With the holidays almost around the corner maybe its a good time to practice some new skills. How about creating some Origami Christmas Trees.
The Origami Resource Center has a series of example folding instruction for you to begin with.
“…Most of these diagrams will make small origami Christmas trees suitable homemade greeting cards or for use as ornaments. Some models may be scaled up to be table-top size and some can be made into large structures 5′ or higher…”
More Christmas origami from Origami Resource Center
A ten minutes video showing a more complicated design (the music is painful but the final tree is great)
Another demonstration video
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Here’s a great time lapsed video of how to create an origami version of Evangelion Unit 01
Might be a bit tough to start with that art but still interesting to watch.
If its raining or its too cold (or too hot) or whichever other reason you have not to go outside here are some unusual paper toys that surely will impress your friends (or kids).
Many of these toys can be made with just a few sheets of paper, scissors and some tape, others like for example the the Paper Rose or Flower paper (see link section below) are more elaborate but should still be mastered by everyone.
The toys we chosen for this article are more like the ones you would create when you sit together with a group of friends or want to show your kids something old Daddy or Mom can do. There are of course many others that use templates to be printed on photo paper, cut with an art knife and then glued together. We provide links for these too…
Here’s a great way to create a F-16 Falcon Paper Airplane. The Amazing Paper Airplanes web site (link below) has detailed instructions plus a video and a PDF file for the coloring.
The Amazing Paper Airplanes web site has many more plans and instructions including the F-117A Nighthawk, Space Shuttle and Concorde.
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