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Franzidos enrich the appearance of crepe paper projects, such as piñatas or costumes. There are different forms of frowning that can be made, such as those that look like the hem of a dress or like those of a stud. Each type of crease is easy to create with crepe paper as it is an easy-to-handle material. Using multiple colors gives an extra dimension. Instructions Cut the crepe paper into strips of approximately 5 cm depending on the size of the waves. You can also use crepe paper for chains as it comes in rolls of 5 cm strips. Fold the crepe paper. Apply double-sided tape on sections of your design that need the shirring, whether decor, fancy or piñata. For example, if you want to create a ruffled collar on a piñata, apply the ribbon to the neck area to glue the paper. Go pasting the crepe paper strips and gently place small sections on…

On January 18, 2009, Himanshu Agrawal and nine students from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay set the world record for the largest origami giraffe. His giraffe, made of a piece of paper of 3.25 m², took 12 hours to be folded and has a height of 6 m. Even if you can not beat this record, you can still have fun by folding paper giraffes using this pattern created by Joost Langveld. Instructions Learn how to make an origami giraffe (Hemera Technologies / AbleStock.com / Getty Images) Place your paper on a surface with the stamped or colored side facing up. Fold it in half diagonally and unfold. Fold it in half diagonally in the other direction and unfold again. Creases should mark an X on your paper. Turn the paper so that the white side is facing up. Fold it in half vertically, then unfold. Repeat in the other direction and unfold. The creases should now mark…

Folding a flying dinosaur adds a creative twist to traditional origami. With a sheet of paper, you can make a creature that hover above a replica of its habitat. You can hang it on the ceiling, pin it on a notice board, perch it in your home as a fancy ornament or integrate it into a prehistoric collection. Instructions The ready-made origami dinosaur resembles a pterodactyl (Hemera Technologies / PhotoObjects.net / Getty Images) Make a balloon base. Fold the paper in half, top to bottom. Fold it again from left to right and unfold it. On the right half, make a crease from the bottom right edge to the top left edge, in the center fold. Take the lower right corner and take it to the lower left corner, flattening it to form a triangle. Turn over the paper and repeat. Fold down the top left flap and also the right flap, so that they are in the…

The pterodactyl is one of the dinosaurs that can be made using the art of origami. Origami is an ancient art that consists of making sculptures by folding a sheet of paper. By folding the paper in a series of steps, you will have your flying friend in no time. Making origami is a relaxing hobby, and you can create just about anything with this method, including a pterodactyl. Instructions An origami pterodactyl is an easy-to-do project (Jupiterimages / Goodshoot / Getty Images) Make three creases in the triangle using each end as the center of the fold and folding the paper toward the center of the opposite side of the triangle. Unfold after making each crease. You will have three intersecting lines coming out of each end and crossing the center of the triangle. Raise one side of the triangle starting from the middle line, where the top and bottom tips intersect. Open the raised tip…

Originated in the 17th century, origami still retains its fascination even today. To do this, no special tools are required, just paper. Neither cut nor glue are used, only a combination of basic folds that will turn a simple piece of paper into a work of art. The more experience you have, the more sophisticated the sculpture can be. If you are a beginner, however, start with a square piece of paper, fold it as instructed, and before you know it, you’ll have a chick ready to enchant anyone. Instructions Origami is simple enough for beginners and kids (Jupiterimages / Goodshoot / Getty Images) Fold the paper in half diagonally and crease. Then unfold it. Position the paper as if it were a diamond, leaving one end up and one down, and the crease upright. Fold the bottom right edge up so as to meet the crease. Do the same with the lower left border. Fold the…

Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper. Common origami items include flowers, animals and folded boxes, but making a paper gun is also possible using the origami folding technique. With just a square piece of paper you can create a realistic replica of a foldable pocket knife, which is no danger to others. To make miniature paper knives, use small squares of 5cm² paper, but work with a 15cm² square, until you are comfortable with the folding process. Instructions Fold a paper knife using a square paper (paper image by AGphotographer from Fotolia.com) Create an “X” folded in the middle of the square paper. Fold the two corners firmly together. Unfold the paper. Repeat with opposite corners. Place the paper on a flat surface and make the shape of a diamond. Make the first two folds similar to the tip of a paper airplane. Fold the lower right edge of the diamond and the right point toward the…

The origami technique, a type of paper craft, is used to create paper models, such as military fighter jets. The art of origami uses folds of paper to form almost anything imaginable. While some creations are simple and easy for kids to do for themselves, making an F-22 Raptor requires a little more skill and patience than an average kid can afford. You can impress your children with their new ability to fold paper by following simple instructions. Instructions Surprise your children with your new learning by doing a paper-fighter plane (Comstock / Comstock / Getty Images) Place the paper on a smooth surface with the large side facing you. Fold the paper in half, connecting the right edge with the left edge. Reinforce the fold in the center and unfold. Fold the top left and right edges to the center crease line so they touch. Glue the edges. The folded edges will create a triangle. Fold the…

There are many available models of origami representing hundreds of different animals, including various types of birds. Although some of them are made flat, other origami birds have three dimensions. One of the most traditional is the crane, a simple and elegant model. With a few small adjustments, the base of this bird can be used to create a model capable of flapping wings. Instructions Grous are considered a symbol of peace (Ryan McVay / Photodisc / Getty Images) Place the paper diagonally on a flat surface so that it looks like a diamond. If you are using a paper whose front and back colors are different, the colored side should face up. Fold the paper in half, joining the apex of the top with the vertex below. Make the crease and unfold. Join the left vertex with the right, merge and unfold. Turn the paper over and rotate it by 45 degrees. Fold the paper in half,…

Origami is the traditional Japanese art of folding paper. As with other animals, an origami alligator begins with a sheet of square paper. For even better effect, use dark green paper. The finished animal can be decorated as desired. Instructions A paper alligator is less scary than the truth (Hemera Technologies / PhotoObjects.net / Getty Images) Fold the two opposing sides of a piece of square paper so that they are in the center. Position the paper so that the center is horizontal. Fold the opposite sides right and left, joining them in the middle. When the creases have formed, fold them back to the original position. Fold each of the four corners so that they are on the center line. The crease previously formed forms the vertical edge of the resulting four equilateral triangles. Take the inner point of one of the triangles and move it from the outer edge of the paper so that it…

Origami consists of folding rectangular pieces of paper into intricate shapes. It uses a series of folds known as folds valleys and mountains. A fold down brings the ends of the paper up while a mountain fold leads the ends down. To create the simplest origami musical note, fold a rectangular piece of origami paper into an octave note. Add note to a set of origami musical instruments, like an origami guitar. Instructions Create an origami symbol of a musical note (Hemera Technologies / Photos.com / Getty Images) Load the paper with the white side up. Make a vertical crease in the center of the paper. Make creases on the diagonals, dividing the paper into four, creating creases linking each end of the paper to the center. Make creases by dividing the paper into eight, creating creases between the four previously created lines. Fold the paper along the creases so that the left and right edges are facing…

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