Modular Paper Basket

This instructional video shows you how to make a basket out of two square sheets of paper.  There is cutting involved, but no glue or tape needed to attach and fasten the pieces together.  You can get some interesting color combinations depending on the type of paper you decide to use.

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  • Square sheet of paper x 2
  • Cutting utensil

Modular 8 Point Star

This instructional video shows you how to make a modular origami star with 8 points.  I saw this on Pinterest and thought I’d share a video on how to make it.  It’s quick and easy to make the unit pieces, but linking them together (especially the last two) does take some patience and dexterity.

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– 8 square sheets of paper

– patience

Paper Bow

This instructional video shows you how to make a gift bow out of paper. There’s cutting involved, but glue or tape are not necessary… unless you’d like to attach the bow to a present or envelope. My wife saw this on Pinterest, and suggested I make a video for the site. I hope you like it.

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Materials:
– square paper
– cutting tool: scissors, box cutter, exact-o knife, etc.

Star from Pentagonal Paper

This instructional video shows you how to make a star from a piece of pentagon shaped paper… and of course I also show you how to make a pentagon from a piece of square paper. In this video, I start with a piece of paper that’s about 7 inches (175 mm) square, and the star ends up about half that size.

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Materials:
– one square sheet of paper
– cutting tools (I use a ruler, box cutter and cutting mat)

Sparrow / Twitter Bird

This instructional video shows you how to make an origami sparrow based on Perry Bailey’s design. You can view the pdf here. I say that my bird is based on Perry’s design because I couldn’t actually make the head according to Perry’s directions, so I figured something out on my own… also according to Perry’s diagram, the head of the bird would be a different color if you used two sided paper like I do in the video… the method I worked out keeps everything the same color. Perry designed the sparrow in 2000, but who knew it would end up looking very simliar to the Twitter bird logo years later 😉

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Materials:
– one square sheet of paper

Paper Boutonniere

This instructional video shows you how to take various origami designs and arrange them into a boutonniere which can be worn – Prom and Wedding season are right around the corner! If you like the idea, take it and run with it – then share pics of what you’ve made!

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Materials:

– origami flowers (your choice)
– green stem tape
– straight pin (to attach to suit jacket)
– other decorations / materials optional depending on your design / arrangement

Paper Corsage

This instructional video shows you how to take various origami designs and arrange them into a corsage which can be worn – Prom and Wedding season are right around the corner! If you like the idea, take it and run with it – then share pics of what you’ve made! Thanks to Allie for modeling these corsages!
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Materials:

– origami flowers (your choice)
– hot glue gun
– elastic band, ribbion, pipe cleaner, etc (to attach to wrist)
– other decorations / materials optional depending on your design / arrangement