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: 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 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 a paper blowgun with a 50 foot range

Training to be a deadly assassin? Why not practice on something a little less dangerous, and make a homemade paper blowgun to begin with? In this two-part video tutorial, learn how to make a sturdy paper blowgun that shoots steel-top darts, and can shoot up to fifty feet. To make this paper weaponry, you will need: An old school notebook, scissors, tape, a hot glue gun, a soda bottle, and 2 paper clips.

How To: Make a half/quarter easel card

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a half/quarter easel card. First, grab several pieces of colors of card stock that you like. After this, fold the main one up into a square. After you have folded this, fold the edges into the middle and push the creases down. From here, you will glue the bottoms of the other pieces and glue them onto each other so they are backgrounds. After this, you will create a border around the front main picture. When finished, fold this up and then you will have ...

How To: Origami polygons

Watch this simple instructional video and learn how to turn a paper square into several other polygons. These basic origami projects also serve as edifying practice in simple geometry. You can fold an equilateral triangle, a regular hexagon, and a regular octagon from square origami paper.

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 small business card-sized box

Sometimes you find ideas from the most unlikely objects. This video gives proof. Here are easy instructions for making a small box to hold business cards, ATC's (artist trading cards), gift cards, etc. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make a small business card-sized box out of an old Orbit gum package.

How To: Make a meteor diorama

Make a breathtaking meteor diorama that will blow the competition away! This five part video series will show you everything you need to know about making a diorama, from setting up the box to placing dolls. This diorama is sure to impress!

How To: Make a cut-paper portrait

Learn how to make a cut-paper portrait by taping an image to a paper, cutting out the silhouette, cutting out the details, checking your progress, cutting off the tape, making some final touch-ups, and placing and gluing the image.

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: Fold a letter "Arrow Style"

Follow these visual instructions to fold a letter into a cute, compact arrow shape. If you ever passed notes in class, this folding method falls among some of the more sophisticated styles. When practicing folding a letter into an arrow, make sure to write on it so as to be sure to conceal the letter's content during the folding process.

How To: Make a carnival themed paper doll

To make a carnival themed paper doll follow these steps. First cut out all of the body parts for your paper doll. You may use any type of patterned paper that you would like. Next decorate the paper by adding more paper, sequins, drawings, etc. Next punch holes into the body parts so that you can put them all together by using string. Next you can make the dolls clothes out of paper, small flowers, sequins, glitter, etc. Finally you should add the clothing to the finished doll body and finish...

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 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: Make a simple flying paper helicopter

No, this isn't an elaborate paper helicopter design that will take you weeks to master. Just because it can fly doesn't mean it's difficult to make. In fact, this is one of the simplest paper helicopters you could make. And it's a great instructional tool for a science classroom to learn about the principles of flight and the heat of the sun. It flies like it has a mind of it's own! Sometimes it will even hover in one spot for an extended period of time. Check it out, both videos, then make y...

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