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Introduction to Origami - Learn an Ancient Artform

teacher avatar Kevin Hutson, Origami Artist

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Introduction

      1:37

    • 2.

      Paper Choices

      1:26

    • 3.

      Heart

      3:05

    • 4.

      House

      2:32

    • 5.

      Piano

      4:12

    • 6.

      Drinking Cup

      3:08

    • 7.

      Cicada

      3:56

    • 8.

      Samurai Helmet

      3:41

    • 9.

      Camellia

      4:52

    • 10.

      Butterfly

      5:44

    • 11.

      Church

      5:42

    • 12.

      Pajarita

      4:42

    • 13.

      Lover's Knot

      6:07

    • 14.

      Tato

      6:48

    • 15.

      Yakko-San

      4:23

    • 16.

      Pants

      5:02

    • 17.

      Crane

      7:24

    • 18.

      Thanks For Watching!

      0:34

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About This Class

Transforming a sheet of paper into a work of art is a fulfilling and meditative art form that's been practiced for over 1,000 years.

This course guides you through the basics of origami while you learn how to fold 15 different traditional origamis. These range in difficulty and style including a heart, house, piano, drinking cup, cicada, samurai helmet, camellia, butterfly, church, pajarita, lover's knot, tato, yakko-san, pants, and crane. You don't need any previous knowledge of origami to fold these! All you need are a few sheets of paper.

What You'll Learn

At the end of this course, you'll have some awesome origami skills to impress your friends! We start by going over the different types of paper that can be used to fold these. There are many different options for you, and most likely you already have some lying around the house. We then jump right into folding some boxes, but don't worry: we start out very simple. Every time we encounter a new type of fold, I thoroughly explain step-by-step how it's performed and fold it slow enough so it's easy to follow. Each traditional origami we fold gets progressively more difficult so you can hone your skill, accomplish new challenges, and have fun.

This course is part of a larger series on origami basics that I have released. These courses cover how to fold animals, sea animals, flowers, birds, action models, and much more. Make sure to click 'follow' so you don't miss any videos! I'm excited to share my passion for origami with you and will answer any questions you have along the way.

Other courses in my origami series:

Animals: https://skl.sh/3ma8tzL

Flowers: https://skl.sh/327xlRc

Birds: https://skl.sh/2EncsaN

Modular Spinning Top: https://skl.sh/2XeKrZP

The possibilities of what you can fold from a single sheet of paper are endless!

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Kevin Hutson

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I am an origami artist that has been folding and designing origami for over 10 years. Origami is one of my favorite passions and I love to share this unique art form with other people.

