This icosidodecahedron can serve as Christmas tree ball!! Easy folding, even easier assembly. Barbabellaatje has been providing us with origami instructional videos for the past year. Always exciting to see a new origami video from this Dutch artist. This origami video demonst ...more
Origami a Paper Christmas Tree Ball
These are step-by-step instructions on how to fold a Japanese paper ball (Kusudama). These are very cool origami decorations and can be hung all around the house, and these paper balls are also an excellent decorations or Christmas tree ornaments. This modular origami model re ...more
Origami is simple and fun and our host proves that right off by displaying how little we actually need material wise, to make something unique and pretty. Just two swathes of patterned paper, put flush together and a paper clip. First folding your little construction into the ...more
These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a paper Christmas tree Japanese style. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own paper Christmas tree. Use the start, stop, forward and back buttons to easily follow along. You can also speed ...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
Due to the sour economy, folks have started cutting out or toning down unnessary expenditures. Miniaturize your Christmas tree - though not your Christmas spirit - by crafting this modular origami Christmas tree to adorn your home this holiday season. Festive and cute, it can ...more
One of the most impressive and unique ways of crafting a Christmas card is via origami folding techniques. Using a few simple triangular folds, you can easily make the boughs of a beautiful Christmas tree out of paper, ready to be assembled onto a card. Take a gander at this ...more
Based off these instructions posted up by Justin Meyers of Scrabble World. I made it out of Glossy Photo Paper so it is really shiny.
You need a square piece of paper (preferably green) to fold this Xmas tree. You can also add sticker ornaments.
This isn't quite origami, since you will need some kind of tape or glue to hold it together, but this will still make a lovely Christmas star ornament you can hang on the tree! Better yet, Post It Notes are perfect for making these origami stars.
Why buy an expensive tree topper when you can fold your own lovely Christmas tree fairy or angel? This also makes a great ornament! Start with a piece of origami paper, 18 cm by 18 cm, and follow the folding instructions in this video.
Last Thursday's post demonstrated how to Make Yin-Yang Pillow boxes, which were based on equilateral triangles and squares. The units for making these boxes were created by Phillip Chapman-Bell, who runs an amazing origami blog and has a spectacular flickr photostream. Using t ...more
It's once again Monday, which means it's time to highlight some of the most recent community submissions posted to the Math Craft corkboard. Since two of these posts were on polyhedral versions of M.C. Escher's tessellations, I thought we'd take a look at building a simple tes ...more
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 fro ...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
This video guide will help you to fold your own hanging origami crane ornaments to hang on a Christmas tree or in your windows. Perfect for beginners. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as well as to get started making your own fold ...more
Don't spend all your hard-earned money on store-bought Christmas decorations this year. Spend it on cheap paper and make your own Christmas decorations, like this origami snowflake. This isn't simply cutting out a cute snowflake design with scissors— this is folding paper, or ...more
This origami video shows how to make a simple dove-like bird. I then go on to show you how to turn it into a hanging decoration. This would be great as a Christmas tree ornament or some other holiday decoration to represent peace. This simple project is a great holiday craft. ...more
After becoming addicted to basic sonobe modular origami, I decided to make ornaments for relatives as Christmas gifts. I tried using fancy paper from stores like Paper Source, and cutting it to proper origami size, but I could never get the tight folds I wanted with non-tradit ...more
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. This week: A holiday-themed cell phone photogr ...more
Anyone can fold a simple origami crane out of paper. Fold one thousand and you can make a wish! Add a thread and you have a lovely Christmas tree ornament.
Looking to wish upon a lucky star? Why spend all night waiting for a shooting star to fly by when you can make one yourself? In this tutorial learn how to origami a wishing star out of paper. These stars are very cool and make great decoration for any occasion. You Will Need: ...more
Learn how to make a beautiful Christmas tree bauble ornament. Step 1. Gather your materials. Step 2. Cut two sheets of tissue paper in half at an angle. Step 3. Cut a length of curling ribbon. Step 4. Wrap the ball. Step 5. Tie up the gatherered paper with your piece of curli ...more
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. This week: Create a redstone calculator in Min ...more
Thanksgiving. It's sadly over. But happily replaced by the Christmas season! My apartment complex is already full of the Christmas spirit. Wreaths are tacked up on wooden doors, windows contain strands of bright and colorful lights, and there's even a few nearly decorated con ...more
It's Monday, which means once again, it's time to highlight some of the recent community submissions posted to the Math Craft corkboard. I also thought that we'd try and create something known as an "Orderly Tangle" or "Polylink". This week we had a few submissions based off ...more
In honor of the new Astronomy World, I thought we should look at a few planetary icosahedrons. The icosahedron is the most round of the Platonic solids with twenty faces, thus has the smallest dihedral angles. This allows it to unfold into a flat map with a reasonably acceptab ...more
Here's a Math Craft project that takes less than 20 minutes, has an attractive, practical result, and is at least a little mind-blowing due to folding along curves. The designer of these boxes is Phillip Chapman-Bell, who runs an amazing origami blog and has a spectacular fli ...more
Math Craft Monday : Community Submissions (Plus How to Make a Modular Origami Intersecting Triangles Sculpture)
It's once again Monday, which means it's time to highlight some of the most recent community submissions posted to the Math Craft corkboard. I also thought we'd take a look at building a model that has appeared in numerous posts. It's the simplest of the intersecting plane mod ...more
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. This week: A double exposure cell phone photog ...more
In this How to we will create pretty stars that make a great Christmas tree ornament. Fold them from transparent paper and they'll be great window decorations too! Either follow the video instructions or use the printed diagram :) About the Model traditional design Material ...more
