The paper banger, also known as the snapper or flapper, is an excellent fold to frighten your friends and family. It's great at parties too!
You will need a large rectangle of paper. A3 size is ideal but you can use three layers of paper (on top of each other to form one thicker layer) from the colour magazines you find in the weekend newspapers.
An easy and unusual napkin fold. Taken from the 1906 edition of "Mrs Beetons Book of Household Management" this is one that you do not see in restaurants. Grab a napkin and have a go. You can make left and right footed boots.
A fabric napkin around 40cm in size is iseal for this model. You can also use a paper napkin if you wish but be sure not to split the plys when turning down the cuff.
This is a traditional and popular gift box made from two pieces of square paper the same size. Decorative gift wrapping paper is ideal.
Even though the two pieces of paper are the same size the lid of the finished box is a little larger so it will fit over the base.
15cm or 20cm squares make a strong and useful sized box.
This design, also known as the water lily, can be folded from almost any type of paper napkin. It can also be created from fabric napkins but this is best done in situ on the dining table so you do not need to move or disturb them as they easily unfold ready to be used by your dinner guests
Although it looks complicated the actual folding process is not difficult. Bear in mind that most napkins are never perfectly square so do not worry too much about accuracy, just make sure your folds are nice and flat to give the petals strength to stand firm.
With only six folds this cheeky chappie is easy to make. For the best effect you will need a square of paper which is white on one side and black or coloured on the other.
You can make baby penguins by cutting a square the same size that you used for the adult penguin into four smaller squares.
Did you know that Penguins are found only in the southern hemisphere, in Antarctica, Australia, South Africa, Chile, Argentina, Peru and Galapagos islands. There are no wild penguins in the northern hemisphere.
This is typical of the paper plane your grandfather would have folded when he was a schoolboy by tearing a page from his exercise book. With a little trial and error by tweaking the wings and tail you can achieve loops, circles, swoops and dives.
You will need a large rectangle of paper. A4 size printer paper is ideal and easily obtainable from your recycle box.