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1. Introduction: Hi everyone. In this course I'm going to introduce you to the ancient art of origami as I teach you step-by-step how to fold 15 unique origami designs. These designs range in difficulty, but we start off very simple and then progressively get more difficult as you develop your skills throughout the course, there's a wide range of subject matter, including a heart, a house, a cicada, a samurai helmet, a tomato, the traditional crane, and a lot more. This is a beginner course, so you don't need any previous experience with origami to be able to fold these. Anytime we encounter a new type of fold, I'll walk through it really slowly so everyone should be able to fold along. You also don't need any special tools or expensive supplies to get started. All you need is some paper. I'll go over exactly what types of paper can be used throughout this course. In the first video, you're sure to have subliming around your house already. Now, my name is Kevin and I'm an origami artist, had been folding and designing my own origami is for over ten years and I love teaching new people how to fold. I hope you fall in love with origami throughout this course. If you do, I have a whole series of origami courses I've released here on Skillshare. I have courses on boats, birds, flowers, Animals, dollar origami, modular origami action models that are interactive. Origami is that move and much more. I have a ton of course, is to help you continue on your origami journey. And if you click follow, you'll be notified every time I release a new course in the future. I hope you have so much fun folding these that you want to learn more. So I'll see you in the next video. 2. Paper Choices: One of the best parts about origami is you don't need any special tools or expensive supplies to get started. All you need is some paper. Throughout this course, I'll be using just a standard pack of 6-inch origami paper, which can be found in most art stores or it can be ordered online. If you can't find origami paper, pretty much any paper will work. You could try out the scrapbooking section. They usually have all sorts of interesting paper with different colors and designs on them. You could also try standard printer paper, newspaper, newspaper pages from an old book. Just about any type of paper will work just as long as you cut it down into a square paper I'll be using does have a color on one side and then white on the other, which is perfect for every design in this course. But if you only have paper that has the same color on both sides, Don't worry. Many of these only show one side of the paper and will still look exactly the same. But there are some that show both sides of the paper. These would be the drinking cup, the pocket veto, the house, the piano, church, the Camellia, the cicada, the potato, and the samurai helmet. These ones look really cool if you use a sheet that has a different color on each side, but they still look great if it only has one color. You could also try painting one side of the paper or gluing together two sheets of different colors. No matter what you decide, there are a ton of great options for paper. So I encourage you to get creative and have a lot of fun with it. But let's get down to folding. 3. Heart: In this video, we're going to learn how to fold a heart. This is a really simple one to fold. This is the easiest heart that I know of. So they're really fast and easy one, but it makes a cool look and heart. So let's get started. And we're going to start with the color inside, don't know, a valley fold in half along this diagonal, bring the right corner over to the left corner, all the way across. And then unfold. Next, we'll bring the top corner down to the bottom corner, but we're just going to make a small pinch mark right in the center. We learned that up at the bottom and then make just a tiny pinch goals. Now we're gonna take the corner on the top and fold it down to that pinch marks we just made. Next, we'll bring the bottom corner and fold that up to the center of this edge of top. Next we're gonna take this edge on the bottom right, and we'll fold it up to this center vertical crease. Then do the same thing on the left room. That bottom edge is at the center. Then now turn the whole thing over. Now we're going to bring this point on the top down to this edge where the colors change. And we just try to keep this edge parallel with this edge. Then do the same thing on the left. Then we're going to fold this point on the right and we're going to make a vertical valley fold. This starts right where this edge meets the outside edge. And repeat that on the left. And then turn the whole thing over there and our heart is complete. I hope yours looks great. You could try writing a note inside here as well. Are you going to write something on the outside? But make sure to take a picture of years and posted down in the project section. And I will see you in the next video. 4. House: In this video, we're going to learn how to fold a house. This is a really simple house to fold, but it does stand up on its own. It has a couple of squash folds, but I'll show you exactly how those work. And then in the next video, I'll teach you how to pull the piano that's starts with all the same steps, but then it just has a couple of other steps at the end of it to turn it into a piano. So it's really cool how you can kinda just build off of some of these simple designs. But in this video we're going to learn how to fold this house. So let's get to it. And we're going to start with the colored side down. No a valley fold in half along the verticals or bring this right edge over to the left edge. Let's make sure both of those corners line up and then increase it down and unfold. And now bring the top edge down to the bottom edge. Crease that all the way across. Next we'll take this right edge and bring it into this center vertical crease. Then do the same thing on the left, bring this edge into the center. Next one we're gonna make a squash fold. To do that, we'll start on the right. We're going to take just the top layer and swing it all the way over to the right. And we'll hold the layer underneath that in place as we do this. And it should start to form this triangle up top. I'm going to squash that triangle down symmetrically so that this crease lies right along the edge that's underneath. And you can increase down each of those sides. What do the same thing on the left side? The swing that top layer over and then crease it all down symmetrically. Now our house is complete and it should be able to stand up on its own. That's just a really quick and easy one that makes it really great. Look in house. Take a picture of yours and post it down in the project section. Then I'll see you in the next video. 