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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...

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: Make Halloween cards with Cricut Wild Card

This video shows an easy way to make Halloween cards with the Wild Card Cart. Mary is our guide in this tutorial showing us how to use the Wild Card cart in order to make some great cards for Halloween. The video is very helpful, and you start by finding out the exact page where you can get everything you need for a great and scary card. For a boost of imagination you can take a look at Mary's two examples, a bat card and a spider one.

How To: Make a papier mache skull

Learn how to make a papier mache skull by first learning how to mix papier mache and then how to make a jaw bone. Part 2 of this informative craft how to for making a cool papier mache skull starts with building from the jaw bone in part 1 the project continues with the making of the skull. Part three shows the details, sculpting, painting and completion of this cool papier mache craft project.

How To: Make a Peek-A-Boo card

Store bought card can sometimes seem impersonal and rushed, and it's always so hard to find the right one. But, handmaking a card for someone can show them how much you care. This video tutorial will show you how to create something that we at WonderHowTo think is a super cute card idea.

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: Use the Cricut Expression to make a gift bag

Mona from Cup Cakes Creations demonstrates the use of a Cricut Expression machine to make gift bags. She starts with the smaller gift bag found on page 115 of the instruction book. It gives the option of putting holes in the bag. She sets the machine to cut two 5-1/2" bags out of 12x12" paper, and cuts it. With the bag cut out, she explains how the bag is folded and taped with Terrifically Tacky Tape, and decorated with a 2" tag. The tag is attached with a cord, and decorated with a ribbon. T...

How To: Stain white paper to look antique

This video demonstrates how to stain a white sheet of paper and make it look antique. You'll need two tea bags (an extra one if the other tears open. Place the paper to be stain on a tissue or newspaper to avoid a mess. Take half a tumbler of hot water and dip a tea bag until the color becomes dark orange. Take out the tea bag and gently wipe all over the sheet of paper and also dab gently on the applied parts for a darker stain in some regions to look natural. Repeat this process by turning ...

How To: Make a squash fold-out mini book

The narrator starts by explaining what a squash book is. A squash is designed to keep photos, journalling or what ever you like. To start we require a 4x4 pattern paper and 3x3 chipboard. We then glue the chipboard onto the pattern paper. We then cut the corners of the pattern paper. We then fold the flap in and glue down. We repeat this to form another cover. Next we grab a 6x6 pattern paper, we then complete a series of folds. One diagonal, half horizontal and half vertical folds. We repeat...

How To: Do the Cuttlebug 'smoosh' technique

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to do the Cuttlebug 'smoosh' technique. For this project you will need a brayer, ink pad, an embossing folder and a Cuttlebug. Ink the brayer well and with it apply the ink on the embossing folder. Make sure the ink is applied thoroughly on the whole surface. Get the Cuttlebug ready, place the card stock inside the embossing folder, place a couple of ‘C’ plates in the Cuttlebug, put the embossing folder with one more ‘C’ plate ab...

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 a six sided paper snowflake

Most paper snowflakes are not representative of the proper 6-sided shape of snowflakes. This tutorial will show you a method which will allow you to make a beautiful and symmetrical realistic six sided paper snowflake. You will need to start with a square piece of paper, which you will then fold over diagonally to make a triangle shape. Taking the inner edge towards yourself, you will then need to fold the paper over into thirds and cut off the excess on an angle. After this, proceed as you w...

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: Make Day of the Dead paper mache sculptures

In this tutorial, we learn how to make day of the dead paper mache sculptures. First, you will make the paper mache sculptures into different body shapes, then use a sharp knife to carve along the sculpture. Use different paints and colors to make the characters more believable and realistic. Use a thick paper mache when making these, because you will lose a lot of layers when you are thinning it down and shaving it into shape. When finished, you will attach the different pieces of body parts...

How To: Make an Agamograph

Need an easy craft for young kids. Learn to make a relief sculpture out of paper created by an Israeli artist name Yaacov Agam. All you need is paper, glue, scissors, pencil and a ruler. Make an Agamograph.

How To: Make an AK-47 paper gun

Don't play with guns, kids... unless their homemade paper guns! Check out this three-part video tutorial to learn how to make an AK-47 paper gun. This somewhat realistic replica gun is the perfect hobby for a young gun enthusiast. What better a gun than the AK to start out with?

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 origami envelope from paper

Looking for a craft project that's as beautiful as it is useful? With this guide, you'll learn how to make an ornate paper envelope using origami, the traditional art of Japanese paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as well as to get started making your own paper envelopes, watch this free origami lesson.

How To: Make a paper box using newspaper

Have you ever thought about creating small boxes out of newspaper? Tomoko Lipp shows you a simple folding and cutting method to do this. Making these can be another way to recycle and be environmentally conscious. You might also consider using them for a unique gift box idea or for storing small items. All you'll need is some newspaper, a pair of scissors, and a pen to mark a few measurements.

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.