One of the greatest things about the internet? Free papercraft downloads. Enjoy Botropolis' collection of 50 fun robots. Just download, print, and assemble. My top ten favorites below. Wall-E. Robocop. Optimus Prime. R2-D2. The Terminator. Poseable Toy Robot. Retro Bot. Godzilla. Poco Bot with 6 rotation points. Robot Owl.
This video demonstrates how to make a loud and annoying paper popper. Prepare a regular sheet of paper and lay it down on the table or a flat surface. Fold the lower portion of the paper at about an inch and a half (1.5") or two inches (2"). Fold it the second time at about the same length you did with the first. Then, fold the paper right in the middle in the opposite direction with your first two folds. Your paper should now be folded to resemble a nurse's hat. Hold one corner of the folded...
UK-based artist Matthew Nicholson is a man of many talents: designer, photographer, professional free runner and papercraft engineer—and in the latter of which, he generously posts free downloadable DIY kits for your folding pleasure.
Learn how to make a three dimensional city from a sheet of paper. Start with a flat drawing of a city scape and a sharp X-acto knife. Cut along each vertical line of each window. Cut along each horizontal line of each window. Be very precise and do not cut past the end of the line. Cut out arches of doorways. Make incisions along horizontal lines of buildings. Cut along horizontal lines of stairs. Do not cut along any dotted lines. Once done cutting, begin folding. Fold along dotted lines. Cr...
Make your own Optimus Prime out of paper. It even transforms!
Store bought cards can be so impersonal sometimes. Show someone you care by making them their very own never ending card. This card just keeps opening and opening and is great for any occasion.
All you need is a pair of scissors and a piece of paper to make this card. Some basic cutting and folding will produce an amazing effect.
Hang gliders are exciting, but if you can't fly in the sky, free as a bird, then try the next best thing-- making a paper version that you can make soar through the air. This four-part series from Science Toy Maker will show you exactly how to fold and fly an origami paper airplane hang glider, plus you'll get valuable information behind the principles that make it work. Also watch the last video for the principles that make it possible for life-sized hang gliders to move along the sky withou...
There are very few pasttimes as fun as tossing paper airplanes around during class. But, don't you hate it when you make a really neat looking plane, throw it and it falls straight down? In this tutorial, learn how to make a very cool paper airplane that is designed to glide, so that you can impress your classmates and properly annoy your teacher..after all, isn't that the fun of study hall?
YouTube illusionist Brusspup has used everything from mirrors to fire to create his optical illusions, but his latest trick is a little more 2D. Using a printer, a transparency sheet and a piece of regular paper, he made several illusions that trick your brain into thinking they're actually animated when the transparency is slid across the paper.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make paper look like it's 200 years old using coffee. First, take a regular piece of copy paper and then use a paint brush to paint a cup of coffee over the entire piece of paper. Use a blow dryer to dry the paper, then brush several more coats onto the paper until the brown looks like it' realistic. To finish, use distressed marks over the paper, then use a blow dry to dry off the entire thing. To finish, apply a couple more coats of coffee to the paper, the...
If you've got a school science project coming up, or are looking for something fun to do with the kids, you can make this awesome solar system diorama that's shaped like a telescope so you can view the planets by looking into the telescope! In this video you will learn how to create this diorama that will impress even the most stern teacher!
This video tutorial is going to show you how to bleach paper to make the color pop. First take a piece of black paper, apply a bit of bleach and see what color it turns. Because, different cards change color differently. Next you will need a stamp, embossing ink and black embossing powder. Apply embossing ink on the stamp, stamp the black paper and put black embossing powder on the paper and dust it off. You then need to heat the paper. Bleach out the portions that you want color. Follow the ...
This video shows us how to create an amazing 3D design using a single sheet of paper. You will need: cutter printed template of the 3D design. Procedure: Download the template using this link. Print the template. Cut all the solid lines on the template. Fold all the broken lines on the template as shown. Arrange the paper in such a way that it looks like the 3D design shown on the video. Follow these steps and you will have your very own amazing 3D paper design!
This Arts & Crafts How-to video gives a demonstration and product review of the Fiskars Portable Paper Trimmer, used in scrapbooking, card making and other paper craft projects. Learn how to use the Fiskars paper trimmer to make any paper crafting project easier.
These decorative paper butterflies make the perfect fall arts and crafts project and year-round ornament to decorate your home. Learn how to use a template, cut out the design, and then score it to give the butterflies their unique 3 dimensional look. You can also add this butterflies to a scrapbook or a personalized card.
1. First, fold paper hotdog-wise. 2. Next, unfold paper and fold each corner of one end of the paper inwards toward the center fold to make the point of the airplane.
Learn how to make a papier mache skull by first learning how to mix papier mache and then how to make a jaw bone. Part 2 of this informative craft how to for making a cool papier mache skull starts with building from the jaw bone in part 1 the project continues with the making of the skull. Part three shows the details, sculpting, painting and completion of this cool papier mache craft project.
Homemade booklets are the way to go for back-to-school. Forget about pricy spiral-bound notebooks, make your own paper booklets, and make them without any tape, glue or staples! This is all paper and folding techniques. If you're an origami god, this will be so simple for you to make. Plus, you'll learn how to make two different version of this paper booklet: one big and one small. These are great for notes, to-do lists and school projects.
