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How To: Keep & file your leftover scrapbook scrap paper

Joann from Paper Crafting shares her tips in this video for filing and saving her scrap paper and card stock. She has created a new system where she uses "paper protectors". They must be clear and they should be intended to use more than one piece of paper. She then puts the scraps coordinated by color and paper type in the clear plastic protectors in a basket so they are always handy.

How To: Make a small business card-sized box

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.

How To: Make a simple paper airplane

While working with some 14 year olds, I was shocked to find out that only a handful of them could make a decent airplane... so here's a simple design that goes pretty far if you throw it right (I'll let someone else make a video on how to throw an airplane). Learn how to make your own paper airplane with this instructional video. All you need is paper and scissors.

How To: Build a realistic M16A2 paper gun

This thorough tutorial video series demonstrates how to make a beautiful, realistic paper M16A2 gun. This tutorial is broken up into 8 videos, so be sure to click through all of the chapters for the full tutorial. Paper guns are fun to make and can look very realistic (and perform basic operating functions, too!). Learn how to fold the M16A2 gun out of paper with this paper gun tutorial.

How To: Fold a lock-nose dart paper airplane

Watch this instructional paper craft video to fold a paper airplane called the lock-nose dart. The lock-nose dart is a simple yet sophisticated paper plane. This is an intermediate origami project. The lock-nose dart is a championship flyer. Fold a lock-nose dart paper airplane.

How To: Make the kiragami hummingbird

This beautiful Kirigami captures the moment a hummingbird kisses a blossom. Just download, print, cut and assemble, it's easy. It's better than giving a card, it's giving a piece of art. Best of all, you can make them again and again. Download a pattern at http://www.easycutpopup.com.

How To: Make an animated optical illusion out of 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...

How To: Create an amazing 3D paper design

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!

How To: Make a shadow box frame

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a shadow box frame. First, grab a regular picture frame and remove everything from the frame. Next, remove the metal pegs that are around the sides. From here, grab a piece of card stock and draw the outline of the glass onto it with a pencil. Then, extend the edges of the box out on the paper. From here, you will cut it out and then bend it into a box. From here, add the picture and anything else you want inside of the box. Stick double sided tape insid...

How To: Make a paper flower pot

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a paper flower pot. First, fold your paper into a triangle then crease and unfold. Next, fold the paper in half to make a rectangle, then crease and unfold. Do this on the other directions, making creases for each. Now, flip the paper over and make a triangle, then crease and unfold. As you unfold, push the sides in, the squish down to make a square piece. Fold the open end of the square base to the opposite corner, then fold a triangle from the top in t...

How To: Make a two sheet paper airplane

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.

How To: Work with paper mache

This video will show those who are interested how to make paper mache and how to use it in artwork as well. A quick and simple way to make paper mache starts with nothing but common newspaper. After soaking your newspaper in water for a while, place the newspaper in a blender with some more warm water and blend it into a fine paste. After this, you should strain out the excess water and then mix this solution with some whiting powder, or chalk, in order to get your finished paper mache, which...

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.

HowTo: Build a Papercraft NSX Super GT Race Car

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:

How To: Bleach paper to make the color pop

This video tutorial is going to show you how to bleach paper to make the color pop. First take a piece of black paper, apply a bit of bleach and see what color it turns. Because, different cards change color differently. Next you will need a stamp, embossing ink and black embossing powder. Apply embossing ink on the stamp, stamp the black paper and put black embossing powder on the paper and dust it off. You then need to heat the paper. Bleach out the portions that you want color. Follow the ...

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 an explosion greeting card

This tutorial paper design video will show you how to make a greeting card that practically explodes with cuteness. These cards look so cute folded, and even cuter when they're opened. You can make these greeting cards for family and friends, no matter the occasion.

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 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: 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 ...

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 tinfoil bullet for a paper gun that shoots far

This video teaches the secret of making a tinfoil bullet for a paper gun that shoots far. An excellent summary is given below. First start by rolling the tinfoil leaving one side wide and the other side narrow. After rolling it up tear a little piece from the narrow end of the tinfoil. Open it up, insert your finger inside and adjust till it becomes cone shaped. Now put that in your gun and shoot, it will go far as expected. Add some weight if you want to make it go longer. Follow the above t...