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 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 your very own paper spinner

Evil Penguin Master demonstrates how to make a paper spinner. First fold a regular sheet of paper in half, defining the lines well. Then, cut the paper along the crease with scissors or tear it with your hands. Next, fold the halved paper again lengthwise. Then, fold down the corner. Flip the paper over and fold down the other corner so it forms a slanted rectangle. Repeat the technique with the other sheet. Lay the sheets on top of each other so they form an X or a star. Fold each triangle i...

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 3D paper city

Learn how to make a three dimensional city from a sheet of paper. Start with a flat drawing of a city scape and a sharp X-acto knife. Cut along each vertical line of each window. Cut along each horizontal line of each window. Be very precise and do not cut past the end of the line. Cut out arches of doorways. Make incisions along horizontal lines of buildings. Cut along horizontal lines of stairs. Do not cut along any dotted lines. Once done cutting, begin folding. Fold along dotted lines. Cr...

How To: Create a life sized cardboard cut out of a photo

Select the image whatever you want from anywhere. For example, choose Google search and type high res yoda and select IMAGES choose the picture and save in your computer. Enter into rasterbator software. From the dialog box select the language what you know. Select the image using 'BROWSE..' button and we have to select '3D-Yoda.jpg' and click open button, and then click the CONTINUE button. We have to choose the standard paper size. Next press the CONTINUE button. In this dialog box we have ...

HowTo: Paper Plate Geometry

Oh, what fun you can have with a little math + a little origami. Bradford Hansen-Smith folds intricate geometric sculptures entirely from paper plates and is kind enough to offer a few HowTo's to get you started. Examples of his work below; scroll all the way down for the HowTo.

How To: Make a recycle bag from newspaper

Sporterbumi, teaches you how to make a recycled bag from a newspaper. You need two sheets of newspaper, preferably a large one, a stapler and a ballpoint pen. Also get two thick pieces of card stock with two holes, 8 centimeters apart. Lastly, you will need 2 pieces of 40 centimeters rope each. Use the stapler on the top, opened, side of the newspaper, stapling 2 centimeters apart from each other. Fold 5 centimeters on the side that you put the staples on. Flip it and fold it again. Do the sa...

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 ...

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: Make a file folder organizer

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a file folder organizer. First, you will need to apply double sided tape to paper, then apply a thicker cardboard paper over it. Now, cut most of the excess paper off, except around 1/2". After you have this cover made, apply tacky glue to some manila folders, and stick them into the cover you just made. After you complete this, you will be able to apply the backing to the folder as well. When you are finished, you can add different decorations to your f...

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...

How To: Make a paper orchid

To make a Paper Orchid you need to know the steps as follows: First fold a square sheet of origami stock paper into a triangle, bringing both points together. Use this as your flower base. Fold the paper again bringing both corners together. Rub your finger along the crease of the fold to make sure that it stays put. This step completes the triangle base. Begin making the flower base by taking the triangle base folded over twice and adding a third piece, folding it over as well to meet with t...

How To: Make a glitter and lace card

Cards are so meaningless these days, unless of course, you make make your own, giving it that personal and meaningful touch. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make a glitter and lace card, with help by Barbara Trombley from Art Glitter. Barbara designed this technique for making glitter lace cards using polyester lace, glitter, and sticky paper as a template to create lace paper that sparkles to no end!

How To: Fold a floating paper boat

This video is about how to make a paper floating boat by using only a single paper. These boats are really liked by the children in rainy season and they play with them where water gets collected or some kind of lakes or ponds. It can be made by just folding the paper in three folds and opening it to make a boat. This boat is easy to make and can be used as toys ,decoration material etc. boats are just childhood memories.

How To: Fold a safe-T dart paper airplane

Watch this instructional paper craft video to fold a paper airplane called the Safe-T Dart. The Safe-T Dart is a good, slow flyer. This is an intermediate origami project. Do you think the Safe-T Dart looks like a duck in flight? Fold a safe-T dart paper airplane.

How To: Use a desk paper embosser

Sue at Paper Source demonstrates blind embossing, a technique that raises an image without color. Think braille. It adds finish to an envelope or personalizes stationary. Watch this video crafting tutorial and learn how to use a desk paper embosser.

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