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 diamond pop-up cracker card

You only need one single sheet of paper for this card fold, so grab it an watch this tutorial to learn how to make a diamond pop-up cracker card. Don't know what a cracker card is? Watch thee video and find out what this 3D homemade card is all about. You only need a single strip of card stock (10cm x 29.7cm). So quick, so simple — so make one! This is a great little crd that's easy to send through the post office.

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 surprise popup greeting card

This tutorial video will show you how to make your very own greeting card that not only has a sliding element, but pops up as well. This popup card is great for special occasions, and people are sure to love it. Hurry up and start making this wonderful greeting card!

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 a paper gun and paper bullet

This is a lengthy and detailed video tutorial on how to make a paper gun and paper bullet. This is not one of those realistic looking replica guns made from paper, but it's still pretty impressive for a gun made of paper. See how to make the paper gun, then watch to see how to make the paper bullets that you can shoot out of it.

How To: Make a quick and simple paper booklet without glue

Here's a quick and simple booklet that can be made out of two sheets of paper. It's great paper craft for a school project or just fun. All you need is paper and scissors. Fold both pieces of paper in half hamburger style. Use scissors to cut knotches into your fold. Fold your other piece of paper hotdog style. Follow the rest of the instructions, assemble and you have a quick and simple paper booklet.

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 Yamaha papercraft motorcycle YZR-M1

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 assembly of your Yamaha motorcycle YZR-M1. These paper craft videos are full of useful tips for efficient construction and superb finish! Watch it, and you'll want to make a realistic paper craft motorcycle yourself!

How To: Make paper look antique in 5 easy steps

This video gives tips on how to make paper look antique in 5 easy steps. Step one is to smear the paper with the oil of olives. Step two is to place the paper in the microwave for more than 2 minutes. The video demonstration set the microwave at 2 minutes 30 seconds. Step 3 is to pull the paper out of the microwave after cooking for more than 2 minutes. Step 4 is to roll the paper. The video demonstration used a rolling pin to roll the paper on a counter top. Step 5 is to make the paper dry. ...

How To: Make a trigger-operated paper gun

This is an instructive guide to making a trigger operated paper gun. You will need an A4 sheet of paper. Start by rolling the sheet of paper horizontally (breadthways) and as tightly as possible, . Once the roll is completed, attach 3 lengths of sticky tape at each end and the middle, so it doesn't unravel. Then proceed to wrap another sheet of A4 paper around your existing roll, making sure that is as tight as can be so it is strong and sturdy. Again, attach sticky tape at each end and the m...

How To: Make a paper hat to wear on your head

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to fold a paper hat. This task is very easy, fast and simple to do. Begin by folding the paper horizontally in half. Then fold it vertically in half. Now open the fold and fold down the top corners to the center to form a triangle top point. Then fold the bottom flap over the edge of the triangle point. Do the same on the other side. Now open the bottom to shape the hat. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested in making origami, and w...

How To: Make a Scrapbook Shaker Box Easily

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a scrapbook shaker box at home. You will need: square card stock shape, another square card stock shape with a hole in the middle, and a piece of acrylic. First, place the acrylic along the piece of card stock with a hole on it and glue them down together on all four sides. Next, attach a journal entry to the center of the other card stock square. Now, line adhesive to the acrylic piece on three sides and stick the card stock to the adhesive. You can now...

How To: Make personalized placemats easily

If I had kids, this is something I would totally use to not only entertain them but give them something fun to look at during dinner. This fun tutorial shows you how to take some simple foam and use glitter, markers, and other items to make cool placemats. Enjoy!

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 ...

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: Create a marble effect for paper design

In this tutorial, we learn how to create a marble effect for paper design. You will need: rubbing alcohol, ink, stamps, and a cotton ball to get this effect. To start, you will Need to first dip the cotton ball in some rubbing alcohol and then add it to the ink. Dab this onto the paper all over. From here, you will color your stamps with dye ink and stamp it over the paper where you made the marbled effect. When finished, you will have a cute image over the marble design and then you can add ...

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: Ink and chalk embossed paper to add color

Paper embossing stamps a design into the paper, but doesn't allot for any color. Ink and chalk can both be applied to an embossed design for color and to bring out the shape of the embossing. Ink can add vibrant color, while chalk adds a soft finish to the embossed design. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to use ink and chalk on embossed paper.

How To: Make a 3D paper flower

For origami lovers, watch this how-to video to learn how easy it is to make beautiful and colorful paper flowers. Follow along with the demonstrations, and give it a hand yourself. It's not traditional origami, because you'll need scissors. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to make a 3D paper flower.

How To: Frame a sports jersey

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...

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