Origami Mother's Day

How To : Bake and decorate tulip shaped cookie pops

A cookie and lollipop in one? Our wildest sugar-loving dreams are finally coming true. This delectable, sweet treat features a tulip-shaped cookie (decorated with oodles of yummy icing, of course) sitting atop a lollipop stick. The stick helps make the cookie eating experienc ...more

How To : Make a high heel shoe from gumpaste

Cake decorators adore gumpaste because it can not only be formed in just about any imaginable shape out there, but also because it hardens to a consistency that can easily hold these shapes. Take this intricate, Cinderella-inspired high heeled slipper, for instance. Perfectly ...more

How To : Fold a cute origami dollar bill shirt and tie

We know that Father's Day seems ions away, but spring is approaching swiftly (we see the snow melting outside already) and the occasion will be here sooner than you think! Get ready for Father's Day by folding this simple origami shirt complete with a tie. It's made from a do ...more

How To : Fold origami cranes for peace

Fold origami cranes on and before this day (the International Day of Peace) to be part of a world movement to raise awareness for peace education. What better way is there to raise awareness than through origami cranes? Part 1 of 2 - How to Fold origami cranes for peace. Part ...more

How To : Origami a cute grannysmith apple

Get ready for Teacher's Day or simply show your teacher how much you care by making one of these cute as a button grannysmith apples. Apple-shaped pencil holders and notepads are sweet, but these origami apples show you took a bit of time out of your busy day to really make so ...more

How To : Origami a Four-Leaf Clover with a Few Dollar Bills

Money origami (or dollar bill) origami is cheap, fun, simple, and cute. It only takes a dollar bill with some folding paper skills to make some really cool stuff. Spend that spare dollar in your pocket on some good old fashioned creativity—you will end up with a cool four-leaf ...more

How To : Fold a cute origami fish that kisses

What a lovely present for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day. What better way to show your loved one that you can't get enough of him/her than by making this cute origami kissing fish? You pinch its stomach for the very luscious, plump lips to open and close, as if engaged in ...more

How To : Make a romantic origami beating heart

Ah, the heart. The eternal symbol of love and torment, the starter of wars and the locale of true victories. Heck, the heart is such an ingrained symbol in our culture that there's an entire holiday devoted to it. Make your own heart with this fast origami tutorial. Give the ...more

How To : Fold an origami baby cradle for beginners

Just as night follows day, the summer and fall baby season follows wedding season in the spring. Lots of cute young ones seem to get popped out by the dozen during the summer, often prompting baby showers and other baby-themed events. If you know a mommy who's having a child ...more

How To : Make a Three Dollar Origami Flower

Despite being bombarded with so many things to do each day, we still somehow find ourselves in a mid-afternoon lull where there's nothing better to do than stare at the adventures of a piece of lint darting across our computer screen. If you need something fun to do for the n ...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 : Fold an origami TIE Fighter from Star Wars

A TIE Fighter might not ever see the light of day outside of the television. Not a real starfighter, anyway. But you can model our very own Star Wars TIE Fighter with some simple paper. It might take a while, but folding this origami Star Wars TIE Fighter will be worth every s ...more

How To : Fold a simple, traditional origami paper goldfish

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

How To : Make an origami double hearts

What's the only thing better than one heart? Well, it must be 2 hearts. Whether it's for Valentines Day, or any day of the year, this clear and helpful how to will show you the steps to fold up this sweet little creation. You can use any size of paper you want, but you'll want ...more

How To : Pick out easy orchids to grow for your home

Curtis Smith, Extension Horticulturist with Southwest Yard and Garden, and Rick Hobson of Rowlands Nursery, demonstrate how to pick out orchids for your home. Dendrobium Phalaenopsis orchids are very graceful with its long spray and is a very popular orchid. They make great st ...more

How To : Craft a smile frog anytime greeting card

This adorable "smile frog" greeting card is a wonderful craft because it can be given out to loved ones year round. The cardstock frog has googly eyes and a teeny pink heart inside his stomach. The card is perfect for Valentine's Day as well as Mother's Day. Part 1 of 2 - How ...more

How To : Fold a simple heart with wings for Valentine's Day

Show your amor that his love makes your spirits take flight by crafting this beautiful - and amazingly simple - Valentine's Day origami heart. Teeny white wings grow out from the sides to give it that Cupid charm. Today we make a heart that has wings. This is an easy project ...more

How To : Make a recycled flower vase from a glass bottle

This craft is great for Mother's Day! Turn a recycled glass bottle into a beautiful flower vase to give as a gift! You'll need to find a sizeable glass bottle and then gather some colored tissue paper, glue diluted in water, a plastic container, scissors, polyurethane sealant ...more

How To : Play Mother may I

Sharpen your listening skills and coordination by playing a round of Mother May I. You Will Need * Three or more players * A large room or open space Step 1 Designate one player to be “Mother.” The other players will be the “children.” Step 2 Have Mother stand on one side of ...more

How To : Make an easy cheese sandwich egg souffle

For a Mother's Day meal try this easy-to-make cheese sandwich egg souffle. Our host got her recipe from her grandmother, but now she is passing it on to you. Try cooking up this recipe for cheese sandwich souffle. Ingredients for cheese sandwich souffle: * 8 slices homemade-s ...more

