Hot Papercraft How-Tos

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: Make a paper flower pot

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...

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 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: 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!

How To: Make a two sheet paper airplane

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.

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 a boring paper clip into a really fun spinner

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a plain paper clip into a spinner. The materials required for this spinner are a paper clip and a pair of pliers. Take the paper clip and straighten it. Now use the pliers to bend the tip of the clip at 90 degrees. Then bend it 90 degrees to left side and start bending the wire into a circular shape. The shape will look like a pretzel. Now bend the end tip of the wire 90 degrees to the opposite direction of the first bend. You should end up wi...

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 an endless card

In this tutorial, we learn how to make an endless card. An endless card is a card that folds a ton of different ways, so it can be used over and over again without having to replace it. To make this, you will first need to take a piece of card stock and score it where you are going to fold it in the middle. After this, take a smaller piece of paper, then score it so you can fold it into three different squares. Do this again for another sheet of paper. After this, you will want to adhere to d...

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: Transfer a printed photograph onto trading card-sized watercolor paper

Make homemade trading cards of your family! These won't look exactly like baseball cards, or even feel like them, but they're cute and somewhat artsy depictions of your favorite photographs. You only need a few items (listed below), but make sure you have a nice photograph to transfer over. It won't look exactly like the picture, but it will look roughly hand drawn, but not quite. Definitely an interesting paper craft. Try it out. Experiment.

How To: Make a spring flower pop-up card

Paper is good for more than just scribbling your crush's name in hearts during a boring history class lecture. Watch this video to revitalize your understanding of paper power and to make a spring craft that will scream hugs and kisses to anyone whom you give it to.

How To: Make a paper parol Christmas lantern

Here is an easy way to make a beautiful parol. All that you need is colorful papers, scissors, tape, stapler pin. Now take five sheets. Cross fold it and tear the extra paper, so that a perfect square is formed. Do it for all the five sheets. Now fold it cross wise, and again fold it in the same manner, so a triangle shaped paper is formed. Cut the papers cross wise and not on the edges. Care should be taken that it is not fully cut. Then open the paper, several sheets are formed now. Join op...

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: Make a frog pop-up card

This video teaches the secrets of making a frog pop-up card in simple steps. First draw a frog in a card by outlining its mouth wide open as shown in the video. Now fold the card into half with the frog image on front. Cut the center and fold it to both sides using the outlines as shown. Open the card to check the pop-up. Finally stick a colored card to the back and do some coloring to finish.

How To: Make an oval box

This is a video tutorial on how to make an oval box using card stock, rubber stamps, and ribbon. Decorate paper to use as surface to your cardboard oval box. You can also use an oval stencil to make varying sized oval shapes for the box and lid shape. Have fun crafting this nifty and elegant little container.

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 Japanese paper orb

Kirigami is a variation of origami where the artist is allowed to make small cuts in the paper (from Japanese "kiru" = to cut, "gami" = paper). This allows more complex designs, such as these Japanese paper orbs! They are fast and fun to make and can be hung from your ceiling as original home decor. Learn how to fold them in this narrated video demonstration.

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