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.
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 will also work for any square or book shaped gift you have this year! A professional gift wrapper shows you the best way to neatly and professional gift wrap a book - all you need is the paper, some scissors and tape!
Want to hang that sports jersey proud above your bed, but framing is too expensive? Save some money by framing it yourself and learn from a master. In this step-by-step video tutorial by Vivian Kistler, learn how to frame your basketball, baseball, soccer, or football jersey without leaving your house. Vivian Kistler is an MCPF (Master Certified Picture Framer) and GCF (Guild Commended Framer) and has traveled worldwide giving seminars on picture framing and has written over 28 books on the s...
In order to make a paper bag out of a newspaper, you will need the following: 2 sheets of newspaper, a ballpoint pen, cardstock with 2 holes, organic glue, and 2 pieces of rope.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a little duck pop-up card. First, draw a duck on a 4x6 piece of paper. Simply draw the big head with the wings coming out at both sides. From here, fold it in half so it closes together. Then, make another small piece of paper that has the eyes drawn onto it and the beak colored in. Place this on the duck to get it in the right spot. Then, adhere it with glue on the top part and fold it in again. Now, when it opens up in the card, the beak will pop up, e...
This tutorial it's step by step instructions, so it's very easy to understand it. Don't forget to like, comment and share this project :)
Is your little boy or girl dressing up as a character from "Harry Potter" this Halloween, or are you just an obsessive "Harry Potter" devotee, despite the preponderance of vampire novels and movies as of late?
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.
In this how-to video, you will learn how to make an animated optical illusion with paper. First, start off with one ball and copy it five more times so that it goes in a line to the corner. Make sure there are six balls in total. Next, create a striped pattern shown. There are black bars with small white lines in between. One white space equals one sixth of the black space. This is essential in making the illusion work. Once both patterns are printed out in separate pieces of paper, lay the p...
Cover a heart shaped or round box with designer paper
Remember when you were just a wee little kid and there was nothing better to do on a snowy winter afternoon than cutting out paper snowflakes and unfolding them to see what beautiful shapes and designs would appear?
In this video, we learn how to make a whirlybird paper helicopter from printer paper. First, fold two triangles together on the paper. Next, fold the back to the triangle you just created. Next, fold the paper back and, then cut on the folded line but not all the way through. After this, fold the middle flaps until they reach each other. Then, cut through the middle of the bottom and fold one flap on the top, then fold the other flap on the flip side. Now you will be finished with your helico...
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.
This is such an elegant, exquisite Christmas card. Even if you live in California and snow is pretty much nonexistant during the holidays, this wintry, frosty scene will transport you - and whoever you give it to - to your very own miniature White Christmas.
If you enjoy arts and crafts, pop-up, scrapbooking and origami, you will enjoy these craft projects too. Like origami, kirigami is the craft of paper, with the added technique of paper cutting. Kirigami will enhance any origami, pop-up and scrapbook projects and scrapbook and origami techniques will enhance kirigami. Kirigami pop-up blossoms, butterflies and puppets make unique gifts or cards for any occasion and the recipient will enjoy seeing their gift, card or pop-up take form before thei...
This thorough tutorial video series demonstrates how to make a beautiful, realistic paper M16A2 gun. This tutorial is broken up into 8 videos, so be sure to click through all of the chapters for the full tutorial. Paper guns are fun to make and can look very realistic (and perform basic operating functions, too!). Learn how to fold the M16A2 gun out of paper with this paper gun tutorial.
Pepakura is the Japanese word for papercraft. So yes, pepakura does include origami. Specifically, the term refers to 3D models made from paper. And what better contraption to make out of paper than this awesome Halo 3 (XBox 360) helmet? Broken down into its geometric components, this helmet is a life-size replica of the helmets you wear in the game.
Want to create complex paper cut outs that a die cut machine just can't handle? One option is to use the Craft Robo, which will let you create your own welded shapes and patterns on your computer and then cut them out on your 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!
Make a money holder, demonstrated using CTMH products. Money makes an all-purpose gift, but this cute card makes it feel less tacky to give. Watch this video card-making tutorial and learn how to craft a money holder gift card.
Don't fret too much if your watermark is barely noticeable when you're finished with this project - the less obvious it is, the better a job you've done. Watermarkers are present in many types of paper, especially the monetary kind. If you hold up a ten dollar bill you'll see a watermark of Thomas Jefferson's face on the right, proving the bill is real.
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 fold it in the same manner, so a triangle shaped paper is formed. Cut the papers cross wise and not on the edges. Care should be taken that it is not fully cut. Then open the paper, several sheets are formed now. Join op...
You know those oddly shaped presents that ordinary wrapping paper just can't maneuver around without awkward bulges or rips? Rather than trying to wrap up your chocolate orange in traditional wrap, why not try tissue paper instead?
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 diagonal, starting from one corner, and pack i it into a compact tube. Use tape to keep the tub intact Use the scissors to cut vertical lines half way down the newspaper tube. Pull out the inner most layer and turn your recyc...
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.
Don't waste a bunch of money on new wrapping paper and bows. Recycle your old wrapping paper and use it to make decorative bows for your presents following these steps.
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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 like a pentagon. Flip the pentagon over and over until the end of the strip so that the paper strip is bundled into the pentagon shape. Stick the end of the strip to the pentagon shape. Press the centre on each side of t...
Don't spend a lot of money on gift wrapping this year! You can take a stack of plain brown paper bags and use inexpensive markers, paint and seasonal stencils to decorate them for the holiday season and turn them into decorative gift bags.
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.
Check out this variation of the paper stairs. Make paper stairs out of one sheet of paper. Ya know, if you're bored.
If you love origami you'll love this project. Watch this video and see how simple and quick it is to make a 3D paper star.
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.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make their own rub-on. This allows users to transfer any designs onto card stock. Users will need to first print the design onto a sheet of acetate. Simply place the acetate paper over the card stock. Then use any kind of tool and simply rub it over the design on the acetate. The transferred design will be lighter in color than the original. Make sure that you if you want to use letters or numbers, print it backwards. This video will benefit those ...
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past five months, you're more than likely acquainted with PSY and his insanely popular mega hit "Gangnam Style."
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.
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.
In this tutorial, we learn how to fold a Christmas tree. First, start with a square paper and fold it in half, then open it and fold it corner to corner. Open the paper again, the turn it over and fold it side to side. Open it once more and fold again side to side. The paper will not automatically fall into the shaped creases and you will have four flaps. Take your finger inside and flatten all the flaps. You should have four flaps on each side and then you can cut the bottom to form a trunk ...
Make your own Optimus Prime out of paper. It even transforms!