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How To : Make a paper parol Christmas lantern

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

How To : Make Paper Flower Poinsettias for Christmas

First, cut out pattern pieces. You will need 8 leaf patterns in total. Now, put two leaf patterns together and attach to a leaf with glue. Add a wire in the middle of the wire and glue it closed. Now, stretch your petals to give fullness, you should have 13 petals in total. Wi ...more

How To : Make your own hollow book

This video shows you how to create a hollow book for keeping secret things inside. To the outside world the book looks normal, but only you know what goodies you have stored inside. You will need an old hardcover book, wood glue, Razor knife, steel ruler, brush, pencil, and cu ...more

How To : Make a Christmas Tree Out of Recycled Paper

This tutorial shows you how to take several circles of recycled paper (from sixteen centimeters to four centimeters in diameter) into a lovely Christmas tree decoration. Fold each of them in half several times, cut a hole in the tip, then just stack and decorate! Video: .

News : 50 FREE Papercraft Robot Downloads

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. Godzi ...more

How To : Make an endless card

In this tutorial, we learn how to make an endless card. An endless card is a card that folds a ton of different ways, so it can be used over and over again without having to replace it. To make this, you will first need to take a piece of card stock and score it where you are ...more

How To : Make the kiragami hummingbird

This beautiful Kirigami captures the moment a hummingbird kisses a blossom. Just download, print, cut and assemble, it's easy. It's better than giving a card, it's giving a piece of art. Best of all, you can make them again and again. Download a pattern at http://www.easycutpo ...more

How To : Create your own water bottle holder

The card stock used is a celery card stock that is 2 by 7 and 3/4. You then fold the ends of the card 2 inches into the card on both sides. So now it should look like two 2 inch squares on the ends that are folded and then a rectangle in the middle. The designer paper used mea ...more

How To : Weave paper strips

Watch this video to learn how to weave paper strips. This tutorial is great for beginners and is very easy to follow.

How To : Make a frog pop-up card

This video teaches the secrets of making a frog pop-up card in simple steps. First draw a frog in a card by outlining its mouth wide open as shown in the video. Now fold the card into half with the frog image on front. Cut the center and fold it to both sides using the outline ...more

How To : Make a big 3D paper star out of newspaper

Paul shows us how to make a gigantic three dimensional five-point star out of paper. First, glue A4 sized paper together to make a long strip. Make a U-shape on one end, cross the shorter end under the strip and make a knot by placing the end into the loop. The knot now looks ...more

How To : Make a newspaper tree

The Professor of Silliness returns with some paper. Watch this instructional video to make a tall tree out of newspaper. You need an old newspaper, masking tape, and scissors. Simply lay out the newspaper pages from end to end and tape them together. Then roll it up at a diago ...more

How To : Make cute bows from wrapping paper

This tutorial arts and crafts video will teach you how to make really sweet bows from wrapping paper for Birthdays, Christmas or any occasion you can think of. This method also gives you a great way to have your bows coordinate with your wrapping paper, too!

How To : Make a paper mache cave

A short informative video showing how to make paper mache. A great arts and crafts project for some simple fun or your child's school science project. Easy to make with just flour, water, salt, and some old newspaper. Apply the mixture to a wire frame or a box like in the vide ...more

How To : Cut and fold a 3D paper snowflake

Check out this video to learn how to make a 3D paper snowflake for the holidays. Follow the text at the bottom of the video as supplemental instructions. Remember to use your scissors.

How To : Make a mini gift card envelope with Stampin' Up!

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a mini gift card envelope with Stampin' Up!. First, take a piece of card stock that is red and white. Score this 3/4" on both sides, then turn on the 6" side and score at 1 1/4" and 3 3/4". Once finished, fold this up and cut along the si ...more

How To : Make a 3D Paper Snowflake for the Holidays

This isn't your grandma's paper snowflake! Get creative and add a new dimension to your winter decorations. You will need two 8 by 8 inch pieces of white paper, a pair of scissors, a stapler, string, glitter, glue and iridescent cellophane. This is a fun holiday craft project. ...more

How To : Make a paper Hershey Kiss holder for gifts

This tutorial describes how to make a Hershey Kiss holder. This is a quick and easy project that you can make to use as little gifts in your kids' lunches, for co-workers, party favors, place-holders at holiday meals and more. It requires just three to four things. To start o ...more

How To : Make paper fairy wings

How to make great paper fairy wings for your kids in minutes. Fantastic for school plays and wet afternoons! Make paper fairy wings. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com

How To : Make 3D steps out of paper

Is your life's goal to become a world-renowned architect and build a funky postmodern skyscraper in Dubai? Then start small: Other than learning how to sketch blueprints, you must be able to model your creations from paper. Check out this video to learn how to make 3D paper s ...more

How To : Make quick and easy paper roses

This video tutorial shows step by step how to make roses from paper, with no stamping at all. Watch and learn how to follow this quick and easy method to create a pretty paper rose.

How To : Make a snowflake using only scissors and paper

This video is about how to make a snowflake using only scissors and paper. For this you have to go through a few simple steps: (1) Take two plain sheets of paper. (2)Fold them into the shape of triangle. (3) Fold them again up to three triangles. After making a small fold of t ...more

How To : Fold the best paper airplane

Do you know how to make a paper airplane? Then watch this how to video tutorial and learn step by step how to fold the world's best paper airplane. Grab any 8 1/2" by 11" piece of paper and start building a paper airplane.

How To : Use a Cuttlebug & make a congratulations card

This video shows us how to use a cuttlebug and make a congratulations card. Here are the following steps: Step 1: Gather: standard size card, tape, scissors, paper, stamp, glittery paper powder, paper tattoo, cuttlebug etc. Step 2: Stick the paper on the lower most side of t ...more

How To : Make a paper shotgun

In this video of 3 parts you are shown how to make a shot gun out of simple paper. You need Scissors, tape and paper for this. Now follow these simple steps: -Take 2 sheets of rectangular paper and roll them separately lengthwise. Put a piece of tape on each of them at the end ...more

How to Make : Christmas Sparkly Poinsettia Lattice Card

This card is so easy to make and very eyecatching with its sparkle, not to much but just enough to give it a good twinkle. This cardmaking tutorial shows you how to make a gorgeous Sparkly Poinsettia Christmas Lattice Card, ideal for someone special. This card looks like it is ...more

How To : Make a spring card greeting card

Make this cute spring card, demonstrated using CTMH products. It may look fancy, but the spring is all in the folding technique. Watch this video card-making tutorial and learn how to craft a spring effect greeting card.

How To : Construct a 4 pointed ninja star

This is an 4 pointed ninja star or shuriken. You need a regular sheet of paper or a origami square sheet of paper, also scissors are optional for constructing this 4 pointed ninja star.

News : Rotating Kinetic Transforming Gear Heart

Amazing video of Haruki Nakamura's Gear's Heart. The pieces fit together like a gear, skip to 0:49 in the video to see it in action. Check out Nakamura's site for more of his work. Previously, Make Optimus Prime papercraft.

How To : Make a paper water lily

1) Make sure the paper used to make the origami water lily is a true square. One can use the paper one happens to have on hand, but anything heavier than lined notebook paper is best. 2) Work on a flat and hard surface so that all creases and folds are precise. 3) Place the pa ...more

How To : Make a mini uzi out of paper

Learn to make this easy mini paper Uzi gun for gaming with your friends! Supplies: Scissors, Scotch tape (Note: DO NOT USE MASKING TAPE OR DUCT TAPE; IT WILL NOT TURN OUT WELL), lots of paper. 1. Take one piece of paper and roll it up from top to bottom to make a short tube. T ...more

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