Hot Papercraft How-Tos

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 pop-up pocket money card

To make this pop-up card, you just need two sheets of card stock. This pocket pop-up card is made specifically to hold money, which works great for birthdays and holidays, especially Christmas. This super simple pop up pocket card is easy to make, and it doesn't just have to hold money… it can hold gift vouchers or plastic cards, also. Super base for decorating either with stamps or designer papers.

How To: Make a butterfly pop-up card

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a butterfly pop-up card. First, draw a butterfly on the middle of a paper and then draw flowers and smaller butterflies around it on the sides. After this, fold the card in half so the drawing is stick out and cut along the top and the bottom of the butterfly. From here, color in the entire character and then fold inwards and pop the middle out. After this, stick the insert into the card of your choice. Then, glue it down and you will have a cute butterf...

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 a peek-a-boo greeting card

This how-to video demonstrates a real simple technique for making a personalized greeting card. This peek-a-boo design can be customized to any design you want. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to make a peek-a-boo card. It'll be a much nicer greeting than a store bought card.

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 simple flying paper helicopter

No, this isn't an elaborate paper helicopter design that will take you weeks to master. Just because it can fly doesn't mean it's difficult to make. In fact, this is one of the simplest paper helicopters you could make. And it's a great instructional tool for a science classroom to learn about the principles of flight and the heat of the sun. It flies like it has a mind of it's own! Sometimes it will even hover in one spot for an extended period of time. Check it out, both videos, then make y...

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 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 little house pop-up card

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a little house pop-up card. First, draw a cute little house on a flat plain with trees around it, then decorate the house! After this, fold it in half so the house shows on the outside and cut the paper along the roof and on the bottom, not on the sides. After this, bend that flap on both sides and then open up the card. Now, fold the card in so the little house pops out when you open it up! From here, put into your card and then color the entire thing t...

How To: Make an egg carton tulip

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to make an egg carton tulip. Cut out two cups from an egg carton. Then cut petals into the cups by cutting out triangular shapes. Make four petals on each cup. Then with a pencil, poke two holes on the bottom of one cup opposite each other in line with the two lowest points of the petals. Do a similar thing on the other cup but, in line with the two highest points of the petals. Then take a pipe cleaner and pass it through one hole of on...

How To: Make pretty fabric flowers

Fabric flowers make the perfect accent to any card or project. In this video, learn how to make pretty fabric flowers for your crafts. These flowers are fast and easy to make and can be made out of scrap fabric you have hanging around the house. These flowers are an inexpensive alternative to buying fancy and pricey cards at the store. Plus, everyone likes a personal touch.

How To: Make a mini scrapbook album with note cards

JoAnn, an amazing scrapbooker from Emerald City Elegance, teaches you how to make an amazing mini scrapbook album of your own out of note cards. Describes the necessary materials and tools and gives an easy to follow explanation of how to put together this excellent gift. Includes great scrap booking tips and ideas about cutting and punching holes into card stock, presentation advice, and working with different types of paper. Video includes beautiful pictures of paper crafts to get your crea...

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: 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 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 an Easter pop-up card

In this video, we learn how to make an Easter pop-up card. First, draw a duck with a little baby duck on a 4x6 piece of paper. From here, fold it in half so you can see the image on the outside. After this, use scissors to cut the middle, where the little baby chick is at. Cut the top and bottom around it, but avoid cutting the sides. From here, bend that piece left and right. Then, open up the card and bend it into the middle. From here, take a piece of paper with eggs cut out of it and bend...

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: