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.
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...
Is your love of race cars exceeded only by your love of elaborate papercraft? Do you have easy access to industrial-size printers and a surfeit of clean cardboard? If you answered yes to all of the above, odds are you're the Seiko Epson printer corporation, who recently set about assembling an impressive 1:1-scale 3D cardboard replica of a Honda/Acura NSX Super GT race car for the 2010 Tokyo Auto Salon:
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 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 ...
This tutorial it's step by step instructions, so it's very easy to understand it. Don't forget to like, comment and share this project :)
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 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!
You can recycle your own cardboard boxes and get sheets of beautiful, handmade paper. It's quite easy. You'll need a paper mold, but those are very easy to make (you can use a cake pan or baking dish in a pinch!)
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 ...
This video is about making a two sheet paper airplane. You take two pieces of white paper. Line them up so that they are overlapping, about a quarter of the paper. Make them even. Take the right side of the paper and fold it half way. Crease it. Take the fold halfway so that the two pieces meet in the middle. Crease it. Fold the paper so it meets up the middle. Fold right to meet the left. Make wings. Make them as even as possible.
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...
Want to hand out lollipops to your kid's class for Valentine's Day? Then don't just phone it in by scouring the shelves at Target the night before for some Dora the Explorer paper valentines that you'll tape to the lollipops.
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.
You can easily make your own fruit bowl like that. Check out this video for step by step instruction.
This is one more cool illusion by maricv84, one where you slide a transparent sheet with black bars overtop a cryptic image to create an animated effect.
Although it's been several years since Angry Birds first came out, it's still going strong in the App Store, currently third place on the Top Free Apps chart. The new Angry Birds Star Wars is sixth place on the Top Paid Apps chart. What does this show us? Those pesky birds can't be shooed away.
Cover a heart shaped or round box with designer paper
This tutorial describes how to make a Hershey Kiss holder. This is a quick and easy project that you can make to use as little gifts in your kids' lunches, for co-workers, party favors, place-holders at holiday meals and more.
Learn how to add extra flair to paper edges with paper punches. This video tutorial shows different tools that will change the borders of paper and how to use those tools. Paper punches change the border of papers and expands the options of basic card making.
This amazing technique is so quick and easy, you will love how you can change the colour of your embossed vellum.
This tutorial shows you how to take several circles of recycled paper (from sixteen centimeters to four centimeters in diameter) into a lovely Christmas tree decoration. Fold each of them in half several times, cut a hole in the tip, then just stack and decorate!
Dogs are cute little things, so why not create a dog card for a loved one (or maybe for the big dog of your house, your dad, for this Father's Day)?
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...
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...
Hang gliders are exciting, but if you can't fly in the sky, free as a bird, then try the next best thing-- making a paper version that you can make soar through the air. This four-part series from Science Toy Maker will show you exactly how to fold and fly an origami paper airplane hang glider, plus you'll get valuable information behind the principles that make it work. Also watch the last video for the principles that make it possible for life-sized hang gliders to move along the sky withou...
Learn to fly... paper airplanes. In this video tutorial, John Collins, The Paper Airplane Guy, shows you how to fold and fly the Tumbling Wing paper airplane.
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.
This is a video tutorial on how to make an oval box using card stock, rubber stamps, and ribbon. Decorate paper to use as surface to your cardboard oval box. You can also use an oval stencil to make varying sized oval shapes for the box and lid shape. Have fun crafting this nifty and elegant little container.
This video will teach you how to make an incredibly cute Valentine's Day card. This card tucks in itself to serve the purpose of both envelope and card, although an envelope should still be used for mailing it. All your valentines will know that you love them when you make this adorable card.
This how-to video tutorial demonstrates how to weave paper strips together to create a braid like shape. Learn how to fold a paper braid for craft, paper, and even scrapbooking projects.
This video tutorial shows you how to fold a note in the diamond note fold pattern. Learn how to make an origami note fold in a diamond shape.
These step by step instructions help you to fold your own money butterfly out of two dollar bills. Perfect for beginners. Money origami is great for presents and tips!
Learn how to make a cool little heart shaped cup out of two pieces of paper and some folding and cutting. Similar to origami, the Japanese art of kirigami requires the use of scissors.
PhD in Paper Craft: Make This Insanely Detailed & Anatomically Correct Human Torso—Complete with Removable Organs
If you're studying human anatomy (or have ever visited a doctor's office), you're no doubt familiar with those plastic anatomical models with removable pieces meant to teach the different parts of the body. Before those, there were illustrated pop-up books. If you need to know the difference between the latissimus dorsi and the multifidus, you're probably better off sticking with your textbook diagrams. But if you prefer a more artful approach (and have a lot of time one your hands), this pap...
In this video, you are shown how to create a paper airplane and most importantly, how to make it fly farther. You will need a paper airplane, a stapler, and some tape and scissors. You staple the paper airplane all the way to the back without hitting either wing. You create three rows of these staples. This will make the airplane "closed" so it will glide farther. To get even balanced weight which will make it glide further, first tape along the entire top ridge, then you use scissors and mak...
This video tutorial shows techniques for how to implement chalks into card making. Chalk adds a finish unique to ink. Learn how to incorporate new but simple techniques into the craft of card making.
UK-based artist Matthew Nicholson is a man of many talents: designer, photographer, professional free runner and papercraft engineer—and in the latter of which, he generously posts free downloadable DIY kits for your folding pleasure.
What's a better way to give a gift to a magician than to present it in a gift box made of playing cards? This video tutorial will show you how to make this playing card gift box, fold after fold. So, get out that deck of cards, count out 21 of them, and start bending and folding for the perfect card gift box.