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...
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.
YouTube illusionist Brusspup has used everything from mirrors to fire to create his optical illusions, but his latest trick is a little more 2D. Using a printer, a transparency sheet and a piece of regular paper, he made several illusions that trick your brain into thinking they're actually animated when the transparency is slid across the paper.
In this video, you are shown how to create a paper airplane and most importantly, how to make it fly farther. You will need a paper airplane, a stapler, and some tape and scissors. You staple the paper airplane all the way to the back without hitting either wing. You create three rows of these staples. This will make the airplane "closed" so it will glide farther. To get even balanced weight which will make it glide further, first tape along the entire top ridge, then you use scissors and mak...
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...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a paper flower pot. First, fold your paper into a triangle then crease and unfold. Next, fold the paper in half to make a rectangle, then crease and unfold. Do this on the other directions, making creases for each. Now, flip the paper over and make a triangle, then crease and unfold. As you unfold, push the sides in, the squish down to make a square piece. Fold the open end of the square base to the opposite corner, then fold a triangle from the top in t...
The Professor of Silliness returns with some paper. Watch this instructional video to make a tall tree out of newspaper. You need an old newspaper, masking tape, and scissors. Simply lay out the newspaper pages from end to end and tape them together. Then roll it up at a diagonal, starting from one corner, and pack i it into a compact tube. Use tape to keep the tub intact Use the scissors to cut vertical lines half way down the newspaper tube. Pull out the inner most layer and turn your recyc...
Check out this video to make an optical illusion paper toy. Don't be dismayed by the intricacy, just read the text on the bottom of the screen!
What's a better way to give a gift to a magician than to present it in a gift box made of playing cards? This video tutorial will show you how to make this playing card gift box, fold after fold. So, get out that deck of cards, count out 21 of them, and start bending and folding for the perfect card gift box.
Here's a lesson in origami firearms! Well, not real origami, since you will also need a pair of scissors and some tape to complete this. But other than that, just grab a few sheets of plain white paper and end up with your own double barrelled paper shotgun.
If you're looking to cheer up someone who is sick with a homemade Get Well Card, follow this video for steps on how to make a Get Well card with Stampin' Up. Crafter Dawn takes us through the steps of how to create this card with the Pick-a-Petal stamp set. Be creative and use whatever color stamp pads you want to add a personal touch. By following Dawn's simple arts and crafts steps, you can cheer up anyone with this Get Well card with a smile and a thoughtful, handmade gift.
Sue at Paper Source demonstrates blind embossing, a technique that raises an image without color. Think braille. It adds finish to an envelope or personalizes stationary. Watch this video crafting tutorial and learn how to use a desk paper embosser.
This video will teach you the three most important tips which you will need in order to throw a paper airplane far. First, you will need to use your dominant or stronger hand. Next, you will need to throw the airplane as if you were throwing a baseball, taking a slight forwards step as you throw it as well. Finally, you will need to make sure that you release the paper airplane at the proper point of your throw, at the maximum part of the arc and not when your arm starts arcing downwards. By ...
1. First, fold paper hotdog-wise. 2. Next, unfold paper and fold each corner of one end of the paper inwards toward the center fold to make the point of the airplane.
You must have went to many comic or movie conventions and seen people in armor costumes that are very expensive to buy. Now you can make one of your own .With this video tutorial you will learn how to create costume armors of your own.
What better way to say "Happy Birthday" to a friend than by having his gift and card explode in his face? If you're the prankster in your group of friends then this is the perfect way to commemorate another candle on the birthday cake.
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.
Halloween is not to far away, but why wait to scare the living day lights out of somebody when you can do it when they least expect it. In this video you'll find out how to use papier mache to make a cool looking and creepy mask. Enjoy!
You can also use this as a method to make some easy gift boxes! All you need are three sheets of plain paper, some scotch tape, a pair of scissors, a knife and some markers (or your favorite paper decorations).
In this video, you will learn how to make origami stealth fighter. This origami model simulates a stealth aircraft.