5. Piano: In this video, we're going to learn how to fold a piano. This is a really cool little piano that stands up on its own. I'll show you how to fold just the basic version, but you can also draw on some keys. So it looks a little bit more like a piano, but I think it looks really cool even without that. Now that starts out with all the same steps as the house that we folded in the last video. Then there's a few more steps at the end to turn it into a piano. So it's a great way to build off what we learned in the last video that let's get started. We're going to start with the colored side down o valley fold in half along the vertical. Bring this right edge over to the left edge. Make sure both the corners line up and then increase it across. And then unfold. Now a volt and a half along the horizontal spring, the top edge down to the bottom edge. Then three, so that's all the way across. Next, we'll take this edge on the right and bring it into the center vertical crease. The same thing on the left. Next we'll turn those into squash folds. So with this flap on the right, we're just going to take the top layer, swing that all the way over to the right. Then that will form this triangle up top, and you can just squash it down symmetrically. Then do the same thing on the left. Now it should look just like the house that we made in a previous video, but we need to make a few more steps to turn it into a piano. We're going to take this flap or we're going to valley fold it up right along these edges where Changes. Next we'll take that top edge and fold it down to that edge we just made. Increase that down and then unfold up. Next we'll take that top edge and bring it into that crease. We just made crease that down. And then fold that flap over along the we made in the previous step. And then we valley fold the flap on the right into the center, right along the existing crease. And do the same thing on the left. Now just make sure you have everything nice and sharp. Then you can hold the piano uprights. And we're going to take this flap and just open it up. And as you pull that down, you can let it go and it should catch rate on these edges. Then just open it up and that this area should be at a 90 degree angle with the back of the piano. And then the front of the keys should form a 90 degree angle with the top of the keys. And that it should be able to stand up on its own. And you can definitely try drawing on some keys here. So it looks a little more like a piano, but I think it looks great as it is. Make sure to take a picture of yours and posted down in the project section. Then I'll see you in the next video. 6. Drinking Cup: In this video, we're going to learn how to fold a drinking cup. This is a really fast one to fold. It only involves a couple of folds to get there, but it'll turn into a really cool cup that's completely sealed at the bottom so you can actually fill it up with a liquid and drink out of it if you're using just regular paper and only last a couple of films. But as a cool little competence, really fun to fold and drink out of. So let's get started. Then we're going to start with the colored side down. And we'll valley fold in half along the diagonal, bring the bottom right corner up to the top left corner. Just line those corners up and then increase it all the way across. And then rotate a little bit. Next we're gonna take this edge on the top-left and bring it down to this bottom edge. But we're only going to make a small pinch mark on the side. So line that edge up on the bottom and don't crease it all the way across to sign it up and then make a tiny pinch right where it meets this edge. And then unfold it. Next. We're gonna take this corner on the left hand, bring it up to that benchmark we just made. So bright on that pinch and then increase it. Now we can bring the corner on the right and we'll take that up to where this edge meets this edge. Next we're going to valley fold this top point down using just the top layer. And we'll valley fold it down right along these edges. And then turn the whole thing over. And now we're going to valley fold this point down right along that edge that we just made behind. Then you can turn it back over. Next, we're going to open up these two layers apart from each other. And then we'll look at the bottom and we're going to make a small curved crease that just runs between these two points. So I'll show you what I mean is press gently on the bottom and kinda run your finger across and just do it really lightly. Just making a small curved crease and that will help this stuff hold its shape. And now our drinking cup is complete. Now you can try to fill this up with water and drink out of it depending on what type of paper you use that might work well or it might fall apart. But I hope yours looks great. Make sure to take a picture and post it down in the project section. And then I will see you in the next video. 