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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 little duck pop-up card

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a little duck pop-up card. First, draw a duck on a 4x6 piece of paper. Simply draw the big head with the wings coming out at both sides. From here, fold it in half so it closes together. Then, make another small piece of paper that has the eyes drawn onto it and the beak colored in. Place this on the duck to get it in the right spot. Then, adhere it with glue on the top part and fold it in again. Now, when it opens up in the card, the beak will pop up, e...

How To: Make a SD/camera memory card sleeve

Do you lose your SD memory card when you need it the most? This video will teach you how to turn your problem into a fun arts and crafts project! The video teaches you how to create a fashionable sleeve to store your SD memory card. Not only does it look great, it will create a safe place to store your SD memory card. If you finish the video, you can create your own sleeve and make your life a lot easier by storing your SD cards safely.

How To: Fold and fly a paper hang glider

Hang gliders are exciting, but if you can't fly in the sky, free as a bird, then try the next best thing-- making a paper version that you can make soar through the air. This four-part series from Science Toy Maker will show you exactly how to fold and fly an origami paper airplane hang glider, plus you'll get valuable information behind the principles that make it work. Also watch the last video for the principles that make it possible for life-sized hang gliders to move along the sky withou...

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 sticky target with glue for shooting paper guns

Okay, a bullseye is easy to make, but what about making a target that is sticky, that lets your projectiles stick right to the bullseye? This video will show you how to make just that… a sticky target. If you have a paper gun (pistol, shotgun, rifle, sniper's rifle, crossbow, etc) that shoots projectile papers, this is the perfect temporary target for them. It's temporary because it involves glue, which will dry in time, and then your stickiness is gone. Try it out.

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: Transform an envelope into a gift bag

See how to make some cool gift / party favor bags for any occasion. They are made with envelopes. You can make them from nearly any size and type. The ones in the video are made with some surplus greeting card envelopes. Sometimes you can purchase "leftovers" from an office supply or drug store (any store that sells greeting cards). "Left-overs" mean that the cards get damaged or lost but the envelope is left. Just ask the manager if you can purchase them.

How To: Make an oval box

This is a video tutorial on how to make an oval box using card stock, rubber stamps, and ribbon. Decorate paper to use as surface to your cardboard oval box. You can also use an oval stencil to make varying sized oval shapes for the box and lid shape. Have fun crafting this nifty and elegant little container.

How To: Make a simple paper kite

Can any activity be more charming and whimsical than flying a kite? Ever since we saw the kite flying scene in "Mary Poppins," we've always had a distinctive, old timey attraction to the park hobby. And thankfully, you don't actually need to purchase a kite to fly a kite. All you need is some paper and string.

News: Paper Airplane Guru Sets New World Record

Takuo Toda broke his previous Guinness World record of 27.9 seconds in flight this past Sunday. The paper airplane virtuoso, head of the Japan Origami Airplane Association, aimed to reach a 30 second long flight with his 10-centimeter-long paper aircraft. Unfortunately, he didn't quite make it.

How To: Make paper flower ornaments

This video demonstrates how to make gorgeous paper flower ornaments for home decoration, special occasions, or gifts. These are made using Japanese papers, and f you hang them in the window, the light reflects through the translucent paper. You can even use them to hold photos!

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: Fold a kirigami Christmas tree

In this tutorial, we learn how to fold a Christmas tree. First, start with a square paper and fold it in half, then open it and fold it corner to corner. Open the paper again, the turn it over and fold it side to side. Open it once more and fold again side to side. The paper will not automatically fall into the shaped creases and you will have four flaps. Take your finger inside and flatten all the flaps. You should have four flaps on each side and then you can cut the bottom to form a trunk ...

How To: Make a pop-up concertina money card

In this video, we learn how to make a pop-up concertina money card. To start, you will first need to take a piece of paper and measure your money on the inside of the paper. Then, cut this out in a strip and cold your money in half lengthwise. After this, measure the depth out from the center using a ruler. Then, fold the paper in half and on the sides where you marked. Then, you will cut three holes in the middle of the paper and these will hold the money in. Stick the bill in the middle of ...

How To: Make a folded note card holder

Joann of Emerald City Elegance is back with a new paper crafting tutorial. In this video, you will learn how to create a simple as well as chic looking folded note card holder. All it takes is some fancy card stocks and a few folding techniques. This is a great and innovative idea that can save you money on stationary storage supplies in the future.

How To: Make a ribbon enclosed mini album

Making this DIY album is easy and fun! This video will show you how to make an 8x10 photo album enclosed in ribbon. After cutting two pieces of cardboard to size, you can take the material you've chosen for the cover and cut a 9x11 piece so that you can fold over the edges. After that, it's as simple as gluing the material to the backs of the cardboard and taking an extra piece of material for the inside cover. Good luck!

How To: Make bead embellishments

Create gorgeous, sparkly motifs and embellishments out of beads to give your greetings a bit of bling. Corinne Bradd shows how easy it is to combine stunning gems, bright sequins and coloured wire for a unique, eye-catching effect. The finished bead decorations can be applied to cards, tags or gift-bags.

News: This Cardboard Bicycle Cost Only $12 to Make—And It Works!

Stop me if you've heard this one before. A man walks into a bicycle shop, hears about a canoe made of cardboard and is inspired to make an awesome, fully-functional cardboard bicycle. Sound far-fetched? Wait until you hear how his guy actually did it. Israeli entrepreneur Izhar Gafni says that the idea for his method came from Japanese origami. Folding the cardboard increases its strength by 2-3 times, making the material much more durable. Essentially, he made the basic shape for each part w...

How To: Pierce paper with a template

This video demonstrates making a paper piercing and cutting project using a template or stencil. The demonstration produces a frame with decorative piercings and cuttings. The frame shown is suitable for scrapbooking, card making or other paper crafts.

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: 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...

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.