Looking to add specimens to your paper menagerie? Make a folded-paper bird from a crane base using origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions for making your own cranes from a sheet of folded paper. For ...more
Origami How to Make a Base
What do you do with origami flowers after you've made them and they're just sitting limply on the table? Stick them into a flower stem! Watch this easy tutorial on how to origami a flower leaf base which adjusts to be able to hold flowers of all shapes and sizes. It's a cleve ...more
This tutorial video shows how to make an origami bird base. As you might guess from the name, the bird base is used when making the traditional origami crane; however, it can be used as a starting point for other origami patterns as well, so it's good to learn how to make this ...more
Looking to add a rare and exotic specimen to your paper garden? Make a paper cherry blossom using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. Specifically, this free video origami lesson demonstrates how to make a cherry blossom taking an origami bird base as ...more
You really NEED to be VERY PATIENT, VERY BORED or HAVE TOOO MUCH TIME to do this project... I actually don't know how I made it!!!... It took me 3 days to finish it! All you need besides time is a lot of origami paper and string or glue.
This origami video shows how to make a butterfly by starting with the water bomb base. Origami is fun and easy. This butterfly makes a cute gift. Follow along with this origami tutorial to learn how to make your own.
Learn how to fold a preliminary base. This will serve as the base for many other origami creations.
This clip shows the Fujimoto method of folding sheets into equilateral triangles. The result is a sheet of paper that is pre-creased for use as a base in creating tessellations or geometric tiling patterns. There is no audio for this clip, just a closeup of the hands in action.
Another popular origami base is the square base. This video demonstrates fold by fold how to create this no frills base.
Learn how to make this origami creation which can be used as either a base or can be filled with water.
This base is called the water bomb or helmet base. This video shows step by step along with verbal instructions on how to make this base configuration.
Who doesn't want their own dragon or two? Well, this clear, step-by-step turorial shows you how to fold two different versions, using the standard origami bird base. This craft requires one piece of paper, your hands, some patience and no fear of dragons!
The ancient art of Japanese paper folding is broken down and explained clearly in this video. The video teaches how to create a beautiful bookmark of your own design from a simple single sheet of paper. The instructions use the square base as a jumping off point for showing yo ...more
Not sure what to origami today? Watch these two how to videos to learn how to fold a crow out of origami paper. Give Japanese origami folding a try with this how to video tutorial on folding a crow stating with an origami bird as the base. Part 1 of 2 - How to Origami a crow u ...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.
Some origami zoos are disappointingly low on fish. With this instructional video, you can learn how to fold your own origami fish using a bird base.
This origami folding project is not designed to be a coaster, but can be used as one. It looks a bit like a compass. Watch this video origami tutorial and learn how to fold a coaster with embedded bird and star base.
Learn how to make an origami "orchid" by slightly altering an origami iris / lily flower. This origami video shows how to make what I call an orchid flower... really it's something I made by mistake when first learning to make an origami lily / iris. You'll need to start from ...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
this tutorial explains how to make an origami rhino which have a traditional origami star as a base You will need: -Square sheet of paper -I used 21x21 cm (8x8 inch) -If you already made a origami star than jump to 8:12 Video: .
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
Need a place to store a few odds and ends? How about all of those little origami stars you like to make? In this video, you'll learn the folds for making a traditional origami paper sat box, perfect for all of your folded stars, or anything else! You'll start out folding this ...more
If you love origami and the PlayStation, you're in luck, because this video tutorial will show you how to fold the small bird (or pajarito) from the upcoming PlayStation 3 game Heavy Rain: Origami Killer. See how to make the origami pajarito (little bird) from the pig base (t ...more
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
Looking for a geeky craft project? With this guide, you'll learn how to make a paper X-wing fighter with origami, the traditional art of Japanese paper folding. These instructions are based on diagrams by Philip Schulz. You'll start from the origami frog base which you can fin ...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
Shanckthetank teaches you to make an “open box thing” using nothing but folded paper. Origami is an ancient Japanese craft using nothing but paper to make objects from the simple to the incredibly complex. shanckthetank takes you step-by-step, fold-by-fold through the proces ...more
If you like origami and you like to have water balloon fights then you’ll love making and using this origami water bomb. You can fold a piece of paper into a closed ball that you can fill with water and soak your friends. This is a necessity to learn as the summer nears. Pract ...more
To make a Paper Orchid you need to know the steps as follows: First fold a square sheet of origami stock paper into a triangle, bringing both points together. Use this as your flower base. Fold the paper again bringing both corners together. Rub your finger along the crease of ...more
Are you an origami fan who's just starting out in this paper folding and molding line of work? Are you tired of folding nothing but paper lucky stars and tired cranes? Well, look no further than this origami video, which immediately throws you off the deep end (just kidding) a ...more
