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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 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 simple airplane glider

This video is based on similar ideas from Dr. Ken Blackburn's world record paper airplane. You will need a sheet of paper and a flat surface. After you have completed the plane throw it over your head to get a smooth and slow glide. Your will find the video easy to follow and your plane will fly with style and stability.

How To: Make Full Floral Paper Tricks Card

This card is totally gorgeous, it has a bit of everything and I can't say it is going to be a quick card but I can say it is a 'Humdinger!' and anyone who receives it will keep it forever.. The card has a paper folded quilt style background made from the Anna Griffin Paper Tricks2 kit and this creates something stunning for the 3D flowers and sentiment to sit on, as well as the glitzy bow & embellishment.. perfect for something large and if you ever wanted a card to make a statement, then thi...

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 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: Cut acrylic on the Cricut Expression

In this video, we learn how to cut acrylic on the Cricut Expression. First, you will need to have an acrylic cutter installed on your Cricut Expression. Now, place the acrylic on the mat and insert the mat into your machine. After this, choose the type of cut you want, then make sure the blade depth is at six and the pressure is at maximum. Now you can start to cut the acrylic, and when it's finished, it will pop back out of the machine and be finished! You can then use the acrylic for what p...

How To: Assemble a flower-fold die-cut flowers w/ a glue gun

In this video, we learn how to assemble a flower-fold die-cut with a glue gun. First, cut out different fabrics in the flower shape. Put them all into different piles according to their sizes. After this, put hot glue into the middle of the fabric and fold the flowers in half. When finished, put the pieces together with hot glue going in a circle. Continue to do this with all the different sizes. When you are done, all the colors of fabrics should show, then place a button in the middle with ...

How To: Make a paper lily pad with a cool pop up flower

In this video, we learn how to make a paper lily pad with a cool pop up flower. First, take a piece of paper and fold it in half, then unfold it and fold the bottom half up to the middle, then fold the top half into the middle. Now take the scissors and cut off the edges, leaving the middle crease. Now, cut down the middle crease and then fold the right half of the crease in half twice. Fold it once more, then flip it over and take half of it and fold it up. Now, take your scissors and cut it...

How To: Make your own tag for scrapbooking

Tags are great ways to personalize your scrapbook projects. These little embellishments may seem small but they can make all the difference. Purchasing these tags can get expensive and is totally unnecessary. You will be amazed when you see just how easy it is to make these little tags from scratch.

How To: Make a paper cap from a half sheet of newspaper

The man on the video explain how to make a cricket cap from just a half sheet of newspaper. You start off with a half sheet of news paper, and fold the sheet in half, and then fold it again into a quarter. Then it shows you to fold down the two tops sides as if you were making a "roof". Then you are to fold the roof to the mid point of the base. You are then told to open the whole sheet of newspaper again, fold in both of the long edges to about 4 cm. You are then to fold the sheet in half wi...

How To: Hand-dye and crinkle seam binding for vintage cards

Jenniesbarn has created a video tutorial about how to make hand-dyed crinkle seam binding. She says that crinkle seam binding is popular because it has a vintage look. To begin, she uses a mister to spray water on a ribbon strip in order to allow the strip to crinkle easily and allow color to absorb more evenly when dyed. Afterwards, spray the dye and tossle the ribbon at the same time. It is possible to blend different colors by spraying a different colored dye afterwards. Once the desired c...

How To: Make buttons from paper scraps

This video shows how to make buttons from paper scraps. You need some patterned paper scraps left over from scrapbooking. The best working surface is a Teflon sheet. You also need some shiny glaze product, a pin, and a punch, for example a circle punch, but square, hearts or flowers will do just as well. You need scissors too. Cut or punch out several button shapes. Use a small hole punch to make two holes or four holes in the centre of the button. Use the pin to clear the glaze nozzle. Add t...

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: Make paper look antique in 5 easy steps

This video gives tips on how to make paper look antique in 5 easy steps. Step one is to smear the paper with the oil of olives. Step two is to place the paper in the microwave for more than 2 minutes. The video demonstration set the microwave at 2 minutes 30 seconds. Step 3 is to pull the paper out of the microwave after cooking for more than 2 minutes. Step 4 is to roll the paper. The video demonstration used a rolling pin to roll the paper on a counter top. Step 5 is to make the paper dry. ...

How To: Make a spinner out of a piece of paper

This video shows how to make a spinner out of a piece of paper. Fist take out a normal sheet of paper. Then fold it in half. Cut at the crease for it to make two equal pieces. Fold both pieces in half. Then fold the two edges of the paper to make a triangle. Then do the same to the other piece. Now put one piece on top of the other. Fold in the flaps one by one but leave the final flap alone. Instead of folding the final flap tuck it under the black pocket. Fold the paper in to a triangle and...

How To: Make brand new paper look antique

Whether it be for a school project or just a funky looking journal or letter, making your paper look antique is very easy. Antique paper is great for invitations, props, unique stationary..lots of things! This tutorial will teach you how to age your brand new paper instantly for a neat, old fashioned look.

How To: Make little paper birds

This video shows how to make little paper birdies that have paper clips for their feet. Trace your bird onto the paper. Then you need to cut out the birdies. Then you need to make two paper clips into ninety degree angles. After that you must attach the birdie feet to one side of the bird using scotch tape. Then you must attach the two pieces of the little birdie together. To do this you should be using double sided tape. After that you are basically all done creating your little colorful pap...

How To: Make a paper cake

1) Create a rectangular sheet of paper by folding the left side in, like a book, about 1-inch and remove this excess paper. 2) Fold the rectangle in half, bottom to top like a newspaper, and then unfold and lay flat. Now take the bottom edge and fold it up (again like a newspaper) to meet the center crease that you made with your first fold. Unfold again. You will now have two creases in the bottom half of your paper. 3) Lift the bottom fold (bottom forth of the rectangle) up and line it up w...

How To: Make a mini uzi out of paper

Learn to make this easy mini paper Uzi gun for gaming with your friends! Supplies: Scissors, Scotch tape (Note: DO NOT USE MASKING TAPE OR DUCT TAPE; IT WILL NOT TURN OUT WELL), lots of paper. 1. Take one piece of paper and roll it up from top to bottom to make a short tube. Tape it. 2. Take another sheet of paper and do the exact same thing that you did to the first one and tape it as well. 3. Take a sheet of paper and roll it up from side to side (long ways). Make the hole in the middle abo...

How To: Make a paper sailboat that really floats

Check out this video for info on how to origami a paper boat. This is no ordinary paper boat, either! This boat actually floats! All you need is some paper, a bit of tape and your fingers and pretty soon you will have a fun new bath toy. Granted, it is still paper so it won't last long in water, but it sure does provide a cool effect when you first make it! And on a breezy day, your paper sailboat will take off like a kite!!

How To: Make a flower out of tissue paper for cards

Lay several layers of tissue paper on top of each other. At least 10 You can use different colors to make a colorful flower or one color to make a flower that is one color. Multiple color flowers are great for 4th of July celebrations (red, white and blue). And single color flowers are great for wedding receptions or graduation parties.

How To: Make a paper shotgun that really shoots

There's paper guns, and then there's paper shotguns. It's more powerful than your standard paper gun, and more pleasing to the eye. Watch all six parts of this tutorial to see how the paper shotgun is made, then watch the seventh and last video to watch it in action, shooting a water bottle down.

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: 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!