The very first banknotes were used by the Chinese in the 7th century, during the Tang Dynasty. Before it was used as a true currency, paper money was used as part of a deposit system in which merchants would leave large amounts of coins with a trusted associate and receive a p ...more
Origami is an art form, but origami using dollar bills? It takes this art form to a whole new level! In this three-part video tutorial, learn how to fold an F-18 Hornet fighter jet plane out of a dollar bill, origami-style. To download a PDF diagram for this project click her ...more
Modular origami is a technique that can be used to build some pretty interesting and impressive models of mathematical objects. In modular origami, you combine multiple units folded from single pieces of paper into more complicated forms. The Sonobe unit is a simple example un ...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
This video shows how to make an origami swan using 471 paper triangles. Your loved one will appreciate this gift because you put in a tremendous amount of effort, dedication and patience required for origami, but its easy to assemble and the only money you will spend is cost o ...more
In this article you will learn how to understand written origami instructions, called diagrams. You can follow the video below or read the entire article Video: . History of Origami-Diagramming While many do not realize, the now accepted system of explaining how to fold origa ...more
Learn how to fold an origami Kawasaki rose by watching this video, which includes step-by-step instructions for how to make an origami Kawasaki rose. Part 1 of 2 - How to Origami a Kawasaki rose. Part 2 of 2 - How to Origami a Kawasaki rose.
We've all attempted to fold a paper airplane before, right? One we hoped would sail majestically through the air for a good while but just ended up nose-diving into the grass. Paper planes, an invention likely as old as paper, are models of engineering; and they must account f ...more
Watch this video and see how easy it is to make this paper toy. It looks like an origami flower, but it is a tad more complex. Have fun playing with it.
This aircraft origami masterpiece is a JKF-18 Hornet, which is modeled after the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet] supersonic fighter jet used by the United States Navy and Marine Corps, along with the Royal Australian Air Force and Spanish Air Force. It's a fantastic plane—but ...more
To play off Gertrude Stein's famous quote, a rose is a rose is a magic paper cube. And with this paper folder's guide, you'll learn how to make your very own magic rose cube from paper using the Japanese art of origami. This design by Valerie Vann, and folded by YouTuber Germa ...more
Tutorial of how to quickly make and Origami Magic Ball! Get a piece of 20x40cm paper. Fold along side in 32 equal parts, by repeatedly folding the paper in half - using genderless folds. Fold the short side in 8 equal parts- using valley folds. Turn the sheet over and start di ...more
Valentine's Day is a day for love, but it also just happens to be the time when every flower shop in town hikes up their prices. Chocolates are still relatively cheap, but I never understood why you have to give the gift of bigger love handles when something more creative gets ...more
For origami lovers, watch this how-to video to learn how easy it is to make beautiful and colorful paper flowers. Follow along with the demonstrations, and give it a hand yourself. It's not traditional origami, because you'll need scissors. Watch this video tutorial and learn ...more
If you've run out of time for all of our more time-consuming Halloween costume ideas, here are some places on the web for free, downloadable paper masks. There must be at least 100 options among these links to satisfy your last-minute costume needs! Just download, print, and c ...more
Looking for a tough-guy (or tough-girl) craft project? You're in luck. With this guide, you'll learn how to make a paper army tank with origami, the traditional art of Japanese paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as we ...more
For your next dinner party, impress your guests with some intricate-looking, but actually super-easy, napkin origami when you're setting up the table. The rosette fold is ridiculously easy and would probably work well for a Mother's Day brunch or an outdoor garden party. Simp ...more
Halloween night for most people with kids means tons of candy. That translates into tons of trash from candy wrappers. But even though you probably wouldn't think it, there's no shortage of alternative uses for those wrappers, from clothing and accessories to home decor. This ...more
Dollar bill origami is fun, simple & cute. All you need is a dollar bill and some origami folding skills. Spend your spare dollar on some creativity... and you will end up with a cute origami figurine. Watch this origami money tutorial to learn how to fold a box with a dollar ...more
Americans consume over 1.2 billion pounds of potato chips each year, making it one of the most popular snack foods in the United States. If the entire population were addicted, it'd be about 4 pounds per person each year. Not everyone does, though, so it'd be more realistic t ...more
Looking to add a rare and exotic specimen to your paper garden? Make a 3D origami lotus flower with origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions on how to make your own lotus flowers from 6 4x7" shee ...more
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
This video demonstrates how to make 3D Origami. If you want to make some 3D origami animals, you need this video as first step. You will need a normal sheet of paper (size A4). One rectangle is a 1/32 of this. The fastest method is to cut them out with a knife. You will use th ...more
Dollar, dollar, dollar, dollar, dollar bill, y'all! If you've got five dollars and spindly appendages with which to fold, then there's nothing standing between you and your very own Cap Lincoln. Just follow the bouncing bill:
Origami Rabbit Choose your paper. Recommended Paper This model is foldable with a lot of different papers, including printer paper. But I had the best results with: Japanese Kami Strength: ~70g/m² (19lb) Size: 15cm x 15cm Dual Color Fold. This is a traditional origami ra ...more
Almost Christmas... so time to make this 3-D origami Christmas star! If you still can't make the origami Christmas star after watching this video you'd better focus on completing about 1000 cranes first... With origami, practice makes perfect.Merry Christmas to all you origami ...more
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
In this how to video you will learn how to origami a vagina. What better way to honor your lady than to make her a paper replica of her vagina.