How To : Fold a Basic Origami Crane for Beginners

Alas, you have hit the mother of origami projects, the one project from which all others originate and from which all origami folders begin their journey to paper tweaking bliss. The origami crane is well known as a simple, quick, and very pretty project for beginners to orig ...more

How To : Bake yummy brownie cupcakes with Penny Lane

For those of us on a diet, choosing between brownies and cupcakes for our dessert becomes a nightmare of fiendish proportions. Which is why it's just so much easier to breed the two together and form delicious brownie cupcakes. Composed of brownie mix and topped with a sugary ...more

How To : Fold a simple dog from the Chinese zodiac

In China and Japan there exists a special zodiac quite different from that which we have in the states. The Chinese zodiac consists of twelve animals, each animal representing one year in the constant twelve year revolution. Now that Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rabbi ...more

How To : Fold an origami boar from the Chinese zodiac

In China and Japan there exists a special zodiac quite different from that which we have in the states. The Chinese zodiac consists of twelve animals, each animal representing one year in the constant twelve year revolution. Now that Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rabbi ...more

How To : Fold Wet Origami

Sounds like an anomaly, right? When I was a kid folding frogs, my mother gave me origami paper that was most certainly dry. But the works below by Vietnamese-American artist Giang Dinh were folded with one *wet* piece of paper. It's a technique called "Wet-Folding", invented b ...more

How To : Fold a Winged Origami Heart

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, it's time for some heart-origami! In the video below, see how to fold a winged origami heart. General Information Demonstrator: Me (Tavin) Level: Low/intermediate Recommended material: 10cm (4in) Kami with red front and white back ...more

How To : Make an adorable 3D origami wagtail bird

So we're going to ask you one question that will change your origami folding life forever: Are you ready to move beyond cranes? So many people get stuck and attached to making origami cranes because they're easy, cute, and pretty. But if you truly want to advance into the big ...more

How To : Fold an easy origami basket with a handle

Now that Valentine's Day is on the horizon, it's time to start thinking about what treats you'll be baking, how you'll be packaging them, and what paper crafts you'll be glueing together for the big day. Check out this paper design tutorial to learn how to build a simple orig ...more

How To : Fold a simple paper origami rose

Now that Valentine's Day is only a month away, it's time to start thinking about how you're going to be surprising your sweetheart. While a bouquet of red roses and a box o' chocolates is always a good call, you can make your gift much more personal by adorning a package or a ...more

How To : Make Coffee Filter Butterflies & Flowers

Learn to make beautiful coffee filter butterflies and flowers by watching this video by Kim Janocko. The following materials are required to make them: Coffee filters Paper plates Non-washable markers A spray bottle of water Pipe cleaners A clothes pin Video: . Begin by placi ...more

How To : Fold two versions of origami flat hearts

Most origami shapes are three dimensional. But what if you want to fold a shape to glue onto a Christmas or Valentine's Day card? Check out this video to learn how to fold two versions of an origami flat heart. These are thin and can be glued in clusters onto cardstock for a ...more

How To : Plan a traditional baby shower

Baby showers are fun ways to celebrate new mommy-hood. You won't want to forget the traditions though. Check out this video before you start planning and make sure you have an nice balance of etiquette and fun. You Will Need • A store registry • A guest list • Invitations ...more

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 : Fold simple origami t-shirts from money

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

Event : 4/17 Beach Cleanup in Santa Monica

Join Heal the Bay on 4/17/2010 for a Beach Cleanup in Santa Monica to commemorate Earth Day 2010! Help keep your ocean's clean and take care of Mother Earth! Time 10:00 am -12:00 noon Location Santa Monica Beach @ Tower 1550 1600 Ocean Front Walk Santa Monica, CA 90401 h ...more

How To : Origami a cool heart out of a dollar bill

Here's a great cheap gift for Valentine's day! It costs $1, $5, $10, $20 or even more, depending on what bill you use. Origami a cool heart out of a dollar bill. Click through to watch this video on tricklife.com

WTFoto of the Day : Password Security Fail

To decipher my password, you need to know my mother's maiden name, where I was born, and what I had for breakfast on August 12th, 1996 (trick question, I was in a food coma). This was a bit simpler... May God have mercy on his soul. Images by bash.org, icebox500

How To : Origami a big angular flower

Bring a simple paper to life by making it into an origami flower. This video shows you how to literally add life to a flat white sheet of paper with simple folds and precision you'll make a beautiful origami flower. You can give these hand made beauty to your mother, grandmoth ...more

How To : Fold a modular origami business card cube

Got a seriously large number of business cards stashed in your basement due to ordering several boxes full only to have the company mess up on your phone number? Make use of these otherwise extraneous and superfluous cards by watching this video. Whip out those nameplates and ...more

How To : Fold a hollow 3D Sonobe kusudama

This is origami, but it's more of a work of art. A perfect 3D mathematical kusudama, which is created by sewing multiple identical pyramidal units together to form a 3D Japanese paper model. It's really addictive! This is an easy kusudama and you can make it in just one day. ...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 : Fold an intermediate level origami fighting toad

If you've mastered the origami jumping frog already, then this is the next step on your journey to paper folding enlightenment. Take a gander at this origami tutorial to learn how to crease and fold an intermediate level origami fighting toad. It's chunky, intimdating, and wo ...more

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