This is a challenging though fun project to try once you've mastered folding your lucky stars (aka puffy stars). Though this origami project does include puffy stars, the stars are folded onto a six-sided star base. This tessellation origami is recommended for advanced origam ...more
In this origami how-to, learn the art of folding a paper lily flower. This fold will start from the frog base, so if you already know how to fold the frog base, make one and skip ahead to the lily part. You'll need a sheet of origami paper and a pencil. If you use orange paper ...more
Don't leave your precious kawasaki roses exposed to prying eyes! Cover your flowers with a sheath of modesty by attaching them to origami rose leaves. These rose leaves act more than just to preserve your kawasaki rose's modesty; they also act as a stable base so your flower ...more
First, you will need this tutorial video to learn how to make the modules for this 3D origami project: http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to/video/how-to-build-origami-modules-for-3d-origami-272338/ This video is an instructional origami video for a Baby Owl. You will need for ev ...more
Ah, how we love springtime. While we're well aware that Jack Frost is still nipping at your nose, you can certainly look forward to beautiful blooms and great weather by starting in on your spring crafts. Check out this video to learn how to fold an origami azalea. Today we w ...more
Start with the basic base you'd use to make an origami bird, and then use this variation so you can end up with a giraffe! This project is about low-intermediate in complexity, so make sure you know the origami basics first.
This video tutorial shows how to make an origami gift box with base, lid, and dividers. Learn how to fold this gift box using the traditional Japanese art of origami. Part 1 of 3 - How to Origami a small gift box by folding paper. Part 2 of 3 - How to Origami a small gift box ...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
An origami slave isn't going to start doing chores or going to work for you, but you can always pretend. Start out with a frog base, and note that foil paper works best. Learn how to fold an origami slave by watching this video tutorial.
You will need to have mastered the art of folding the triangles and a base before attempting this. If you have, then follow along and learn how to make your own lemon halves out of yellow and white origami paper!
In this video, Jewellia describes how to create a 3 dimensional origami teddy bear. First, she lists the materials needed and the quantities necessary. She then begins the actual process of building the teddy bear, which is broken into steps. Step 1 is "creating the base". You ...more
Watch quickly as this video demonstrates the squash fold. Starting with as square base, the creator shows you how to perform this basic fold.
This video will guide you toward creating a pop-up bird. You will be shown how to fold the pop-up base with some suggestions for finishing the model. The final model will be of your own design. It will also examine some of the things you can change to alter the pop-up mechanis ...more
Watch this instructional origami video to fold an origami seal. First, you need to fold a fish base. These visual guidelines will help you on some of the more difficult folds. When complete, this origami seal should be able to stand on it's own.
How to make an easy paper origami basket The base of this origami basket is the popular origami star box http://youtu.be/up8oJ1WH7BY What you need: square piece of paper 7 minutes free time Video: .
Flickr user fdecomite showcases his beautiful portfolio of geometry-inspired papercraft. His dedication to the craft is astounding. Get ready to take a journey down the rabbit hole cuz this work gets trippy. Behind the scenes process photos: Previously, Damn, This Dude Knows ...more
Origami isn't just folding paper, it's a form of art. So, if you want to try a new creative way to express yourself, and if you like birds, try out this tutorial on folding an origami paper swan. Graceful and elegant, a swan is the perfect subject for the graceful and elegant ...more
This particular Superman, unlike the real crime-fighting hero, isn't impenetrable and made of brawny, rippling muscles, but is just as fascinating and deserving of praise and awe. Devised by the ingenious mind of origami folder Jo Nakashima, this origami Superman is based on ...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.
Here's my version of his icosahedron: I colored it in this one so that you can see the pentagonal faces of a dodecahedron: Here I made one that looks like a cube: Some of my students asked me how to make these and they took it a step further and made something based off of ...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. In this post, we'll also make a flexagon, which is a type of transformable object. Rachel Mansur of Giveaway Tuesdays posted several pictur ...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
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
I've already posted a brief roundup of interesting models folded by Michal Kosmulski, expert orgami-ist and IT director at NetSprint. However, I didn't include my favorite model, because I felt it deserved its own post. Kosmulski folded an elaborate and large Sierpinski tetrah ...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
It's Monday, which means once again, 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 sliceform model of a hyperbolic paraboloid. Rachel Mansur put up two posts on her Modula ...more
Richard Sweeney is an incredible artist whose body of work consists mainly of sculptures made from paper. His art is often related to origami, and much of his work is related to geometrical forms. I personally really love his modular forms in paper. Many of them are based off ...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
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
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