7. Cicada: In this video, we're going to learn how to fool a cicada. This is a really cool cicada that has a nice color change on it. I like this one a lot. There are a few folds that are done to taste so there's no reference points for it. So you can adjust those a little bit to make it look exactly how you want it. You can make wings that stick out a little bit more or you can make it a little bit wider or skinnier. So it's fun to mess around with the proportions and see what you come up with that. Let's get started. We're going to start with the colored side down. And we'll valley fold in half along the diagonal. So we'll bring this bottom right corner up to the top left corner. This line goes towards a crease it all the way across. And then rotate. Next, we'll bring each of these corners up to this corner on the top. Start on the rates, pulled that point right up to the top and then increase it. The same thing on the left. Next we're going to valley fold this flap down. Then the creases going to start right on this corner on the right, and it's going to hit out in this direction. There's no reference for this, but I'll show you what it looks like. That down. And then you can swivel around about to hear. This part is just done to taste. It will just affect the position of the wings. But I'll fold it about that much. Then do the same thing on the left side. It's full dot down, but try to make it symmetrical to the one on the right. Next we're going to pull down this top point with just the top layer. Will valley fold it down. There's no reference for this, but hold it down about this much. It's making sure to keep it in the center. Then we'll fold down the next point. No reference for this one either, but you just want to make a nice white striped. Next we're going to mountain fold this flap behind on the right. Again, there's no reference for this. That will fold it back about like this. Now you could do this as a valley fold from the other side. But I'd like to do it from this side so I can see what the final cicada will look like. They'll fold it back about this much and then increase it. And this will just affects whether you have a skinny or fats Al-Qaeda. And we'll do the same thing on the left. Tried to make it similar to the one on the right. And then our cicadas all done. I like the way this one looks a lot with that nice color change in the middle. You can always play around with their proportions to have the wings either further out or you could have them tucked in a little more. You can make this stripe bigger or smaller. You can make the head bigger. You could make a really fat one or a skinny one. Just mess around with it and find one that you like the most. Then take a photo of that and post it down in the project section. And I will see you in the next video. 8. Samurai Helmet: In this video, we're going to learn how to fold a samurai helmets. This is a really cool helmet that you can open up and put on your finger or onto a little action figure or doll. Or you can pull it from a really large sheet and make one that's big enough to fit on top of your head. But it uses both sides of the paper so it has both colors showing. But I really like this little samurai helmet. So let's get started. Now we're going to start with the colored side down. And we're in a valley fold in half along the diagonal. So we'll bring this top right corner down to the bottom left corner. Just make sure those corners line up and then increase it all the way across. Then we'll rotate. Next, we'll take both of these corners and we're going to bring them down to the bottom. We'll start with this one on the right. Bring it down to that bottom corner and then increase it. Then do the same thing on the left. Next, we're going to take both of those corners and we'll fold them up to the top. So we'll start on the right again. Let's hold it right up to that top corner and then increase that down. Same thing on the left. Next we are going to valley fold this flap out to the right and this folder first and then show you what it should look up Calais folded out that much. And you want to make it so that this edge is parallel, is this and perpendicular with these vertical edges in the center. Then we'll do the same thing on the left side. Next we're going to fold this bottom point, and we'll do this with just the top layer. Then. There's no reference for this one. What we're going to fold it up about this much. This, make sure this point stays in the center. Next, we will take this edge and we're going to fold that up along the edge that's running underneath here. And just make sure this flap doesn't slide around as you do this. Next, we'll take the bottom point and valley, fold it up along this edge. And then unfolds. Now we'll open up this pocket and the bottom. And we're going to re-form that valley fold, but we'll tuck it inside. And then you can open. It's often rounded a little bit. And our samurai helmet is complete with a six inch sheet. It can fit on your finger, but if you pulled it from a really large sheet of paper, you could make one that will fit on your head. I hope yours looks great. Make sure to take a picture and posted down in the project section. Then I'll see you in the next video. 9. Camellia: In this video, we're going to learn how to fold a chameleon, which is a really common flour in Asia with one does show both sides of the paper. So it's really cool if you use a sheet of paper that has a different color on each side. But I really like the way this flower looks, so I'm excited to teach it. Let's get down to folding. Now we're going to start with the colored side down. And we'll valley fold in half along both of the diagonals. Next we'll fold this bottom edge up to this diagonal. Now we're going take the right edge and folded into this diagonal. Now for this next step, we're going to form this crease has a mountain fold and then we're going to swing this point up. It is going to lie right along this edge. So I'll just show you what it looks like. We form this as a mountain bolt. We're going to fold that up. Just making sure that these edges lie right on top of each other. Then press it all down. And it should look like that. Next we're gonna take this top edge and fold it into the diagonal. Then we'll do a step that's just like the one we did before. We'll form this into a mountain fold and then swing it over right along that edge and increase it all down. And this time, this point should line up right with where these two edges meet. Next we're going to fold this point over to this point. And we'll do a step just like before. Well formed this into a mountain fold and then swing this point down to this point, more of that mountain and then bring the point down and then press it all down firmly. Now for the last flap, it's trapped underneath. So we need to move this flap out of the way. And then we'll just reach in and grab this layer out from underneath. Let's pull out all the way out and start to close this back up. And we're going to be reversing this crease. And it will just lay it flat like that. Then we'll do that step like before. We'll take this mountain fold and bring it over to this point. Then press it all down. You can bring this flap back down. Now we just need to tuck this flap into this pocket. And then tuck this flap into the pocket underneath. And now we can just lift the edges up a little bit, give it a little bit of shape. And then we have a really nice looking flower. I hope yours looks great. Make sure to take a picture and post it down in the project section. And I will see you in the next video. 