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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: 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: 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.

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 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 paper ribbon bow

This is a great instructional video on how to make a paper ribbon bow. This video teaches you step by step to make a nice paper ribbon bow. This will be very much useful for children work in school or even at home. You need color paper, scissors, gum, pencil and a set square. First you have cut the color papers so as to make about 1 inch width ring from it. You have to paste the paper ends to make it as a ring. Similarly you can make another ring with lesser width. You can make about four rin...

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: Make a file folder organizer

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a file folder organizer. First, you will need to apply double sided tape to paper, then apply a thicker cardboard paper over it. Now, cut most of the excess paper off, except around 1/2". After you have this cover made, apply tacky glue to some manila folders, and stick them into the cover you just made. After you complete this, you will be able to apply the backing to the folder as well. When you are finished, you can add different decorations to your f...

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: 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: 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: Fully Functional DIY Pump Action Shotgun Made Out of Paper

This is no paper gun like you've ever seen before. Seriously. Tacome1942's homemade paper shotgun is a life-sized, fully functional Remington 870 replica. It would be hard to tell it apart from the real deal, not to mention it practically sounds like an authentic shotgun, too. The shotgun is made of approximately 97% paper, the remaining 3% consisting of pins, wires, and springs. Check out all the videos below to see the finer details, including the trigger group, shell stop, and disassembly ...

How To: Origami polygons

Watch this simple instructional video and learn how to turn a paper square into several other polygons. These basic origami projects also serve as edifying practice in simple geometry. You can fold an equilateral triangle, a regular hexagon, and a regular octagon from square origami paper.

How To: Make a quick and simple paper booklet without glue

Here's a quick and simple booklet that can be made out of two sheets of paper. It's great paper craft for a school project or just fun. All you need is paper and scissors. Fold both pieces of paper in half hamburger style. Use scissors to cut knotches into your fold. Fold your other piece of paper hotdog style. Follow the rest of the instructions, assemble and you have a quick and simple paper booklet.

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 a sturdy pepakura Halo 3 helmet using jesmonite

Pepakura is the Japanese word for papercraft. So yes, pepakura does include origami. Specifically, the term refers to 3D models made from paper. And what better contraption to make out of paper than this awesome Halo 3 (XBox 360) helmet? Broken down into its geometric components, this helmet is a life-size replica of the helmets you wear in the game.

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 cool four-sided boomerang that works

What's better than one origami boomerang that comes back to you all cool-like? Two origami boomerangs taped together, of course! Now of course you're thinking, "but that's not a boomerang at all and it won't come back to you!," but check out this video and you'll see there's a way to put together two boomerangs so that they'll create a super large and sexy boomerang.