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 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 ...
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.
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This next tutorial is for those who are looking to add a bit of fun to their room or even class setting. This tutorial is going to show you how to make homemade throwing darts using nothing more than some paper and tacks.
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.
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 ...
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.
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!
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...
You can also use this as a method to make some easy gift boxes! All you need are three sheets of plain paper, some scotch tape, a pair of scissors, a knife and some markers (or your favorite paper decorations).
Make your own Optimus Prime out of paper. It even transforms!
You must have went to many comic or movie conventions and seen people in armor costumes that are very expensive to buy. Now you can make one of your own .With this video tutorial you will learn how to create costume armors of your own.
Here is the simple way to make great paper mache in about 2 minutes. This recipe will work for most paper mache projects. This is a quick tutorial on making a paper mache mixture.
In this clip, you'll learn how to make a spinning spiral in your own home. The spiral makes a great decoration and will spin when hung above a candle. Make an amazing spiral from paper.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The modern, sleek aesthetic is so overrated. If you're an arts and crafts aficionado, you know that adding vintage and old world touches to your craftmaking creates results that are whimsical and beautifully antique.
The English rose has traditionally been a beautiful young woman who glows with beauty and sensibility. Yet she is also very English and possesses a stylish and endearing quirkiness.
Kipkay demonstrates how to make a penrose triangle, an impossible object, out of paper. This is a very well known optical illusion in three dimensions. Make a penrose triangle.
Watch this video to learn how to use acetate or transparencies for backgrounds or cards. Part 1 of 2 - How to Make a transparent card.
Jennifer Fresco shows you how to make a paper spring is ridiculously easy, and you can make a cute greeting card with it!
Learn to fly... paper airplanes. In this video tutorial, John Collins, The Paper Airplane Guy, shows you how to fold and throw the SCS Nakamura Lock paper airplane.
In this tutorial, learn how to make a paper iPhone that looks so real you will fool your friends. Everyone cool has an iPhone but not everyone has a few hundred bucks to get one, so check out this clip and fashion a paper one that will fool your friends.
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.
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...
Make a German paper star. You need 4 strips of paper that are 17 inches long and 1/2 and inch wide. Part 1 of 2 - How to Make a German paper star.
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.
Incredible paper guns exhibited last year at the Craze Gallery on Portobello Road in London. About the project, via Craze Gallery:
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.
Halloween is not to far away, but why wait to scare the living day lights out of somebody when you can do it when they least expect it. In this video you'll find out how to use papier mache to make a cool looking and creepy mask. Enjoy!
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...
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.
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.
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?
Want to dress up like a creeper from Minecraft for Halloween? or just because? You're in luck. Check out this video to learn how to make a great-looking creeper costume out of a paper box. Blockify yourself like a Minecraft mob.
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...