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How To: Make paper look 200 years old using coffee

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...

How To: Make a paper wallet without tape or scissors

This short video on craft shows how to make a paper wallet without using tape or scissors. The first step is to fold an A4 size paper into half and press the fold in the center. The next step is to fold the top flap to the bottom outwards and pressed hardly. The same has to be done on the other side. One quarters of the flap on one side is folded downwards and is again repeated on the other side. Next the two corners of the flap are folded outwards as triangles for both the flaps. The next st...

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!

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: 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 a simple paper kite

Can any activity be more charming and whimsical than flying a kite? Ever since we saw the kite flying scene in "Mary Poppins," we've always had a distinctive, old timey attraction to the park hobby. And thankfully, you don't actually need to purchase a kite to fly a kite. All you need is some paper and string.

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 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 a pop-up snake

Learn how to make a pop-up snake in minutes and surprise your children. 1) Get two pieces of paper of the colors you want. Also get a CD or something similar. 2) Get a paper and fold it in half. 3) Draw a circle on the paper using the CD and a marker or pen. 4) With the help of scissors start cutting the circle in a spiral fashion. 5) Fold the other paper in half. 6) Glue the tail of the snake on one side of the paper and glue the head of the snake on the other side. 7) You can use the other ...

How To: Craft a large paper apple tree

This is a perfect craft project for the classroom or to do with the family. Have fun designing your tree and use it as colorful decoration, help learn about trees, tell tails, or as a fun prop to make play theater really come alive.

How To: Make a meteor diorama

Make a breathtaking meteor diorama that will blow the competition away! This five part video series will show you everything you need to know about making a diorama, from setting up the box to placing dolls. This diorama is sure to impress!

How To: Fold and fly a paper hang glider

Hang gliders are exciting, but if you can't fly in the sky, free as a bird, then try the next best thing-- making a paper version that you can make soar through the air. This four-part series from Science Toy Maker will show you exactly how to fold and fly an origami paper airplane hang glider, plus you'll get valuable information behind the principles that make it work. Also watch the last video for the principles that make it possible for life-sized hang gliders to move along the sky withou...

How To: Make a squash fold-out mini book

The narrator starts by explaining what a squash book is. A squash is designed to keep photos, journalling or what ever you like. To start we require a 4x4 pattern paper and 3x3 chipboard. We then glue the chipboard onto the pattern paper. We then cut the corners of the pattern paper. We then fold the flap in and glue down. We repeat this to form another cover. Next we grab a 6x6 pattern paper, we then complete a series of folds. One diagonal, half horizontal and half vertical folds. We repeat...

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 secret panel card

Store bought cards can be so impersonal and cold. This tutorial video sequence will teach you how to make your very own, extremely cute secret panel card. This cute card it great for holidays, birthdays and other occasions!

How To: Make a basic paper airplane glider

There are very few pasttimes as fun as tossing paper airplanes around during class. But, don't you hate it when you make a really neat looking plane, throw it and it falls straight down? In this tutorial, learn how to make a very cool paper airplane that is designed to glide, so that you can impress your classmates and properly annoy your teacher..after all, isn't that the fun of study hall?

How To: Build a realistic M16A2 paper gun

This thorough tutorial video series demonstrates how to make a beautiful, realistic paper M16A2 gun. This tutorial is broken up into 8 videos, so be sure to click through all of the chapters for the full tutorial. Paper guns are fun to make and can look very realistic (and perform basic operating functions, too!). Learn how to fold the M16A2 gun out of paper with this paper gun tutorial.

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 a mini paper corset for a paper doll

Artful Paper Doll demonstrates how to make a mini paper corset for a paper doll. Take two rectangular piece of hard paper which is of measure 4 by 5 centimeters. Cut the edges of the breadth part make it round. Cut the length part inward to make it into shape of a waist. Take a pattern cloth and paste it to shapes. Now take a lace with one end trimmed. Fold it in zigzag way. This should be pasted beautifully to the bottom of the corset. Now take a thin lace and paste it over the zigzag lace i...

How To: Make mini paper square boxes

In this tutorial, we learn how to make mini paper square boxes. First, grab a piece of paper and fold two ends in so they touch in the middle. After this, fold the bottom up so it covers the triangles and they meet at the middle. Crease the edges, then cut down the edges on both sides where the crease is. Next, fold the sides in so you have a shape that looks like a sword. After this, fold the sides up, then fold the other sides in. When finished, push the creases in and you will form a box, ...

How To: Make a multi-layered embossed floral gift card

This video tutorial is in the Arts & Crafts category where you will learn how to make a multi-layered embossed floral gift card. Take a piece of 11 x 8 1/2 inch Stampin' Up card stock and fold it in half. Next you punch out layers of colored paper of rose red, very vanilla, regal rose and blush blossom colors of different sizes as stated in the video using the Boho Blossom Paper Punch. Now you take a Sizzix Big Shot Die and cut out a craft paper and set the cut outs aside. Now you got to stam...

How To: Make paper mache mirrors

This illustrate us how to make paper mache mirror. Here are the following steps.Step 1:Take a piece of cardboard and make two circle on it with two different circumference.Step 2: Now cut through the outer circle as well as the inner circle to obtain the rim.Step 3 : Now take a sheet of cardboard and cut it in shape of a flower.Step 4: In the center of the sheet place the rim.Step 5: Now along the petals of the flower stick a pile of rounded newspaper.Step 6 : On this newspaper and cardboard ...

How To: Make a teapot card using Cricut Everyday Paper Dolls

In this video, Mary shows us how to make a teapot card using Cricut everyday paper dolls. First, print out a sentiment that has to do with teapots and fade the edges of the paper. After this, cut out a teapot and cup from the everyday paper dolls on page 43. Cut the teapot and cut twice, then chop them so you can see the details of them. Place this on a paisley or flower background for the card, along with old buttons on the bottom of the paper. Make the card the size you would like, using yo...

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