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Videos for Making Functional, Everyday Origami

  • On this page you will find links to video instructions for functional origami at home and work.It includes how to fold plastic bags, how to seal a paper bag for cooking popcorn in the microwave, folding and iPhone stand and a brush case.Click an image to view it’s associated blog post and video.
  • Below the thumbnails, you will also find a window to view our Youtube playlist for videos featuring folding techniques and tricks for everyday use.
  • For a list of all our video tutorials, visit Origami Spirit main VIDEOS page.
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Click the black bar at the bottom of the YouTube window for a listing of all the videos in this playlist.

This video playlist shows how to make some folds for everyday use at home and work. Although the videos are narrated in English with Spanish subtitles, origami is a universal language spoken through the movement of the hands, and the videos can be understood by anyone anywhere.

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  • Iris January 27, 2014, 11:47 pm

    Hi. I was wondering if u have a video on how to make an umbrella. I have looked even on YouTube but I can only find the type of origami umbrella in Chinese or Japanese the instructions and not a video. I am looking for a rounded type of umbrella and not pointy

    • Leyla Torres January 28, 2014, 7:20 pm

      Hi Iris,
      I’d love to be able to help you with the umbrella, but at the moment I don’t have instructions for one.

  • antonia December 18, 2013, 4:55 pm

    es la caja mas vacan del mundo

  • Meli June 28, 2013, 9:00 pm

    Hola Leyla , me preguntaba si podrias poner un video para hacer “Abanicos de Papel” , pero yo no estoy buscando los que tienen sostenidos palitos de helado , como ya veras en muchos , u otros videos de Youtube o Internet ect. Un abanico tradicional , y algo mas , que tuviera un “Mecanismo” para que suela abrirse e cerrarse. Como sos una profesional , crei que tendrias ideas para el mecanismo . Muchas Gracias . Meli

    Posdata : ¡Nesesito un abanico!

    • Leyla Torres June 29, 2013, 10:43 am

      Hola Meli,
      Conozco un abanico tradicional, pero sin el mecanismo que pides. He de hacerle el video, pero no te puedo prometer que sea pronto. Por supuesto tendré tu pedido en cuenta para un futuro no muy lejano.
      Por lo pronto te puedo dar este enlace para diagramas de un abanico básico tradicional.
      Gracias por escribir.


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