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How To: Make a simple flying paper helicopter

No, this isn't an elaborate paper helicopter design that will take you weeks to master. Just because it can fly doesn't mean it's difficult to make. In fact, this is one of the simplest paper helicopters you could make. And it's a great instructional tool for a science classroom to learn about the principles of flight and the heat of the sun. It flies like it has a mind of it's own! Sometimes it will even hover in one spot for an extended period of time. Check it out, both videos, then make y...

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: 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 CD holder in minutes

Need a rack for all of your CDs? This video will show you how to make a cd holder in minuter. Requirement: 1 piece of corrugated paper, 4 bands, a pair of chopstick, knife, mark pen and ruler. Make a CD holder in minutes.

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 spring flower pop-up card

Paper is good for more than just scribbling your crush's name in hearts during a boring history class lecture. Watch this video to revitalize your understanding of paper power and to make a spring craft that will scream hugs and kisses to anyone whom you give it to.

How To: Make paper roses from streamer paper

Not sure what to do with that left over streamer paper from a party? Why not save it until Valentine's Day and fashion a bouquet of paper roses out of it? This tutorial will show you how to take that flimsy, colorful party paper and create cute, homemade flowers from it.

How To: Make a boring paper clip into a really fun spinner

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a plain paper clip into a spinner. The materials required for this spinner are a paper clip and a pair of pliers. Take the paper clip and straighten it. Now use the pliers to bend the tip of the clip at 90 degrees. Then bend it 90 degrees to left side and start bending the wire into a circular shape. The shape will look like a pretzel. Now bend the end tip of the wire 90 degrees to the opposite direction of the first bend. You should end up wi...

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 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: 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 flower ball with origami

With this guide, you'll learn how to make a folded-paper flower balls with 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 decorative flower balls, watch this free origami lesson.

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 a simple AK-47 paper gun

See how to make your own paper gun. This video tutorial will show you how to make an AK-47 paper gun. There's really not that much that goes into making a paper gun. You just need some paper, tape, and a pair of scissors and you're halfway there. Make an AK!

How To: Fold a geometric origami salt cellar

Want a super awesome way to serve your salt and pepper that's not in your run-of-the-mill salt and pepper shakers? Then try popping your table seasonings into this awesome geometric salt cellar. It has four different compartments for you to place whatever you like tossing on your food.

How To: Make a mini book out of a 12x12" piece of paper

First of all you need a single sheet of paper 12 by 12 inches to make a mini book with four pages and measures 6 by 3 inches. You also need a tool for making creases and a knife to cut the paper. Start by folding the paper in half and then crease the middle line. You must always try to make the crease line as crisp and sharp as possible. Now open it out and then again fold it in the middle in the other side. After this step you have to place the paper with the length facing towards you. Now f...

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 cut-paper portrait

Learn how to make a cut-paper portrait by taping an image to a paper, cutting out the silhouette, cutting out the details, checking your progress, cutting off the tape, making some final touch-ups, and placing and gluing the image.

How To: Make your own hollow book

This video shows you how to create a hollow book for keeping secret things inside. To the outside world the book looks normal, but only you know what goodies you have stored inside. You will need an old hardcover book, wood glue, Razor knife, steel ruler, brush, pencil, and cup for water glue mix.

News: Obsessively Intricate Paper Anatomy

Artist Sarah Yakawonis uses a technique called quilling to craft complex anatomy art with paper. Quilling, as defined by Wikipedia: "The use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. The paper is wound around a quill to create a basic coil shape. The paper is glued at the tip and the coil shaped, these shaped coils are arranged to form flowers, leaves, and various ornamental patterns similar to ironwork."

How To: Make an awesome tissue paper flower

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a tissue paper flower. You will need: pipe cleaners, scissors, and tissue paper (three different colors). First, twist three pipe cleaners together to make a stem. Next, cut your tissue papers all into the same size, mix colors to get a prettier flower. Now, layer the sheet and fold the papers as many times as possible. Cut the ends in a triangle shape, then spread the papers again and fold up again in the alternate direction. Now using your papers and p...

How To: Fold a pentagon out of paper

This video tutorial shows how to fold a paper pentagon out of A4 sized paper. Instructions for how to convert North American Letter sized paper into A4 size paper are also included. The paper pentagon serves as a base for a paper dodecahedron, which can be made by attaching all the paper pentagons together.

How To: Make an ornament accordion book

This versatile paper accordion book can be used as a holiday tree ornament, a personalized card, a wedding favor, a gift, or a photo holder. If you enjoy scrapbooking, card making, or making personalized stationary, you will love this crafts project. Learn how to cut, fold, and score your own accordion booklet by watching this video!