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Good for decoration,gift envelope(and secret messages)
I learned to make this from a book (sorpresas de papel)about 6 years ago,in the book they use them as a hot air balloon, they´re good for so many things,I use them as decoration,for gifts,earrings,and also make a lamp!,Use magazine pages,recycle some paper, If you want to tell a secret to someone, put the message on it,this is the most versatile origami I´ve ever made,it´s really easy,so enjoy!

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  • How to fold an origami shape. Chinese Balloon - Step 1
    Step 1

    Use a paper square,that measures the same wide and long,fold diagonal IMPORTANT: If you use colored paper,put the color side down.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Chinese Balloon - Step 2
    Step 2

    Do the same both sides.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Chinese Balloon - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold vertical and horizontal.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Chinese Balloon - Step 4
    Step 4

    If you want to write a message(use tiny letter),just in the center of your folded paper,(on the non colored side).

  • How to fold an origami shape. Chinese Balloon - Step 5
    Step 5

    This is how it looks when you make the origami magic triangle(instructions in the next step).

  • How to fold an origami shape. Chinese Balloon - Step 6
    Step 6

    Fold in half,holding the lateral points,bring them down to the centre point of the square,(click on the images for a clearest view).

  • How to fold an origami shape. Chinese Balloon - Step 7
    Step 7

    Fold the sides to meet the center

  • How to fold an origami shape. Chinese Balloon - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now you got this,do the same the other sides.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Chinese Balloon - Step 9
    Step 9

    It must look like this.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Chinese Balloon - Step 10
    Step 10

    Again,fold the sides to meet the center.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Chinese Balloon - Step 11
    Step 11

    Make a little pocket with them.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Chinese Balloon - Step 12
    Step 12

    Put the triangles into the small pockets.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Chinese Balloon - Step 13
    Step 13

    Repeat on the other sides too.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Chinese Balloon - Step 14
    Step 14

    It looks like this,carefully,blow on the center to inflate it.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Chinese Balloon - Step 15
    Step 15

    By now,you have this.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Chinese Balloon - Step 16
    Step 16

    And you´re actually finished.

  • How to fold an origami shape. Chinese Balloon - Step 17
    Step 17

    To read the message,just see the cube back light.

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Reagan T.
Reagan T. · Granite Bay, California, US · 8 projects
I dont understand the tute :/
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LOVEISMOVEMENT
LOVEISMOVEMENT · Pleasant Lake, Michigan, US · 4 projects
that is very easy ^_^ made a couple when i was making some origami ones. better give a crush one of these then people dont know how to read it :]
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xxSelfDestructionxx
xxSelfDestructionxx · Nobleford, Alberta, CA · 2 projects
in step 11 and 12 mostly in step 12 were do the triangles come from!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Aurore
Aurore · Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, FR · 17 projects
Beautiful paper on the main picture !
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Alf
Alf · Puerto Rico, Misiones Province, AR · 17 projects
Me gustan las pantallas. Happy
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
greate tute, !!!!
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