How To: Make a shadow box frame

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a shadow box frame. First, grab a regular picture frame and remove everything from the frame. Next, remove the metal pegs that are around the sides. From here, grab a piece of card stock and draw the outline of the glass onto it with a pencil. Then, extend the edges of the box out on the paper. From here, you will cut it out and then bend it into a box. From here, add the picture and anything else you want inside of the box. Stick double sided tape insid...

How To: Make Day of the Dead paper mache sculptures

In this tutorial, we learn how to make day of the dead paper mache sculptures. First, you will make the paper mache sculptures into different body shapes, then use a sharp knife to carve along the sculpture. Use different paints and colors to make the characters more believable and realistic. Use a thick paper mache when making these, because you will lose a lot of layers when you are thinning it down and shaving it into shape. When finished, you will attach the different pieces of body parts...

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 cup for water glue mix.

How To: Make a great 3D paper snowflake

In this video, we learn how to make a great 3D paper snowflake. First, fold a square blue piece of paper into a triangle. Then, draw lines from the middle to the top going in the triangle shape. Cut these lines on both sides, avoiding the middle and the very top. Make sure you don't cut in the middle either. After this, open up the folder and take the inside. Roll it up and then tape it together so there's a ring on the inside. Flip it over, then make another ring on the top side and tape it....

How To: Make your own recycled paper

Want to learn how to make your own paper? Teach your kids about the importance of trees and recycling paper with this cool, hands-on craft. All you will need is scrap paper, a deckle (or strainer), a tub, and a blender. You can also make a deckle out of an aluminum pan. Recycling paper by hand is a simple process that both children and adults can enjoy.

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: Make a 3d pop up card

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a 3D flower pop up card. The materials required for this are 5 pieces of paper, scissors and glue. Begin by folding the paper in half 3 times and then fold down the sides to a triangle. Now fold a bit of the triangle flap up to make a slimmer triangle. Then cut around the top with a half circle shape. When opened, it will be a flower shape. Cut one of the pedals off and decorate it. Make 7 more flowers and glue the points together. Now take a ...

News: Make Optimus Prime papercraft

Papercraft + Transformers = Fanboy nirvana. Papercrafting is enjoying a renaissance thanks to its nerd-love. Popularity of card modeling boomed during World War II, when paper was one of the few items whose use and production was not heavily regulated. Micromodels, designed and published in England, were a popular source of military-themed modeling designs.

How To: Make paper roses from streamer paper

Not sure what to do with that left over streamer paper from a party? Why not save it until Valentine's Day and fashion a bouquet of paper roses out of it? This tutorial will show you how to take that flimsy, colorful party paper and create cute, homemade flowers from it.

How To: Make a paper cake

1) Create a rectangular sheet of paper by folding the left side in, like a book, about 1-inch and remove this excess paper. 2) Fold the rectangle in half, bottom to top like a newspaper, and then unfold and lay flat. Now take the bottom edge and fold it up (again like a newspaper) to meet the center crease that you made with your first fold. Unfold again. You will now have two creases in the bottom half of your paper. 3) Lift the bottom fold (bottom forth of the rectangle) up and line it up w...

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 paper wallet without tape or scissors

This short video on craft shows how to make a paper wallet without using tape or scissors. The first step is to fold an A4 size paper into half and press the fold in the center. The next step is to fold the top flap to the bottom outwards and pressed hardly. The same has to be done on the other side. One quarters of the flap on one side is folded downwards and is again repeated on the other side. Next the two corners of the flap are folded outwards as triangles for both the flaps. The next st...

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 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 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...

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 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...

How To: Make a decorated tissue box

A great art project to give as a gift. You will need a tissue box, medium gloss, tissue paper, various items to decorate with such as buttons, ribbon, sparkling gems, sequins, etc. The video gives instruction on exactly how to make the tissue box. Make a decorated tissue box.

How To: Make a decorative box out of recycled materials

Newspapers, magazines, and cardboard often end up in the recycling bin or the trash, but you can also give them a new life as a lovely decorative box. You will need a brush, sand paper, scissors, a knife, newspaper or magazines, glue, latex paint, paper, and cardboard. Watch this video crafting tutorial and learn how to craft a box out of recycled materials.

How To: Fold a paper wallet with 5 pockets

A wallet is something everyone carries around. Stand out with this wallet which you can make yourself! Start with a regular eight and a half by eleven inch sheet of paper. Fold it in half width wise. Then open it out again. Next fold the paper into fourths by folding the halves over. When you open the sheet back out you should have four equal, long rectangles. After that, take one edge of the paper and fold it over half way into one of the four rectangles. Watch the rest of the video to compl...

How To: Apply a burnt edge look with distressed ink

This video describes how to use distress ink. First we have to take a paper that we want to work on. Next take the distress ink colors. Spread the lighter colors first on the paper. Take the first color and spread it on throughout the paper. Next take the vintage photo and work on the edges with it. Next take the spiced marmalade ink and spread it on the edges again. Next take the paper and apply the paper edges directly to black soot ink pad. Next wait for sometime until it dry. Next take th...

How To: Make a mini book out of a 12x12" piece of paper

First of all you need a single sheet of paper 12 by 12 inches to make a mini book with four pages and measures 6 by 3 inches. You also need a tool for making creases and a knife to cut the paper. Start by folding the paper in half and then crease the middle line. You must always try to make the crease line as crisp and sharp as possible. Now open it out and then again fold it in the middle in the other side. After this step you have to place the paper with the length facing towards you. Now f...

How To: Create a fold out book

Learn how to create a stunning keepsake using bold patterned papers and striking die-cut shapes. Corinne Bradd shows how to get to grips with the simple technique for a professionally finished gift that will delight friends and family alike!

How To: Craft, fold and decorate a kimono card

These kimono cards are so much fun to make. The idea came from an old issue of The Rubber Stamper magazine (Sept. 2005), with the addition of a few things, like bunny slippers and the geisha girl. They are simple to make once you have the instructions. Check out this card-making video tutorial to see how to craft, fold and decorate a kimono card.

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