For this Diwali, try making your own homemade greeting card for family members and friends. You don't need much to make your own card for Diwali (aka Divali, Deepavali or the festival of lights). Even children can make DIY cards with some raw or unused materials. Diwali is a f ...more
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This is a fun and easy craft demonstration that shows how to make a paper jack-o-lantern with orange, green and yellow construction paper, scissors, tape, a pencil, a black Sharpie and an X-acto knife. Begin by drawing a jack-o-lantern on the orange paper. Use the knife to cut ...more
PhD in Paper Craft : Make This Insanely Detailed & Anatomically Correct Human Torso—Complete with Removable Organs
If you're studying human anatomy (or have ever visited a doctor's office), you're no doubt familiar with those plastic anatomical models with removable pieces meant to teach the different parts of the body. Before those, there were illustrated pop-up books. If you need to know ...more
Joann from Emerald City Elegance teaches is how to make a creative business card holder in this short paper craft video. You will need card stock, patterned paper, a scoring tool, adhesive, scissors and a bone folder. After you assemble all of your supplies, follow Joann's e ...more
Papercraft + Transformers = Fanboy nirvana. Papercrafting is enjoying a renaissance thanks to its nerd-love. Popularity of card modeling boomed during World War II, when paper was one of the few items whose use and production was not heavily regulated. Micromodels, designed a ...more
Light up a room by learning how to make a star-shaped paper lantern in this free crafting video. Part 1 of 9 - How to Make a paper star lantern. Make a paper star lantern - Part 2 of 9. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Make a paper star lantern - Part 3 o ...more
Need an easy craft for young kids. Learn to make a relief sculpture out of paper created by an Israeli artist name Yaacov Agam. All you need is paper, glue, scissors, pencil and a ruler. Make an Agamograph. Click through to watch this video on vat19.com
Make your own Optimus Prime out of paper. It even transforms!
This how-to video demonstrates a real simple technique for making a personalized greeting card. This peek-a-boo design can be customized to any design you want. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to make a peek-a-boo card. It'll be a much nicer greeting than a store bough ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make day of the dead paper mache sculptures. First, you will make the paper mache sculptures into different body shapes, then use a sharp knife to carve along the sculpture. Use different paints and colors to make the characters more believabl ...more
Here is an easy way to make a beautiful parol. All that you need is colorful papers, scissors, tape, stapler pin. Now take five sheets. Cross fold it and tear the extra paper, so that a perfect square is formed. Do it for all the five sheets. Now fold it cross wise, and again ...more
Want to dress up like a creeper from Minecraft for Halloween? or just because? You're in luck. Check out this video to learn how to make a great-looking creeper costume out of a paper box. Blockify yourself like a Minecraft mob.
Here is the simple way to make great paper mache in about 2 minutes. This recipe will work for most paper mache projects. This is a quick tutorial on making a paper mache mixture.
This pop up greeting card project is to celebrate a wedding or give someone best wishes. Brenda is an expert on this simple art project. Part 1 of 15 - How to Make homemade greeting cards. Make homemade greeting cards - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expert ...more
In this video Jennie shows us how to make a perfect spiral paper rose. All you need for this is a piece of 6X6 inches of paper, scissors, some glue and, if you really want to be creative, some ink. For starters you're going to need a 6X6 inch piece of card stock. Jennie chose ...more
You can turn all your paper trash - from paper towel rolls to cereal boxes to paper scraps - into treasure by watching this tutorial, which takes all these usually thrown away materials and blends them with flower petals to create a gorgeous looking paper. Learn how to make t ...more
This video tutorial shows how to add glitter onto paper. Learn how to give a professional finish to cards or other paper hand grafts by decorating with glitter.