Star Wars season is definitely upon us. No matter where you turn, you can't go a day without being bombarded by merchandising and co-branding advertisements that attempt to draw a parallel between some character from a galaxy far, far away and a galactic cruiser like the Dodge ...more
Some people put up their holiday decorations as soon as Thanksgiving is over. Some wait until Christmas Eve. Right now, the only thing in my whole apartment that would tip you off is a tiny little fake tree on the counter. I've been planning on decorating all month, but I have ...more
Everyone knows how to make paper snowflakes, but the kind you learned to cut in kindergarten can get a little boring. However, they are free DIY holiday decorations, and they don't have to be a generic snowflake design. They can be anything you want, from nerdy math kirigami t ...more
The concept and structure of Christmas hasn't changed much since its inception. In its infancy, Christians recruited Roman pagans by associating Christmas with the Saturnalia, an ancient Roman festival in honor of the deity Saturn (also held in December). The pagans had long w ...more
One of the more enjoyable parts of Christmas (other than opening gifts of course) is going out to find the perfect tree, struggle bringing it into the house, and decorating it. As the years went by, I realized that our tree looked exactly like every other tree in the neighborh ...more
It feels strange to be walking through an open field in a small village in the English countryside. There's no one else around — just the four of us: me, my husband, my 12-year-old son, and my adult niece. The day is spectacular, particularly for England. The sun is shining, a ...more
There's no better symbol for Christmas than the evergreen Christmas tree. A symbol of the preserverance of life and light during the dark and short winter days when everything else is dead, the tree is a beacon of hope. Check out this crafting video to learn how to craft an o ...more
These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a paper glove and ball for baseball. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own ball and glove. Use the start, stop, forward and back buttons to easily follow along. You can also speed up the i ...more
These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a paper ball and mitt for baseball. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own baseball and mitt. Use the start, stop, forward and back buttons to easily follow along. You can also speed up the ...more
During the holiday season most of us have a Christmas tree up in our living rooms, filled to the brim with sparkly ornaments and twinkly lights. But the Christmas spirit tends to be a bit damper at work, where the most jolly it gets is making a makeshift post-it note Christmas ...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
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a paper Christmas tree. Start out with a square piece of paper, then fold corner to corner and open it, then fold it on the opposite corners and open it. Now, turn it over and fold it side to side on both sides. Now, the paper will automa ...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
Learn how to make an origami paper ball for kids. This origami animation is brief and to the point. If you are looking for a no frills origami tutorial, this video is for you!
Learn how to make an origami paper star for Christmas. Fun project to do with kids. This origami animation is brief and to the point. If you are looking for a no frills origami tutorial, this video is for you!
All sorts of things can be made from origami: cranes, elephants, dragons, and even flowers. But have you ever seen an origami ball? This video will teach you how to fold your very own origami ball our of a piece of paper.
With this guide, you'll learn how to make a folded-paper flower balls 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 decorative flower balls, ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make an origami butterfly ball. Begin by making a water bomb base with a squared paper. To do this, fold the paper both horizontally and vertically in half. Then fold the paper diagonally in half on both sides. The paper should have ...more
Origami Christmas tree stars. Decorate your Christmas tree with two different kinds of stars with these origami tricks.
What's Christmas without a tree topper? To make your own unique tree topper, try this paper plate angel tree topper. Decorate however you like with glitter and markers, and you'll soon have a special tree topper that no one else hads. This is a great project to do with your kids.
This tutorial shows you how to take several circles of recycled paper (from sixteen centimeters to four centimeters in diameter) into a lovely Christmas tree decoration. Fold each of them in half several times, cut a hole in the tip, then just stack and decorate! Video: .
Every Christmas tree needs a topper, but most of them are boring and generic. If you want something a little more unique, making it yourself is a great way to go, and a DIY Weeping Angel topper is a good twist on a classic, but not everyone is a Dr. Who fan. One thing that ev ...more
These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a paper tree Japanese style. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own paper tree. Use the start, stop, forward and back buttons to easily follow along. You can also speed up the instructional ...more
These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a paper Christmas stocking Japanese style. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own paper Christmas stocking. Use the start, stop, forward and back buttons to easily follow along. You can als ...more
This linked modular origami ball, composed of many touching triangles, reminds us of building those large bridges and skyscrapers with our plastic link toys as a kid. This modular origami ball works on the same premise, only it's made of paper. Before you embark on folding th ...more
The Origami Spiked Pentakis Dodecahedron is an excellent Paper Christmas Decoration Star made out of 15 paper squares. In spite of the large paper size I was defeated by the last module after nearly 2 hours (!) of trying to lock the last unit in place each time another one dis ...more
Love folding origami? Then what better shape to fold for Christmas and the New Year than a star? A symbol of divinity as well as light and life during the dark days of winter, a star also makes great decor for Christmas trees and garlands. Take a look at this video to see how ...more
If you love origami you'll love this project. Watch this video and see how simple and quick it is to make a 3D paper star.
Make a Japanese kusudama, or as it is more commonly known a 3D paper medicine ball. It resembles origami but much more fun. This modular origami model requires 20 units.