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: Build a realistic M16A2 paper gun

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.

How To: Throw a paper airplane far

This video will teach you the three most important tips which you will need in order to throw a paper airplane far. First, you will need to use your dominant or stronger hand. Next, you will need to throw the airplane as if you were throwing a baseball, taking a slight forwards step as you throw it as well. Finally, you will need to make sure that you release the paper airplane at the proper point of your throw, at the maximum part of the arc and not when your arm starts arcing downwards. By ...

News: Fully Functional DIY Pump Action Shotgun Made Out of Paper

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. The shotgun is made of approximately 97% paper, the remaining 3% consisting of pins, wires, and springs. Check out all the videos below to see the finer details, including the trigger group, shell stop, and disassembly ...

How To: Make a realistic looking MP5 paper gun

This thorough tutorial video series demonstrates how to make a beautiful, realistic paper MP5 gun. This tutorial is broken up into 7 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 MP5 gun out of paper with this paper gun tutorial.

How To: Make an animated optical illusion out of paper

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...

How To: Make watermarks in paper for security

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.

How To: Cut acrylic on the Cricut Expression

In this video, we learn how to cut acrylic on the Cricut Expression. First, you will need to have an acrylic cutter installed on your Cricut Expression. Now, place the acrylic on the mat and insert the mat into your machine. After this, choose the type of cut you want, then make sure the blade depth is at six and the pressure is at maximum. Now you can start to cut the acrylic, and when it's finished, it will pop back out of the machine and be finished! You can then use the acrylic for what p...

How To: Make a paper flower pot

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a paper flower pot. First, fold your paper into a triangle then crease and unfold. Next, fold the paper in half to make a rectangle, then crease and unfold. Do this on the other directions, making creases for each. Now, flip the paper over and make a triangle, then crease and unfold. As you unfold, push the sides in, the squish down to make a square piece. Fold the open end of the square base to the opposite corner, then fold a triangle from the top in t...

How To: Craft a large paper apple tree

This is a perfect craft project for the classroom or to do with the family. Have fun designing your tree and use it as colorful decoration, help learn about trees, tell tails, or as a fun prop to make play theater really come alive.

How To: Make a spring flower pop-up card

Paper is good for more than just scribbling your crush's name in hearts during a boring history class lecture. Watch this video to revitalize your understanding of paper power and to make a spring craft that will scream hugs and kisses to anyone whom you give it to.

How To: Fold a JKF-18 Hornet jet paper plane

This aircraft origami masterpiece is a JKF-18 Hornet, which is modeled after the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet] supersonic fighter jet used by the United States Navy and Marine Corps, along with the Royal Australian Air Force and Spanish Air Force. It's a fantastic plane—but this origami version of it is better!

How To: Make a whirlybird paper helicopter from printer paper

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...

How To: Make a spider piñata

Are you expecting a party? Make your party fun by learning how to make a piñata! This tutorial teaches you how to make a piñata and design the piñata into a spider. This is great for a Halloween party. Upon completion of the video, you will also be able to make a piñata and design it into a spider. By showing the creation process, you can follow the instructions accurately and the piñata will look as though you purchased it from a party store.

How To: Make a Beretta paper gun

Get out that junk paper and scrounge up some tape and a pair of scissors, because it's paper gun time. Watch this three-part video to learn how to make a Beretta paper gun. It's not a completely realistic Beretta, but come on... it's a paper gun. You can shoot paper bullets out of it too if you feel the need to.

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 going to fold it in the middle. After this, take a smaller piece of paper, then score it so you can fold it into three different squares. Do this again for another sheet of paper. After this, you will want to adhere to d...

How To: Make a paper flower pop-up card

Watch this video to see how to make a paper flower pop-up card. To make things even better, you only need one piece of paper to accomplish this pop up paper card flower. Just grab your one piece of paper, some scissors and some glue and you're ready to make awesome flower cards.

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: 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 video to make a paper mache cave. It's very easy to make and you can create a range of things from masks, volcanoes, and most obviously caves!

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 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...

How To: Make a 2D paper jack-o'-lantern for Halloween

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 out the eyes, nose and mouth. Cut a top out of green paper and attach it with tape on the back. Cut out a piece of yellow paper and tape it to the back, to show through the holes on the front of the jack-o-lantern. Add ...

How To: Make a homemade Diwali greeting card

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 five-day festival, celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains, and usually occurs from mid-October to mid-November.

How To: Make an explosion greeting card

This tutorial paper design video will show you how to make a greeting card that practically explodes with cuteness. These cards look so cute folded, and even cuter when they're opened. You can make these greeting cards for family and friends, no matter the occasion.

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