Hot Papercraft How-Tos

How To: Make a bowl from recycled paper

In this video, Liz Grotyohann demonstrates how to make decorative bowls from recycled paper. The materials required for the purpose a bowl shaped mold, a blender, a basin of water, a tray, a paper making tool, a sponge, some cloth and any kind of household waste paper like paper bags or junk mail. Liz prefers to use compressed packaging material and lines the bowls with old maps. She wets the map and covers the bowl with it. Pieces of brown paper are put in a blender with water and blended to...

How To: Make brand new paper look antique

Whether it be for a school project or just a funky looking journal or letter, making your paper look antique is very easy. Antique paper is great for invitations, props, unique stationary..lots of things! This tutorial will teach you how to age your brand new paper instantly for a neat, old fashioned look.

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 tin foil airplane glider

Learn how to make the perfect tinfoil airplane glider, every time. Obtain a rectangular sheet of tinfoil. Fold the shorter side of the rectangle foil in half and make a crease. Unfold the foil. Fold one of the corners into the middle crease. Fold the opposite corner into the middle crease. Fold the side into the middle crease. Fold the foil in half along the middle crease. Fold each side down so that it meets with the bottom crease and creates flaps. Press down on plane to strengthen the crea...

How To: Make a simple AK-47 paper gun

See how to make your own paper gun. This video tutorial will show you how to make an AK-47 paper gun. There's really not that much that goes into making a paper gun. You just need some paper, tape, and a pair of scissors and you're halfway there. Make an AK!

How To: Make a papier mache skull

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.

How To: Make your own hollow book

This video shows you how to create a hollow book for keeping secret things inside. To the outside world the book looks normal, but only you know what goodies you have stored inside. You will need an old hardcover book, wood glue, Razor knife, steel ruler, brush, pencil, and cup for water glue mix.

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 a shadow box to display baby shoes

Got precious items you want to keep safe, but are too beautiful to keep wrapped in storage? Then a shadow box is the perfect way to both preserve your item and show it off. Shadow boxes are boxes are enclosed cases used in dioramas that are designed to let light pass in only through one angle so the object will less likely be damaged by light.

How To: Make an elegant paper hat

In this video we learn how to make an elegant paper hat. First, place the paper over the head and lay it down. Then, have the person hold the hat while you find their nose and attach tape from this and around the entire head. Once you are finished going around twice, then you can wrap up the excess parts of the paper towards the top. Use a stapler to staple down the sections of paper that you have rolled up. Do this all the way around the hat and then add on different items and accessories to...

How To: Make a small recipe card box

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a small recipe card box. First, you will need to grab any color of card stock that is 8.5" by 11". You will also need a scoring tool, scissors and adhesive. After this, you will need to score your card stock in all the different areas to make the correct measurements. When finished, fold up the box using the score lines to fold along the sides. Then, take another piece of card stock and score it to use and folds inside of the box to separate different se...

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:

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 papel picado using chisels

This video tutorial is in the Arts & Crafts category where you will learn how to make papel picado using chisels. This is a traditional paper craft of Mexico. The designs you can cut on paper are only limited by your imagination. First you got to make a design on paper. Then you got to stack up 40 to 50 sheets of paper and staple them together. Now you can start cutting the paper stack using a chisel and a hammer. Choose the appropriate chisel for the design and place it close to the outline ...

HowTo: Clone Yourself

"Welcome to the chamber of paper and glue, Frankenstein Junior," says Instructables user ddi7i4d. Time to papercraft yourself. Apparently you'll need to set aside 7 whole days for this ambitious project, and you'll need lots of paper, a camera, and free software program Anim8or. Better get started!

How To: Make a paper snowflake

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a paper snowflake. First, take a copy paper and fold a quarter of it over to the other edge. Next, cut off the excess paper so you have a triangle shape. Now, fold a corner to the next corner, and repeat so you have another triangle. You can now cut corners off so they are even and you have a rounded snowflake. Then, cut a triangle starting from your edge points that you just created. Now cut slits a quarter inch apart into the middle of the paper all th...

How To: Craft a Sesame Street Elmo card for kids

Kids make the darndest things, don't they? And whether all they've done is scribble a bunch of modern art-esque lines using five Crayola crayons in one hand at the same time or simply stamped their hands with paint on paper, parents always think their efforts are cute and deserving of praise.

How To: Do the Cuttlebug 'smoosh' technique

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to do the Cuttlebug 'smoosh' technique. For this project you will need a brayer, ink pad, an embossing folder and a Cuttlebug. Ink the brayer well and with it apply the ink on the embossing folder. Make sure the ink is applied thoroughly on the whole surface. Get the Cuttlebug ready, place the card stock inside the embossing folder, place a couple of ‘C’ plates in the Cuttlebug, put the embossing folder with one more ‘C’ plate ab...

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...