How to Make a Bookmark | Origami

How to Make a Bookmark | Origami


This is a video for an origami bookmark. The first step for the origami bookmark is
we’re going to start with a sheet of paper with the color on top, and what we’re going
to do is we’re going to make a diagonal fold. So go ahead and take one corner and bring
it all the way up to the other. Make sure that it’s right on top, so that
it’s not off to the side one way or the other, but right there. Go ahead and hold it in place, slide your
finger on your other hand down, and then hold it in place with your thumb, slide out to
the edge, and then slide out to the other edge. That should give you some really nice sharp
corners. Open that back up and then we’ll do the other
side. Take the bottom all the way up to the top
for the other diagonal. Open that up, flip it over, and now we’re
going to do two book folds. So the book fold, the bottom edge is going
to go all the way up to the top, again, try and make it as precise as you can, hold it
in place and then squish it down on the bottom. Open it back up and then do the other one
as well. So we’re going to have both of the book folds,
squish that down. Now this last book fold go ahead and leave
that in place, and you’re going to put your fingers right up on top, near the top of the
corners of the paper. What we’re going to do is we’re going to put
all four corners of the paper together at the same spot right at the top. We’re going to fold that down and that’s going
to make what’s called a square base, and the square base doesn’t use any new folds. It’s just using all of the creases that we
already have. It’s just re-positioning them. So go ahead and lock that down. You want two flaps on each side, so that you
have its equal on both sides. And now we’re going to take one flap of paper,
there are a bunch of flaps here at the top. Go ahead and just take the top flap and what
we’re going to do is we’re going to rotate it and put it inside the paper. You see how I’m not folding it down over the
top. I’m actually folding it back the other direction,
back inside the model and just push it all the way up, until it gets as high up into
the model as you can, and then squish it flat just like that. And we do that on the front and then also
on the back, so go ahead and take the next sheet, rotate it back, and put it all the
way underneath, pushing it up as far as it’ll go and then squishing it down. Then go ahead and find whatever you’re working
on or whatever you’re reading and the squarish corner and then this right here is the origami
bookmark. It’ll slide and it’ll fit right there on top
and it’ll hold your place, wherever you are; the origami bookmark.

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