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 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 loud and annoying paper popper, step by step

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...

How To: Make Vincent Valentine's arm guard

This video explains how to make Vincent Valentine's arm guards in under 20mins. The supplies needed to complete this task include card paper, tape, gold spray, pencil and scissors. A ruler must be used to measure the length of your hand and fingers so you can correctly size the arm guards. Card paper is the cut into many small circles and placed around all of the fingers and then painted with gold spray. The hand portion is created by wrapping your hand with card paper and pulling tight befor...

How To: Make a paper skirt greeting card

This video demonstration shows the steps for making a greeting card decorated with a paper skirt. This sweet card can be sent to a friend for a gift or any occasion. Watch this instructional video and learn how to design a thoughtful greeting card and decorate it with a skirt.

How To: Make paper look 200 years old using coffee

In this tutorial, we learn how to make paper look like it's 200 years old using coffee. First, take a regular piece of copy paper and then use a paint brush to paint a cup of coffee over the entire piece of paper. Use a blow dryer to dry the paper, then brush several more coats onto the paper until the brown looks like it' realistic. To finish, use distressed marks over the paper, then use a blow dry to dry off the entire thing. To finish, apply a couple more coats of coffee to the paper, the...

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: Make a pop-up box card

Connie Brad teaches us how to make a pop-up box card in this tutorial. First, you need to take a scoring board and draw 1 cm increments down the center of it. Now, take a sheet of card stock and score the sheet 2 cm from one end, then continue down until you reach the bottom 3/4's of the paper. Now, fold your card along all of the score lines up until the last line. Next, line this up on a cutting mat and cut 3 cm on each side until the end of each score line. Now when you set this up, it wil...

How To: Make a music box using a musical greeting card

Interesting in making your own music box? This video will walk you through the steps to creating your own makeshift music box, and the main ingredient… a musical greeting card. This is a really easy idea that's perfect for a gift box during the holidays. So simple, so easy. A great project for the kids!

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...

How To: Make butterflies from decorative paper

These decorative paper butterflies make the perfect fall arts and crafts project and year-round ornament to decorate your home. Learn how to use a template, cut out the design, and then score it to give the butterflies their unique 3 dimensional look. You can also add this butterflies to a scrapbook or a personalized card.

How To: Make a money holder gift card

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.

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: 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: 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 circle shaped card

This is a video about how to make a greeting card in circle shape. First take the card and fold it into half. Next take the colluzle and place it on the card. Mark a circle using colluzle on the card. Cut the card on the marking and leave some space at the folding of card. Take the design paper to place on the card. Next cut the design paper in round shape. Make sure that the shape should smaller than the card you have already prepared. Next stick the design paper to card. Next take one ribbo...

How To: Make a little house pop-up card

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a little house pop-up card. First, draw a cute little house on a flat plain with trees around it, then decorate the house! After this, fold it in half so the house shows on the outside and cut the paper along the roof and on the bottom, not on the sides. After this, bend that flap on both sides and then open up the card. Now, fold the card in so the little house pops out when you open it up! From here, put into your card and then color the entire thing t...

How To: Make a floral bow or tying ribbon

This video teaches the secrets of making a floral bow or tying a ribbon in simple steps. First take a piece of ribbon, make a loop, twist and hold it. Now make a loop to the side, twist and hold and make another loop to its opposite side. Now make two more loops in the same way and hold it tightly. Secure the loops made in the ribbon by using a wire. Finally pull out the loops to make a floral pattern and finish.

How To: Make a pop-up pocket money card

To make this pop-up card, you just need two sheets of card stock. This pocket pop-up card is made specifically to hold money, which works great for birthdays and holidays, especially Christmas. This super simple pop up pocket card is easy to make, and it doesn't just have to hold money… it can hold gift vouchers or plastic cards, also. Super base for decorating either with stamps or designer papers.

How To: Make paper look antique in 5 easy steps

This video gives tips on how to make paper look antique in 5 easy steps. Step one is to smear the paper with the oil of olives. Step two is to place the paper in the microwave for more than 2 minutes. The video demonstration set the microwave at 2 minutes 30 seconds. Step 3 is to pull the paper out of the microwave after cooking for more than 2 minutes. Step 4 is to roll the paper. The video demonstration used a rolling pin to roll the paper on a counter top. Step 5 is to make the paper dry. ...

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 decorative tissue box cover

In this video, we learn how to make a decorative tissue box cover. First, you will need to get a piece of paper in your choice of color and set your tissue box on top of it. Use different colors of paper to trace out the edges of the box and then you will tape them all together. Make edges off the paper when you trace them so they fold over. When finished, you will put this onto the tissue box. You can also decorate this with any accessories that you would like to add a personal touch to the ...

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 folded paper printer's hat from a newspaper

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to make a folded paper printer's hat from a newspaper. Take two sheets of newspaper and fold down the half way mark to make two triangles. Fold the bottom edge of the top flap and make it meet the bottom edge of the big triangle. Now fold this up again over the bottom edge of the triangle to make a big cuff. Flip it over, take the outside edges and fold them to meet at the center. Now take the bottom corners and fold them up like dog ear...

How To: Make a tri-fold shutter card

This tri-fold card idea can be used to make an assortment of great cards for any occasion. This card design may look a bit difficult but in reality it isn't at all. Once you get your card in the accordion fold you are ready to decorate. This video will demonstrate how to fold your card stock into this awesome fold design and make a tri-fold shutter card for any occasion. This scrapbooking design will awe whomever you share it with, just make sure to decorate it to the tee.

How To: Make a paper airplane fly farther

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...

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