How To: Make a paper parol Christmas lantern

Here is an easy way to make a beautiful parol. All that you need is colorful papers, scissors, tape, stapler pin. Now take five sheets. Cross fold it and tear the extra paper, so that a perfect square is formed. Do it for all the five sheets. Now fold it cross wise, and again fold it in the same manner, so a triangle shaped paper is formed. Cut the papers cross wise and not on the edges. Care should be taken that it is not fully cut. Then open the paper, several sheets are formed now. Join op...

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 six pointed paper snowflake

This video shows you how you can easily make a simple but beautiful 6-pointed paper snowflake. The video starts with all the things you need to make this snowflake, like a A4 size paper, a scissors etc. The instructions are shown on the screen as the skilled hands show you how easily you too can make a paper snowflake within a couple of minutes. Can't say you will find a better video tutorial on how to make a beautiful paper snowflake.

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...

News: Make Optimus Prime papercraft

Papercraft + Transformers = Fanboy nirvana. Papercrafting is enjoying a renaissance thanks to its nerd-love. Popularity of card modeling boomed during World War II, when paper was one of the few items whose use and production was not heavily regulated. Micromodels, designed and published in England, were a popular source of military-themed modeling designs.

How To: Make an endless card

In this tutorial, we learn how to make an endless card. An endless card is a card that folds a ton of different ways, so it can be used over and over again without having to replace it. To make this, you will first need to take a piece of card stock and score it where you are going to fold it in the middle. After this, take a smaller piece of paper, then score it so you can fold it into three different squares. Do this again for another sheet of paper. After this, you will want to adhere to d...

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: 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...

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: 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 2D paper jack-o'-lantern for Halloween

This is a fun and easy craft demonstration that shows how to make a paper jack-o-lantern with orange, green and yellow construction paper, scissors, tape, a pencil, a black Sharpie and an X-acto knife. Begin by drawing a jack-o-lantern on the orange paper. Use the knife to cut out the eyes, nose and mouth. Cut a top out of green paper and attach it with tape on the back. Cut out a piece of yellow paper and tape it to the back, to show through the holes on the front of the jack-o-lantern. Add ...

How To: Make Cricut snow globe card

Cardcrazy09 teaches us how to make a Cricut snow globe card. You cut the base of the snow globe in brown cardboard. You then add a layer of white with dots and snow flakes on top. The snowman is done using the same technique - black cardboard and then a white layer on top of it. You add the carrot nose by sticking it on. When all is dry, add the snowman on top of the snow globe, in the middle of it. You add the acetate layer on top of them. The end result looks like the class on a real snow g...

How To: Fold a JKF-18 Hornet jet paper plane

This aircraft origami masterpiece is a JKF-18 Hornet, which is modeled after the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet] supersonic fighter jet used by the United States Navy and Marine Corps, along with the Royal Australian Air Force and Spanish Air Force. It's a fantastic plane—but this origami version of it is better!

How To: Make a foam-and-paper Apple iPad

Do you know someone that wants an iPad but can't seem to afford one? Well, here's a great way to do an April Fools Day trick on that friend or family member by giving them a fake home-made iPad. Roman Loyola shows you how to make a fake iPad out of foam and paper. The tools you will need is a half inch thick foam board, a pair of scissors, a glue stick, a ruler, a blade, and most importantly a print-out of the iPad template. Start by cutting out a square of foam board that is the size of the ...

How To: Make a pretty ribbon bow

In this video, we learn how to make a pretty ribbon bow. First, take two pieces of ribbon that are the same size. After this, take one of them and fold it into the ribbon for breast cancer awareness. Then, fold the top down and hold it with your fingers. Then, bring the other ribbon in and fold it down where your fingers were holding the ribbon in place. Once you do this, you will end up with a cute ribbon that only takes a couple of minutes to make! You can pull down the edges on it and then...

How To: Fold and fly a tumblewing walkalong glider

The science-fiction author, Arthur C. Clarke, once said, "That any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic". Who would have thought that we could create a wave of air with a piece of cardboard, and fly a folded sheet of telephone book paper on the wave of air? With this three-part video tutorial, you can find out how you can fly a piece of paper, making it surf on a wave of air. See how to make an origami tumblewing glider.

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: Quickly make a paper snowflake

This video is about how to make a paper snowflake. These are just amazing shapes made out of sheets of paper. They are used for decoration. We can make a paper snowflake in just 2 minutes. First take a plain paper sheet and fold the sheet to make a triangle out of it. Now just make 3 more triangles in similar fashion and after that make a half triangle and cut the extra edge from it. And now it is up to us how we to want design our snowflake. Open and see the nice and beautiful flake.

How To: Make a mini milk carton birdhouse

In this how to video, you will learn how to make a mini milk carton bird house. You will need a mini milk carton dye for this. Use the template to fold the paper. There will be score lines to help you with the folding. Once this is done, fold in the paper and take a punch to create a hole in the paper. Punch another hole in the paper. Next, apply adhesive to the two sides. Once this is done, fold the paper up along the lines to create the basic shape of the bird house. Next, take the green pa...

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