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Dancing Cranes

Japanese designer Ugoita T assembles a fabulous quintet of dancing origami cranes. The paper birds shake their tails atop a magnetized stage and go on to produce a most charming dance routine. Check out Dancing Paper below.

Dancing Paper was created for a Honda art event in China.

[via @mindless_pixie]

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Flottille: Micro-Origamis That Unfold in Water

In a charming little video called Flottille, French artist Etienne Cliquet creates origami that is a few centimetres long, and then places them onto the surface of water.

Likely due to capillary action, the micro-origami as he calls it, slowly expands and opens up to reveal the shapes hidden underneath the main piece. It’s a wonderful, meditative piece – have a look at Flottille below.

[via New Scientist]

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Mui-Ling Teh’s Ever So Tiny Origami

I haven’t met Mui-Ling Teh, but I can assume she has the most dexterous fingers.

The 23-year old Canadian artist has always been a fan of paper craft and in 2008, she began creating origami on a truly miniature scale. She folds the 15×15mm paper with her fingers and only uses tweezers for the last few folds. Her paper art is millimeters in size and usually captured with a hand-held camera in super macro mode, or shot through a magnifying glass. Her smallest work to date is a crane folded from a 3×3mm piece of trace paper.

Have a look at some of her incredible miniature origami after the jump.

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Money as Art: Won Park’s Dollar Bill Origami

Origami master Won Park is known as a money folder for bending, twisting, and folding American dollar bills into beautiful life-like structures. His one dollar koi is stunningly detailed, from its perfect shape, to the eyes, and even the scales.

See a few more images in the gallery below.

More of Park’s fantastic dollar bill origami can be found on DeviantArt.

[via The Cool List]

BONUS: If you want to try your hand at creating his origami koi, Park provides downloadable instructions (PDF) and a set of video tutorials.