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. Godzilla. Poco Bot with 6 rotation points. Robot Owl.

How To: Make a loud and annoying paper popper, step by step

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...

How To: Make a Papercraft Rolex Watch

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.

How To: Make a 3D paper city

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...

How To: Fold and fly a paper hang glider

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...

How To: Make a basic paper airplane glider

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?

How To: Make paper look 200 years old using coffee

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...

How To: Bleach paper to make the color pop

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 ...

How To: Create an amazing 3D paper design

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!

How To: Use a Fiskars paper trimmer

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.

How To: Make butterflies from decorative paper

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.

How To: Make a papier mache skull

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.

How To: Make two different sized paper booklets without tape, glue or staples

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.

How To: Make a paper boat

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.

How To: Make a tri-fold shutter card

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.

How To: Make a Marie Antoinette inspired matchbox

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 ...

How To: Make a simple airplane glider

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.

How To: Make a 3D five-point star from paper with origami

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...

How To: Make a paper cap from a half sheet of newspaper

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...

How To: Make a basic paper airplane

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.

How To: Make your own memo book with paper bag

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 ...

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