Hot Papercraft How-Tos

How To: Make watermarks in paper for security

Don't fret too much if your watermark is barely noticeable when you're finished with this project - the less obvious it is, the better a job you've done. Watermarkers are present in many types of paper, especially the monetary kind. If you hold up a ten dollar bill you'll see a watermark of Thomas Jefferson's face on the right, proving the bill is real.

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: 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: Make a Yamaha papercraft motorcycle YZR-M1

Learn how to make your very own Japanese Yamaha paper craft motorcycle YZR-M1! These easy-to-follow instructional paper craft video clips explain everything from basic paper craft techniques and how to make major parts of the realistic paper crafts, right up to the final assembly of your Yamaha motorcycle YZR-M1. These paper craft videos are full of useful tips for efficient construction and superb finish! Watch it, and you'll want to make a realistic paper craft motorcycle yourself!

How To: Throw a paper airplane far

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 ...

How To: Frame a sports jersey

Want to hang that sports jersey proud above your bed, but framing is too expensive? Save some money by framing it yourself and learn from a master. In this step-by-step video tutorial by Vivian Kistler, learn how to frame your basketball, baseball, soccer, or football jersey without leaving your house. Vivian Kistler is an MCPF (Master Certified Picture Framer) and GCF (Guild Commended Framer) and has traveled worldwide giving seminars on picture framing and has written over 28 books on the s...

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 a music box using a musical greeting card

Interesting in making your own music box? This video will walk you through the steps to creating your own makeshift music box, and the main ingredient… a musical greeting card. This is a really easy idea that's perfect for a gift box during the holidays. So simple, so easy. A great project for the kids!

How To: Make a swing (or flip) card

This video shows how to make a swing or flip card. These are called swing or flip cards because when you open them the middle swings out to show the message. To make the card, you need a piece of cardstock that measures five inches by seven inches. Stamp or emboss the card while it is still whole. Then make two score marks on the long side of your card at two and three fourth inches and four and one fourth inches. Next, measure one and one half inches from each side, toward the middle, markin...

How To: Make Day of the Dead paper mache sculptures

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...

How To: Make a shredded paper flower

This video shows the method to make a shredded paper flower. Take a butterfly paper from April bad girls kit and cut it into eight and a half by eleven. Put this paper into paper shredder and cut it into strips. Take a handful of strips and cut them into half. Repeat this until you get enough pieces to make the flower. Take the paper strips cut into half and put them together around the center. Staple them at the center so that you get a bunch of strips. Repeat this for two more bunches. Stic...

How To: Make your own rub-on transfers for card design

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 ...

How To: Make an explosion greeting card

This tutorial paper design video will show you how to make a greeting card that practically explodes with cuteness. These cards look so cute folded, and even cuter when they're opened. You can make these greeting cards for family and friends, no matter the occasion.

How To: Use a Fiskars paper trimmer

This Arts & Crafts How-to video gives a demonstration and product review of the Fiskars Portable Paper Trimmer, used in scrapbooking, card making and other paper craft projects. Learn how to use the Fiskars paper trimmer to make any paper crafting project easier.

How To: Create an amazing 3D paper design

This video shows us how to create an amazing 3D design using a single sheet of paper. You will need: cutter printed template of the 3D design. Procedure: Download the template using this link. Print the template. Cut all the solid lines on the template. Fold all the broken lines on the template as shown. Arrange the paper in such a way that it looks like the 3D design shown on the video. Follow these steps and you will have your very own amazing 3D paper design!

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