10. Butterfly: In this video, we're going to learn how to fold a butterfly. This is a really cool one to use paper that has a design on it so you can get some designs on the wings, but it'll look cool no matter what kind of paper you use. So let's get down to it. We're going to start with the coincide and down. And now a valley fold in half along both of the diagonals. Now a valley fold in half along the horizontal or vertical. Next we're gonna take this edge, all right, and we'll fold it into this center vertical crease. Same thing on the left. Next, I'll take the top edge and fold that down to the center horizontal crease. Then do the same thing on the bottom. Next, we're going to take this point and we're going to be folding this out to the right. And as we do that, we're gonna make a new valley fold that runs from the center out to this point on the top right. So I'll show you what that looks like. Hug that corridor out so the side and then increase it down. We'll do the same thing on the left, both of the corners on the bottom. Now we're going to mountain fold the whole thing in half, goes to the center. Press it all down. Next, we're gonna take this top flap on the right and we're going to Valley folded down. Same thing on the left. Next we're going to make a valley fold. On the left side here. It's going to start right at point. Then it's going to run down this way. There's no reference for this, but I'll just show you what it looks like. We'll fold it over about this much. Go to the same thing on the right side. Try to make it symmetrical. Now we'll valley fold the whole thing in half. Next we're going to fold just one of these flaps over to this side. And it's going to be a valley fold. It starts to rate from Miss points in runs up this direction. There's no exact reference. I'll fold it first and then show you a from both sides. And we can see that crease one's about. And then what this flap on the left, we're going to mountain fold it right along that crease. We just made this folded down. And it should all be symmetrical. Now, all of these points should line up. And then you can just open it up. And then our butterfly is complete. This can be a fun one twofold with paper that has a unique pattern or design on it. But I hope yours looks awesome. Make sure to take a picture and post it down in the project section, and I'll see you in the next video. 11. Church: In this video, we're going to learn how to fold a church or a canceled, depending on how you look at it. There's the really fun one to fold. It involves a few different squash folds. It does show both sides of the paper, so it looks really cool if you use a sheet of paper that has a different color on each side, that was the fun one to Poland. So let's get started. Then we're going to start with the colored side of o valley fold in half along the horizontal and the vertical. Now we'll turn the paper over and we'll valley fold in half along both of the diagonals. Next we're going to form all these creases at the same time. So we'll bring these opposite edges and will bring their centers down to line up with the center of the bottom edge. Bunch of creases should start to form as we do that. And once those have met up at the bottom, we're going to take the final edge and bring that to meet the other three. Then we can flatten everything down symmetrically. You should have two flaps on the right and two flats on the left. Next we're going to take this flap on the right and we're going to bring it up to this point on the top. The same thing on the left. Next, we're going to turn those into squash folds. So we'll start with this one on the right. Just point this flap Street up in the air and then sprint the layers apart from each other. Then as you do that, we're going to take the tip of that point and bring it down to the center. Then once that since down in the center you can flatten everything and it should have this nice square here now. Now we'll repeat that on the left. So pointed straight up in the air, separate the layers from each other. And then flatten. And now turn the paper over and repeat all of that on this side. So bring this point up to the top. Same with the left. And then turn them into squash folds. Next we're going to make a book fold. So we're gonna take one flap and so we get over from right to left, just like you're turning the page of a book. And then turn the whole thing over here and we can look, hold on this side. So like one flap over. Next, we're going to bring this edge on the right into the center vertical crease. Same with the edge on the left. And then turn it over. And then repeat that on this side, bring both of those edges into the center. And then we can make a book fold. So swing one flap over from right to left. Then turn it over and make another book folds so everything is symmetrical again. Next we're going to make a squash fold with this flap right here. So we'll just take the top layer, swing it over to the right. And then we'll separate these layers out from each other and press the top-down symmetrically and it should form a small triangle. Then we'll do the same thing on the left. So squash full dots. Then we're just going to valley fold this point right along these edges where the colors change. And then our church is complete, should be able to stand up on its own. I hope yours looks awesome. Take a picture and post it down in the project section so I can take a look and I'll see you in the next video. 