the first fold, now creat ...more

How To : Combine dreadlocks with a loose hair tool

First of all check how far your smaller dread comes down towards your larger one. Then you have to put the tool all the way in and grab the tip of the smaller dread and then pull back here. Use the dread tool which has a point at the tip. Use this to poke inside the dread to m ...more

How To : Kick a ball to get different spins on the ball

In this video, professional soccer player Chris Murray, who play for the Wilmington Hammerheads, shows you how to properly kick a soccer ball. Different kicks provide different types of movement and are performed with different areas of the foot. Kicking a soccer ball with th ...more

How To : Make a paper box in under 5 minutes

This origami box looks rather simple to make. You take a piece of paper and fold it into a triangle. Be sure to make the fold visible to see. Take the extra piece from the triangle and fold it up so as to form another crease. This extra piece will be removed in order to create ...more

How To : Make brown sugar topped baked sweet potatoes

Mmmmmm. We all wish it was Thanksgiving every day with this delectable baked sweet potato. Betty puts a great spin on a traditional side dish with her unique toppings. In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make a luscious Brown-Sugar-Topped Baked Sweet Potato to accompany ...more

How To : Make an origami flower in a few easy steps

Learn to make an origami flower with just a few easy steps in this video tutorial! 1. Use an 8 inch by 11 inch piece of paper. 2. Fold the corner to the edge of the paper and cut to make a square. 3. Fold the opposite direction to have a cross running through the center of th ...more

How To : Make a legit paper airplane

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to fold a paper airplane. Begin by folding the paper vertically in half. Then open the fold and fold the 2 top corners to the center crease to form a triangle. Now fold the top point down so the it tucks underneath the fold to form a e ...more

How To : Craft a green ribbon banner gift bow and tag

Sure, you could hit up Target and purchase a large bag filled with cookie cutter ribbons and bows, but why not adorn your next special gift with something a bit more, well, special? In this beginner origami tutorial, you'll learn how to craft a green ribbon banner that can be ...more

How To : Fold a delicate simple origami azalea

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.

How To : Fold a square gift box with floral ornament

This beautiful geometric box, which reminds us of midcentury abstract expressionist paintings, is a wonderful handmade way to showcase a Valentine's Day gift for your sweetheart. Take a look at this simple origami video (suitable even for origami folding neophytes) to learn h ...more

How To : Create a simple origami cat

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.

How To : Fold an easy origami angel for Christmas

Is it going to be an origami angel or a star that'll top your Christmas tree this yearj? If you're going with an angel, then why not personalize it a bit by making it yourself? Check out this cool origami video to see how to fold an easy origami angel for Christmas.

How To : Fold a Christmas origami angel for beginners

During the holidays, usually one of the hardest decisions you'll ever make when decorating your tree is whether you want to top it all off with a star or an angel. If an angel is your tree topper of choice this year, why not make it extra special by making it yourself? Check ...more

How To : Fold an origami streaked, zig zagging snake

Real snakes give us the heebie jeebies. With their slippery skin, scales, and overall slimy quality, they top our list of most feared animals. But we sure love 'em when they come in a cute paper form! Check out this origami tutorial to learn how to fold an origami streaked sn ...more

News : Spin Off

Get on top off a building with a jump off platform (put an inflatable cushion on the bottom of the drop) Have your friends or a type of machine spin you around till you are completely dizzy Once you are dizzy have your friends place you on the jump off platform, and push you ...more

How To : Make a spinner card with Stampin' Up!

To make a Spinner Card you need some essential tools like, Paper Cutter, Scissors, Stamps, 1/2" Circle Punch, 2 Pennies, a Stamping Dimensional and any embellishments. Have the card stocks one for the card part and the other for the front of the card. In the first step, take t ...more

How To : Maintain a skateboard

Your skateboard takes a lot of abuse. A quick check of your board before each ride will keep it in top condition so it doesn’t send you into a “slam.” You Will Need * A skateboard * A damp towel * An electric sander or sandpaper * Grip tape * A plastic or metal bristle brush * ...more

How To : Know what the referee is signaling in football

Step 1: Score! Watch for the referee signaling a touchdown, field goal, extra point, or successful try by raising their arms straight up over their head. Raising their hands above their head with palms together signals a safety. Step 2: Spot penalties Officials signal a perso ...more

How To : Make gourmet bacon mushroom swiss burgers

In this how-to video the chef puts a gourmet spin on the bacon-mushroom burger. Start by grilling the portobello mushrooms and then wrapping the ground beef around it. Top it off with some smoked grilled cheese and pancetta. Dress up your mushroom burger with some romaine lett ...more

How To : Do the double windmill poi spin

The double windmill uses the same technique as the weave except it is being applied on a different plane. Where the forward weave uses an alternation of raising the lower hand back and on top, the double windmill alternates from front to back. This video will show you how to d ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/23 - 11/29)

WonderHowTo is made up niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. Happy Thanksgiving! We hope everyone enjoys th ...more

How To : Make Shrimp Tempura Sliders

This is a refreshing spring update on your classic hamburger slider. Instead of using a ground beef patty, I am using shrimp tempura. This recipe calls for fresh truffles, but fresh truffles are hard to come by so feel free to use truffle oil (it is much more affordable and wh ...more

How To : Craft a white Valentine's Day heart gift box

We adore all the cute little valentines, heart-shaped candies, and heart-embellished gift boxes and gift bags that pop up on shelves around Valentine's Day, but (ironically enough) they lack the heart that makes Valentine's Day presents truly special. Wrap your gift in person ...more

How To : Replace a KitchenAid blender coupling

Now that the holiday season is right at our doorstep, you'll probably be doing a lot of blending, cutting, brining, and baking over the next two months. Which means it's more important than ever that all your kitchen utensils are in tip top shape. If you check your blender an ...more

How To : Make an origami decorated card

In this tutorial, we learn how to make an origami decorated card. First, you will take your card, make sure it's a busy pattern in colors that you like. After this, you will score the top of the card in the middle to create a small square. After this, cut the square out of the ...more

How To : Fold an origami bird parent and child

This is a video tutorial in the Arts & Crafts category where you are going to learn how to fold an origami bird parent and child. Take a sheet of square paper and fold it in half diagonally. Then fold it again. Now open up the top half and fold it back over itself. Repeat this ...more

How To : Make a wheel spin with angular momentum & inertia

In this video, we learn how to make a wheel spin with angular momentum & inertia. You will need: a bicycle wheel, a lighter, and a couple of strings attached to the top of a deck. Now, take the bicycle wheel and hang it on the strings on both sides of the wheel. When you turn ...more

How To : Put a spin on your ball in World Golf Tour

In this tutorial, we learn how to put a spin on your ball in World Golf Tour. This will help control the roll of the ball when it hits the surface. Putting backspin on the ball decreases flight distance of shot and reduces roll. To put backspin on the ball, move the green dot ...more

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 oute ...more

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