The Origami Windsurfer: expensive folding art | Photo: Craig Folds Five

Rigging up a windsurfer might be easy, but how good are you in Origami mode?

Origami is the traditional art of paper folding. It was born in the 17th century in Japan.

Today, you can do anything in Origami. All you need is will, patience, and a square sheet of paper.

Craig Folds Five, an Origami craftsman, has been making art with US dollar bills. His impressive technique gives money a new meaning.

A spectacular windsurfer is part of his artwork collection.

Let's learn how to make a simple Origami Windsurfer.

In the end, you'll have to promise to test it in good sailing conditions.

Origami Windsurfer 101

Ready for the challenge?

  1. Get a 15x15cm square white sheet of paper. Alternatively, try it with a newspaper;
  2. Fold the paper in half diagonally. You'll get a big triangle;
  3. Open it up, take the outer top edges, and fold them into the center;
  4. Take the bottom part and fold it in half, meeting point to point with the previous step;
  5. On the larger side, take the edge and make it even with the center without matching down. You'll see a triangle below;
  6. Do the same thing on the other side and try to get a good crease;
  7. Fold the first layer to where the little triangles are;
  8. Create a 90-degree angle. Set sail and compete against your friends;

Words by Luís MP | Founder of

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