All you will need is a piece of notebook paper and you will be ready to navigate the great bathtub or sink sea. This video will teach you how to make a paper boat. Make a paper boat.
For origami lovers, watch this video an learn how to make an unbelievable hexagon paper toy.
This paper basket is great for any occasion, and it would look especially great on Easter filled with M&Ms or other candy. Your family and friends will definitely love it when you make them this adorable paper basket.
This tri-fold card idea can be used to make an assortment of great cards for any occasion. This card design may look a bit difficult but in reality it isn't at all. Once you get your card in the accordion fold you are ready to decorate. This video will demonstrate how to fold your card stock into this awesome fold design and make a tri-fold shutter card for any occasion. This scrapbooking design will awe whomever you share it with, just make sure to decorate it to the tee.
We all need to recycle those old beer boxes. This video will show you how you can make a hat out of them!
Very cool 1920's papercraft toys from the LA Times "Junior Times" section. Just print, cut out and assemble (if you don't mind turning a blind eye to the dated racial association, e.g. Lee Ling...the Chinese Laundry Man).
The Artful Paper Doll demonstrates how to make a Marie Antoinette inspired matchbox. Trace the matchbox template onto a piece of decorative paper. Score the template on the creases and then cut the template out of the decorative paper. Fold the creases up. Affix the creases into a square basket shape with dabs of glue to hold the flaps closed. Fold and glue the ends of the box sleeve together. Slide the basket into the sleeve to form the matchbox. Embellish the box as desired. The box can be ...
This cardmaking tutorial is for the very popular style of the shaker card, I have put my own spin on it and made this a double acetate shaker card complete with snowflakes & snow, this demo shows you how easy it is to make and how impressive it is when it is finished. Step 1: Items Used
Many teachers ask students to cover their textbooks in order to extend the life of book. You can make a book cover out of a brown grocery bag, wrapping paper, or even colorful construction paper. You won't have to go shopping for expensive back to school supplies, all you need is a little tape!
Here's an easy way to decorate your Valentine's Day handmade cards, gift wrap, envelopes, or gifts. Prima roses are teeny paper roses you can certainly purchase at a store, but they're a lot cheaper to make at home.
This video is based on similar ideas from Dr. Ken Blackburn's world record paper airplane. You will need a sheet of paper and a flat surface. After you have completed the plane throw it over your head to get a smooth and slow glide. Your will find the video easy to follow and your plane will fly with style and stability.
What exactly does a concertina card imply? We all know the concertina is a musical instrumental, much like the accordion and bandoneon, which is basically played by stretching and squeezing. Well, this concertina greeting card applies the same principle, though without as many folds.
This video shows how to make a 3D five point paper star. First cut a pentagon using a sharp flat blade and a ruler. Folding halfway between each two corners to the opposite corner. These folds are the points of the star. Make a mark half-way between the edge of the paper and the center point created by the folds. Using the ruler and X-acto knife, cut straight along the fold from the mark to the edge. Cut two small triangles off of each side 1/4" up from the middle of the edge, cut a line stra...
In this demonstration I show you how I have created a really pretty scrapbooking page using papers from the Madison Collection from Anna Griffin and a great photo of me from my Hen Night.
The man on the video explain how to make a cricket cap from just a half sheet of newspaper. You start off with a half sheet of news paper, and fold the sheet in half, and then fold it again into a quarter. Then it shows you to fold down the two tops sides as if you were making a "roof". Then you are to fold the roof to the mid point of the base. You are then told to open the whole sheet of newspaper again, fold in both of the long edges to about 4 cm. You are then to fold the sheet in half wi...
Baby birds, and baby animals in general, are traditional symbols of spring. With their bright, cheery faces and can't-resist fuzziness, they represent new life and rejuvenation during the spring season.
In order to make a Cricut "biker boy" birthday card for a young boy, you will need the following: Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge, adhesive, and card stock.
In order to make ghosted images with white ink and distressed ink, you will need the following: a heat gun, Adirondack ink pads, distress ink pads, blending tools, stickles, stamps, card stock, stamp press, a stamp press, scissors, glue dots, adhesives, brads, paper trimmer, and nonstick craft sheet.
Watch this video to learn how to make a basic paper airplane that'll fly far and well. This video will show you, step-by-step, fold-by-fold, the complete process to making a great paper airplane. Watch this video to learn how to make a fun paper distraction. Impress your friends and annoy your siblings with your new battalion of paper airplanes.
This video teaches the viewer how to make a memo book with a paper bag. For this craft you will need two paper bags, memo paper, adhesive, ribbon, and scissors. To begin, you'll need to cut off the bottom of the bag and discard it. She explains where to make decorative edges on the bags before sewing them together or using hot glue. Fold and crease the open end down about one third of the way. Open and then fold a little farther down to allow room for the spine of your memo book. Repeat this ...
This video tutorial shows techniques for how to implement chalks into card making. Chalk adds a finish unique to ink. Learn how to incorporate new but simple techniques into the craft of card making.