12. Pajarita: In this video, we're going to learn how to fold a pie Rita, which is Spanish for little bird. This is a really old traditional model that is believed to have come out of Spain or at least somewhere in Europe. But it's really unique design that they'll show up both sides of the paper. And it's just a creative way to make a little bird puzzle the puzzle wonderful. So let's get started. We're going to start with the colored side down o valley fold in half along both of the diagonals. Next we're going to make a blend folds will bring each of these four corners into the center of this x. And then unfold each of those. And then turn the paper over. Next, we're going to make some valley folds to form a square that connects each of these crease intersections. And we'll start with this one on the bottom. Let's do this. We're just gonna take this edge and we're going to fold it up so that the center of this edge lies right in the center of the square. And then we're only going to crease this down between these two. We want to start in the middle and then stop when we hit these creases. And then unfold. And now we have a valley fold connecting these two intersections. Then we need to do that with the other three edges. I find it a little easier to just rotate as I do this. Make sure to stop when you hit those creases. Now you could create these all the way out to the edges, but then you'll just have some extra creases that show up on the final model. Next, we're going to form each of those creases on that x at the same time. Next, we want to flatten each of these points. Then we do that just by swinging it out to the side. I'm pressing down the swing them out to the sides like this. Now I just want to take this flap and swing it down. We want the flaps oriented like this. Then we're going to mountain fold the whole thing right along this crease. Just pick it up and folded like this. Next we just need to make an outside reverse folds using this crease. Do that. We'll just open these layers apart from each other a little bit. And then we're going to swing the paper over to the other side to keep opening that until it starts to pop through that. And then we'll close it back up. Press everything down firmly and it should have just a nice color change now forming the head. There we have our papa Rita should be able to stand up on its own. And I hope yours looks great. Make sure to take a picture and post it down in the project section, and I'll see you in the next video. 13. Lover's Knot: In this video, we're going to learn how to fold. A lover's not. This is a really fun one to fold and has a pretty unique last step. This is an old traditional model and that idea for the lovers NOT comes from the idea that if you were to write a letter to someone and you didn't want anyone to be able to read it, then you could fold it up into this because it's really difficult to undo and then reassemble like this without leaving any evidence that you opened it because it'll end up wrinkling the paper. And if you don't know the folding sequence, there's no way to get it to look like this again. So whoever receives the letter can know that it hasn't been read by anyone else if it looks like this. So this is a pretty unique one. But let's get down folding. We're going to start with the colored side down. Now a valley fold in half along both of the diagonals. So bring the top-left corner down to the bottom right corner. Told both of those corners in place and then increase it all the way across. And then unfold and bring the top right corner down to the bottom left corner. And then unfolds. Next we'll make it blends folds will bring each of these four corners into the center of this x. So we'll start with the top left, line it up right. And we wanted the top right and bottom ray and the bottom left. And then turn the paper over. Now I'll make another blends fold on this side. So we'll bring each of these four quarters into the center again. All right. Now turn the whole thing over. Next, we're going to hold this in the air. For the next step, we're going to be pressing each of these four sides in at the same time. And as we press those in, we want each of these four corners to point O. Well, just go really slowly. We show it angles as this is happening. Make sure those corners are pointing up. And then they should all meet in the middle. And then press two flaps over to one side and then two flaps over to the other side. And then lay it all flat and press it down firmly. And everything should be symmetrical. Next we're going to turn this flap on the right into a squash fold. To do that, we're just going to spread this layer of parts and bring it over to the right. And squash old should happen naturally since all the existing creases are already there. And just press that down and form this nice square. Now, the same thing on the left side. And then turn the whole thing over to repeat those squash folds on this side. Next we're going to take this point on the top right and bring that down to the bottom in the center. The same thing on the left. Then turn it over and it's the same thing on this side. Next, we're going to pick the whole thing up and we'll look at it from this side. We're going to begin pulling these sections apart from each other. And as we do that, this spot in the center is going to open up. So if you just start tugging, if you press down on the center a little bit, if you need to. And then if you just put pressure equally in all four directions, it will start to just open up. That can help to push on it from the back as well. Just go really slow, make sure it's opening up into a square. You shouldn't have to use too much force to make it happen. Then once it's all the way opened up, you can freeze everything down firmly. And now we've completed our lovers. Not if you had written a note on the inside of this, it would all be hidden in there. And then if someone were to try to open this up, there'd be no way for them to do it without making it noticeable that they ruined this section right here. So you'd be able to know for sure whether or not someone opened up your letter. Now, I hope yours looks great. Make sure to take a picture and post it down in the project section. And then I'll see you in the next video. 