No, this isn't an elaborate paper helicopter design that will take you weeks to master. Just because it can fly doesn't mean it's difficult to make. In fact, this is one of the simplest paper helicopters you could make. And it's a great instructional tool for a science classro ...more
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 ...more
Do you own a bunch of old looking books and have no idea what to do with them? Are you looking to spruce up a door in your home with some kind of decoration? Do you enjoy arts and crafts and want to tackle a project that is easy to make and results in something cool to look at ...more
This is one more cool illusion by maricv84, one where you slide a transparent sheet with black bars overtop a cryptic image to create an animated effect. Video: . The links for the images used in the video are below. You can print them out and try it at home. Just make sure to ...more
Going to a masquerade ball where you know everyone is going to be wearing the same old Victorian corsets and top hats? Then stand out from the crowd by wearing a modern (sort of) get-up of Steampunk style gear. Top off your rusty industrial look with these Steampunk style gog ...more
Don't know or can't cook a turkey? Why not make a realistic paper turkey that will fool your friends into thinking that you can cook turkey. Watch Bre Pettis make a paper turkey with brown paper and a 3d modeling program.
Not sure what to do with that left over streamer paper from a party? Why not save it until Valentine's Day and fashion a bouquet of paper roses out of it? This tutorial will show you how to take that flimsy, colorful party paper and create cute, homemade flowers from it. Foll ...more
This is no paper gun like you've ever seen before. Seriously. Tacome1942's homemade paper shotgun is a life-sized, fully functional Remington 870 replica. It would be hard to tell it apart from the real deal, not to mention it practically sounds like an authentic shotgun, too. ...more
Learn to fly... paper airplanes. In this video tutorial, John Collins, The Paper Airplane Guy, shows you how to fold and fly the Boomerang paper airplane. For this Boomerang paper airplane, you'll be using a piece paper. John gives very detailed folding instructions for easy ...more
The modern, sleek aesthetic is so overrated. If you're an arts and crafts aficionado, you know that adding vintage and old world touches to your craftmaking creates results that are whimsical and beautifully antique. Learn how to make your new cardstock look just like old by ...more
In this video, I'm gonna show you how to fold a paper jet fighter call F-18 Hornet. This model is designed by Thay Yang. Video: . Difficulty: Medium Paper size: 8.5''x11'' You might need a ruler to help you fold this model This is a stationary model so it can not fly.
Interesting in making your own music box? This video will walk you through the steps to creating your own makeshift music box, and the main ingredient… a musical greeting card. This is a really easy idea that's perfect for a gift box during the holidays. So simple, so easy. A ...more
Watch this video as it gives easy instructions on how to make a mini paper airplane that flies far. -Get a small piece of paper. 4X8" would be best. -Fold the piece of paper in half length wise, make sure you have a solid crease, and unfold. -Now fold one corner to the crease ...more
This video tutorial shows the basics of how to make a box, with a lid.
This is indeed a great instructional video on how to make a paper wind chime. The products you need to make paper wind chime are mixing grinder, scissors, paper, business card, pencils and a thread .First you draw a circle using the cup on a paper. Cut a few circles out of the ...more
For origami lovers, watch this video an learn how to make an unbelievable hexagon paper toy.
Video: . Learn how to make a paper origami gift bag with/without handles tutorial. In case you need a small giftt bag you can make this one easy. In this video tutorial i will teach you how to make a small paper bag with size approximately width10cm x height 15cm What do you ...more
Watch this simple instructional video and learn how to turn a paper square into several other polygons. These basic origami projects also serve as edifying practice in simple geometry. You can fold an equilateral triangle, a regular hexagon, and a regular octagon from square o ...more
When we were five years old, there was nothing better to do at recess than to whip out a bag full of popsicle sticks of all sizes, some glue, and then piece together the pieces as if solving a puzzle. We'd make forts, bridges, and even stick people. Relive your tender childho ...more
This tutorial paper project video will show you how to make your very own greeting card holder. This card stand will keep your cards upright, and it's a great idea to have this on a desk or other surface.
This how-to enables you to build a power pump gun with auto reload. I had a problem when I was looking for this kind of guide; I couldn't find it; therefore, I built it. So, this is the video of my own invention. Video: .
How to make an origami basket with handle from sheet of printing paper (A4 or Letter). Video tutorial. You can use this paper basket as Easter decoration, picnic with kids, or just for fun. WHAT YOU NEED: One sheet of printing paper (A4 or Letter) or two square pieces of pap ...more
Learn how to make your very own Japanese Yamaha paper craft motorcycle YZR-M1! These easy-to-follow instructional paper craft video clips explain everything from basic paper craft techniques and how to make major parts of the realistic paper crafts, right up to the final assem ...more
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