This video teaches the secrets of making a floral bow or tying a ribbon in simple steps. First take a piece of ribbon, make a loop, twist and hold it. Now make a loop to the side, twist and hold and make another loop to its opposite side. Now make two more loops in the same way and hold it tightly. Secure the loops made in the ribbon by using a wire. Finally pull out the loops to make a floral pattern and finish.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make their own rub-on. This allows users to transfer any designs onto card stock. Users will need to first print the design onto a sheet of acetate. Simply place the acetate paper over the card stock. Then use any kind of tool and simply rub it over the design on the acetate. The transferred design will be lighter in color than the original. Make sure that you if you want to use letters or numbers, print it backwards. This video will benefit those ...
This video describes how to use distress ink. First we have to take a paper that we want to work on. Next take the distress ink colors. Spread the lighter colors first on the paper. Take the first color and spread it on throughout the paper. Next take the vintage photo and work on the edges with it. Next take the spiced marmalade ink and spread it on the edges again. Next take the paper and apply the paper edges directly to black soot ink pad. Next wait for sometime until it dry. Next take th...
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?
Mad Eye Moody's magical eye from "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" is a character all its own, moving freely and seeing what to others is hidden, especially when it comes to student mischief.
This video teaches us how to make shaker cards. These are cards that have a sort of window where you can see glitter or confetti moving about when you shake the card. You start off with your card base. A good size is 6" by 8". You take your front image, either a picture you have or stamp one yourself. Attach this image to the front of your card base. Line your image with thick double sided tape. Don't leave any gaps or your glitter will leak out. Next you cut your window. This will be the ver...
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...
Watch this video to see how to make a paper flower pop-up card. To make things even better, you only need one piece of paper to accomplish this pop up paper card flower. Just grab your one piece of paper, some scissors and some glue and you're ready to make awesome flower cards.
You can recycle your own cardboard boxes and get sheets of beautiful, handmade paper. It's quite easy. You'll need a paper mold, but those are very easy to make (you can use a cake pan or baking dish in a pinch!)
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.
Training to be a deadly assassin? Why not practice on something a little less dangerous, and make a homemade paper blowgun to begin with? In this two-part video tutorial, learn how to make a sturdy paper blowgun that shoots steel-top darts, and can shoot up to fifty feet. To make this paper weaponry, you will need: An old school notebook, scissors, tape, a hot glue gun, a soda bottle, and 2 paper clips.
Learn how to fold the JKF-117A Nighthawk from Fighter Plane Origami. It's a look alike of the F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter plane.
Want to hand out lollipops to your kid's class for Valentine's Day? Then don't just phone it in by scouring the shelves at Target the night before for some Dora the Explorer paper valentines that you'll tape to the lollipops.
In order to make a pop up greeting card, you will need the following: 3D Maribu pens, a paintbrush, water, scrap paper, a pencil, a ruler, a cutting knife, eraser, 3 pieces of colored card stock, a white card, scissors, and a glue.
Learn how to make a paper gun bullet. This bullet is for operating paper guns. Watch as this kid demonstrates the method - all you need is paper and scissors.
While you can hook up your Craft Robo to a computer, you might sometimes want a little extra mobility. You can load your designs onto an SD card and cut out your favorite shapes directly from the card. No cords needed!
This greeting card tutorial video will give you tips on how to make a greeting card that spins and shows various images in its little window. This is a take on the old view master toys that children used to play with. Your friends and family will definitely think this greeting card is awesome.
Sue at Paper Source demonstrates how to glue like a pro. PVA is a great paper glue, while methyl cellulose extends drying time (which is perfect for precise adjustment) and is also reversible (making it really handy for archiving). Watch this video crafting tutorial and learn how to use PVA and methyl cellulose glues.
Want to create complex paper cut outs that a die cut machine just can't handle? One option is to use the Craft Robo, which will let you create your own welded shapes and patterns on your computer and then cut them out on your paper.
In order to make a paper bag out of a newspaper, you will need the following: 2 sheets of newspaper, a ballpoint pen, cardstock with 2 holes, organic glue, and 2 pieces of rope.