14. Tato: In this video, we're going to learn how to fold a tomato. Potato is a Japanese flat container, kinda like an envelope. This is a really cool look and one that you can open up and then put a letter inside of, and then it closes up really easily as well. This is a really unique kind of envelope. This just really cool to put a letter in to give to someone. So let's start pulling. Now we're going to start with the colored side. We're going to valley fold in half along the horizontal. So we'll bring this top edge down to the bottom edge. Make sure both of the corners line up and then increase it all the way across. Next we're going to make a valley fold that runs from this corner on the top-left and extends all the way down to this corner on the bottom right. Now it's easiest if you just start with a small pin trait from the corner of top. And then you can swivel it around and then pinch right where it meets the corner on the bottom rights. And then you can extend those pinches into meet each other. And then turn the paper over. We're going to do the same thing on this side. Extend from this top left corner down to the bottom right corner. And then will unfold all of that. And now let's rotate that 90 degrees and repeat those steps on this side. So we'll turn the paper back over that valley, fold it in half, and then make that crease from the top left to the bottom right. Then turn it over, then make that crease on this side. Now we can open it all the way up. The white side up. Next we're going to re-form this valley folds. For this next step. We're going to take this crease that runs out to this corner. We're going to form it into a mountain fold. And then we're going to swing it down so that this crease will lie along this edge. And this point will actually lie along where this crease meets the edge. Will show you what that looks like. It form that mountain folds and bring it down. Edge underneath. Then that increase that down. And then we'll form this valley fold. Now we're going to take this edge and do the same thing. We're going to bring that down to meet the edges underneath. Then they compress it all down firmly. And then all of this, unfold, all of that. Then rotate 90 degrees and repeat those steps again. So we'll just form this valley fold. Then turn this into that mountain fold and bring it down to the edge. Then do the same thing with the next edge. Then unfold all of that. Rotate, then repeat and unfold, rotate and repeat. This time you're going to leave it folded. And then we'll rotate. Now we're just going to re-form some of those creases. So I'll take this point and we're going to bring it down to this corner. And then re-form the other increases and close it up. Then rotate. Do the same thing here. This swing, this point down to the bottom. Re-form decreases again. And then rotate. This one. We're going to swing that down. Then we need to free some trapped paper. So open that up and free the paper out. And then re-form these creases. And then our tomato is complete. This is a really cool way to write a letter. You can open it up pretty easily. Then it's really easy to close again. So I hope yours looks awesome. Make sure to take a picture and post it down in the project section, and I'll see you in the next video. 15. Yakko-San: In this video, we're going to learn how to fold a Jaco son. This is a traditional Japanese model, and in Japanese, Yakuza means Samurais servant, though it's a little person. And then in the next video I'll teach you how to pull some pants that go really well with it. You can actually slide them right into the bottom. Then you have the whole person. I encourage you to fall built-in them so you have the completed person. But let's get started folding the Jaco sound. And we're going to start with the colored side down. Now a valley fold in half along both of the diagonals. Next we're going to make a blitz fold. So again, each of these four corners into the center of this x that will start with the top-left. So I ended up right in the center of that X and then increase it down. And do the same thing with the other three corners. And then turn the paper over. And we're going to make another blends fall on this side. So bring each of these four corners into the center of the X and then turn the paper over. Now we're going to make one more blends fold, bringing each of these four corners into the center. And then turn the paper over. Next, we're going to look at this flap up on the top. We're going to swing this point that's in the center, all the way up to this corner on the top. But as we do that, we're going to open these two layers apart from each other. Now once that point meets up at the top, you can form these creases, making a nice little rectangle. Next, we'll do that with the flap on the right. Let's do the same thing. Spread those layers apart and swing the points all the way over. And we'll do that one more time with this point on the bottom. Then we turn that and our Jaco sun is complete. And then in the next video I'll be teaching you how to fold some pants to go along with that. Those pants can just slide right into the bottom. And they look really awesome together. But this one looks really cool without the pens still. I hope yours looks great. Make sure to take a photo and post it down in the project section, and I'll see you in the next video. 16. Pants: In this video, we're going to learn how to fold some pants. This is a pair of pants that goes really well with the Jaco song that I taught in the last video. They slide right onto the bottom. And then you have it completed person. And again means samurai server in Japanese Law, I really like this little guy. Hopefully you fold is the upper portion of it in the last video. And then now we can start building some plants. And we're going to start with the colored side down. Now a valley fold in half along both of the diagonals. Next, we'll make a blend mode sobering each of these four corners into the center of this x. Now turn the paper over and then we'll make another blends fold on this side, bringing each of these four corners into the center of this x. Now I'm going to turn the paper over and make another blends Bold on this side. And then turn the paper over. Next, we're going to focus on this flap up top. We're going to swing this point in the center all the way out to the