Cameras can be pretty pricey, but this one only costs a buck, though it's pretty limited in its functionality. That's because it's no ordinary camera, but an origami one made using nothing but a dollar bill. Of course, you don't need to spend a Washington to fold this origami ...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
The next time you go out for sushi with friends, impress your company by fashioning your own chopstick rest using the paper wrapper the wooden chopsticks come in. Keeping the ends of your chopstick off the table surface makes for good hygiene (who knows when was the last time ...more
Last post, the Sonobe unit was introduced as a way to use multiple copies of a simply folded piece of paper to make geometric objects. In this post, we are going to explore that concept further by making two more geometric models. The first is the truncated icosahedron, which ...more
Some watch Prison Break for the nail-biting drama, others tune in for the origami cranes. This video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step overview of how to make a paper crane à la Prison Break protagonist Michael Scofield using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art ...more
Love roses and easy craft projects? Make a paper rose using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions on how to make your own roses from folded paper. For more information, and to get started maki ...more
We've all made them. I remember making hundreds of paper snowflakes when I was in elementary school. You take a piece of paper and fold it in half, then fold it in half again. You now have a piece that is one fourth the size of the original. Now you fold it in half diagonally. ...more
This video tutorial shows how to make an origami Dialga, a famous Pokemon of the Pocket Monster Diamond and Pearl. Follow along with this video and learn how to fold your very own Dialga Pokemon. Make it a gift for the pokemon lover in your life.
This video origami tutorial shows how to fold up dollar bills and attach them onto a lei necklace to create a Hawaiian money lei. Watch, follow along, and never give a cheap, boring gift again. Video: . For the updated instructions on this Hawaiian money lei, check out makeupN ...more
Looking to add specimens to your paper garden? Make a paper lotus flower from dollar bills using origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions for making your own dollar-bill lotus flowers from folded pape ...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
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
You've got a great gift for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day. Awesome. Now, how are you going to present that lovely gift of yours? Wrapping paper? Cardboard box? Decorative bag? If any of those things are your answer—you're not trying hard enough. If you've got a small gif ...more
In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to make a 3D origami swan from 484 paper triangles. For this you will have to cut up 16 sheets of paper in to small rectangles. One rectangle is 1/32 of an A4 sheet. Take a small rectangle, fold it in half lengthwise and ...more
Want to give a special someone your heart (and get rid of junk mail in the process)? Make a paper heart using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions on how to make your own paper hearts from a ...more
This video origami tutorial shows how to used the traditional Japanese art of paper folding to make Pikachu from Pokemon. I've seen Pikachu tattoos, but this is a slightly less fanatical way to bring a little Pokemon fun into your life. Learn how to fold an origami Pikachu by ...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
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
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
Love roses and complicated craft projects? Make a beautiful decorative paper rose using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. This 26-minute free origami video lesson presents complete instructions on how to make your own roses from folded paper. For mor ...more
You probably owe someone a dollar, and show them some extra thanks by giving back folded up into a heart. Learn how to use the traditional Japanese art of origami to fold up a dollar bill into the shape of a heart. Any denomination works if you're feeling extra generous.
Dollar bill origami is fun, simple & cute. All you need is a dollar bill and some origami folding skills. Spend your spare dollar on some creativity... and you will end up with a cute origami figurine. Watch this origami dollar bill tutorial to learn how to fold a shirt and pa ...more
This video shows the viewer how to fold an origami butterfly using a dollar bill. The woman in the video demonstrates the step-by-step technique used to create the butterfly with the dollar bill. Overall there are seven required steps to take an ordinary dollar bill and fold i ...more
Make an unbelievable paper toy from a piece of printer paper. You may have to watch this fast video a few times.
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
Enchant that special birthday boy or girl with a unique origami birthday pop-up card by following this well produced instructional video. 1. All you need is a two sided square piece of colorful wrapping paper to create your origami birthday pop-up card. As long as your paper i ...more
This tutorial video will show you how to make a dollar bill origami fighter jet. Very easy steps! Learn how to fold this simple origami model. All you need is a dollar and some origami skills.
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
Dollar bill origami is fun, simple & cute. All you need is a dollar bill and some origami folding skills. Spend your spare dollar on some creativity... and you will end up with a cute origami figurine. Watch this origami money tutorial to learn how to fold a dollar bill giraffe.
With Valentine's Day looming in our midst, it's high time to start thinking about what you'll be cooking up and crafting for your sweetheart. But instead of spending any money on anything, just keep one thing in mind—everybody loves cold hard cash, even as a valentine gift. So ...more
There's nothing worst than throwing a party without any music. That's like having watching the Super Bowl without any chips or beers...lame. While having a huge stereo system or set of portable speakers is a plausible solution, sometimes you find yourself without either of th ...more
This may just be one of the coolest origami folding projects we've ever come across at Wonder How To. Yeah, it looks almost impossible to fold and super complex, but if you're an advanced origami folder then this project will be fun to attempt. Check out the video to learn ho ...more