point up top. And at the same time we're going to open these two layers apart. So to swing that point. Then once it lines up at the top, you've been crease it down, and then you should have a nice rectangle. Let's do the same thing with the opposite flap. Now this next step is a bit unusual. We're going to be unfolding a lot of things. It's unlike pretty much any other step that we've done before. But we're going to take these two points. And we're going to bring them out to the side. Unfolding as we go. When we're about right here. We're going to be popping these points through to the other side. I'll show you that from the back side, you just press your thumbs directly on these points and then push those pop over to the other side. So I'll flip it back over. And then we're going to be making a valley fold that runs right through this area. And we're just going to press everything down as we do that. So there's form that valley folds. And then you can lay it down and just press everything down firmly. And then our cancer all done. They go really well with that Jaco song that we folded in the last video. You can slide it right into the opening at the bottom. And it looks at great length that I hope yours looks awesome. Make sure to take a picture and post it down in the project section. And I will see you in the next video. 17. Crane: In this video, we're going to learn how to fold the traditional Crane. This is the most folded origami model of all time. It's extremely iconic. It's definitely a good one to have memorized because just instantly recognizable to anyone, it doesn't involve a couple more difficult steps. It involves a couple of petal folds and then some entire reverse folds. But I'll walk through everything nice and slow to make sure you're able to fold along. I'm excited to teach this one, so let's get down to folding. Now we're going to start with the colored side up and over valley fold in half along both of the diagonals. And then turn the paper over. Now a valley fold in half along the horizontal and the vertical. Next we'll form all of those creases at the same time. So we'll bring these opposite corners down to meet this corner on the bottom right. And as we do that, a bunch of creases should start to form. Then once those three corners are on the bottom right, we'll bring the fourth corner down to lie along the other three. Then press it all down firmly. Rotate a little bit. Then we should have this square that has two flaps on the right and two flaps on the left. Next we'll take this edge on the bottom right and we're going to bring it into this center vertical crease. And make sure it lines up all the way down to this corner. And then increase it down. And then bring the edge on the bottom left into that same center vertical crease. And now valley fold down along these edges. Let's swing this point down right along those edges and increase it. Then unfold all three of those. Next we're going to turn this into a petal fold. To do that will open up just this top layer. We're going to Valley folded up along this crease we just made. And as we swing that points out, these two valley folds at the bottom should start to farm. So we can close it up on those valley folds and then just continue swinging that point up to the top. And then this should all happen very naturally. We can press it all down firmly, should look like that. And then turn the paper over. And we're going to repeat all of those steps on this side and bring the bottom right edge into the center. Same with the edge on the bottom left. And then valley fold this top point down along those edges. And unfold all three of those. Then turn that into a petal folds. Next we're going to bring this edge on the bottom right into the center. And it can be helpful to leave just a little tiny gap book or the center. And I'll show you what I mean. So you notice that little tiny gap, so it's not bolded all the way to the center. This one, it's helped to be able to close it up in a later step. Then we'll do the same thing with the edge on the bottom left. And then turn the whole thing over again, repeat on this side. Next we're going to make an inside reverse fold with this flap on the bottom right. So to do that, well, open these two layers apart from each other, and then we're going to swing the point up, the rule, those two layers. And then as you sweep that up, we're going to close the flap up in this direction. And before you press everything down, you can scribble this point around. I like to bring it right here so that this edge lies right where this edge meets this edge. But that part's done to taste you can, some people leave it right here. You can really put it anywhere in there, but I like how it looks right here. And then we're going to do the same thing on the left side. Well inside reverse fold this point, it will close it up. Then we're going to inside reverse fold this point on the right just to form the head. So swing that point through and then close it up with the head pointing down. Belt like that. Next we just need to fold the wings down. So just take this wing and fold it down as far as it will go, will increase that and turn it over and fold the wing down on this side. Then open the wings up at a 90 degree angle. Then our crane is all done and is a really fun one to fold. And you actually do a bunch of different types of fold when you're folding this. So the petal folds and inside reverse folds. So it's a great one to learn and have memorized. It's really good practice for the different types of folds. But I hope yours looks awesome. Make sure to take a picture and post it down in the project section, and I'll see you in the next video. 18. Thanks For Watching!: Thank you all so much for watching this course. I hope you had a lot of fun folding everything. Make sure to take some photos of yours and post them down in the project section so I can see what you were able to create. If you're stuck on any steps or you have any questions or suggestions, don't hesitate to reach out. Also, if you can rate and review this course, it would mean a lot to me. And don't forget to click Follow so you don't miss out on any of my future origami courses. 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