Hot Papercraft How-Tos

How To: Make an elephant pop-up card

In this video we learn how to make an elephant pop-up card. First, draw a picture of an elephant on a 4x6 card. You can make this anyway that you want and put whatever other characters on it as well! After this, clip a small piece of paper into the shape of an ear. Then, glue the side of it and place it onto the elephant. The other half shouldn't be glued so it will flap up! Then, put this on the inside of a card and color it. When the person receives it, it will be a pop up card, enjoy!

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 a cool four-sided boomerang that works

What's better than one origami boomerang that comes back to you all cool-like? Two origami boomerangs taped together, of course! Now of course you're thinking, "but that's not a boomerang at all and it won't come back to you!," but check out this video and you'll see there's a way to put together two boomerangs so that they'll create a super large and sexy boomerang.

How To: Hack the HTC DROID ERIS smartphone's cardboard box into the Android Bot logo

This is actually quite amazing. If you own an HTC DROID ERIS cell phone, then that cardboard container it came in can be turned into that tiny, but terrific Google Android Bot. The Android Bot logo is known across the world now, and it's odd that their box can be broken down perfectly to recreate it. Was this on purpose, or accident? Anyway, Nextraker found the secret, and he's going to show you how it's down. With just a few basic cuts, you too can have your own little green Bot.

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 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 ...

How To: Make a spiral rose easily

In this video Jennie shows us how to make a perfect spiral paper rose. All you need for this is a piece of 6X6 inches of paper, scissors, some glue and, if you really want to be creative, some ink. For starters you're going to need a 6X6 inch piece of card stock. Jennie chose a double-sided card stock because she thinks it will look more interesting but you can also use a plain piece of paper. The first step in creating your rose is making a spiral patterned cut alongside the paper. The ideal...

How To: Use clear stamps & make a card

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to use clear stamps & make a card. You will need acrylic stamps for this project. The products used in the video are from papertrayink.com. The stamps are clear and have a sticky back with which you can attach them to an acrylic base to make the stamp block. Then ink the stamp and stamp it on the paper. Since, it is clear, you can ass and align it properly on the paper. The other cool thing about acrylic stamps is that you can take more ...

How To: Make a circle shaped card

This is a video about how to make a greeting card in circle shape. First take the card and fold it into half. Next take the colluzle and place it on the card. Mark a circle using colluzle on the card. Cut the card on the marking and leave some space at the folding of card. Take the design paper to place on the card. Next cut the design paper in round shape. Make sure that the shape should smaller than the card you have already prepared. Next stick the design paper to card. Next take one ribbo...

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 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...

HowTo: Paper Plate Geometry

Oh, what fun you can have with a little math + a little origami. Bradford Hansen-Smith folds intricate geometric sculptures entirely from paper plates and is kind enough to offer a few HowTo's to get you started. Examples of his work below; scroll all the way down for the HowTo.

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 recycle bag from newspaper

Sporterbumi, teaches you how to make a recycled bag from a newspaper. You need two sheets of newspaper, preferably a large one, a stapler and a ballpoint pen. Also get two thick pieces of card stock with two holes, 8 centimeters apart. Lastly, you will need 2 pieces of 40 centimeters rope each. Use the stapler on the top, opened, side of the newspaper, stapling 2 centimeters apart from each other. Fold 5 centimeters on the side that you put the staples on. Flip it and fold it again. Do the sa...

How To: Make a folded note card holder

Joann of Emerald City Elegance is back with a new paper crafting tutorial. In this video, you will learn how to create a simple as well as chic looking folded note card holder. All it takes is some fancy card stocks and a few folding techniques. This is a great and innovative idea that can save you money on stationary storage supplies in the future.

How To: Make a Beretta paper gun

Get out that junk paper and scrounge up some tape and a pair of scissors, because it's paper gun time. Watch this three-part video to learn how to make a Beretta paper gun. It's not a completely realistic Beretta, but come on... it's a paper gun. You can shoot paper bullets out of it too if you feel the need to.

How To: Cut Boss Kut dies in a Sizzix Big Kick machine

While embossing machines are marketed to be used brand specifically, all those Boss Kut dies and embossing folders are completely compatible with a Sizzix Big Kick embossing machine. Make the most of your stamping materials without having to purchase to much of everything. Watch this video crafting tutorial and learn how to use Boss Kut dies and embossing folders to make die cuts with a Sizzix Big Kick embossing and die-cutting machine.

How To: Make a newspaper tree

The Professor of Silliness returns with some paper. Watch this instructional video to make a tall tree out of newspaper. You need an old newspaper, masking tape, and scissors. Simply lay out the newspaper pages from end to end and tape them together. Then roll it up at a diagonal, starting from one corner, and pack i it into a compact tube. Use tape to keep the tub intact Use the scissors to cut vertical lines half way down the newspaper tube. Pull out the inner most layer and turn your recyc...

How To: Make a Peek-A-Boo card

Store bought card can sometimes seem impersonal and rushed, and it's always so hard to find the right one. But, handmaking a card for someone can show them how much you care. This video tutorial will show you how to create something that we at WonderHowTo think is a super cute card idea.

How To: Make an Agamograph

Need an easy craft for young kids. Learn to make a relief sculpture out of paper created by an Israeli artist name Yaacov Agam. All you need is paper, glue, scissors, pencil and a ruler. Make an Agamograph.

How To: Make a Seafarer Rope Cut Collective Card

This card looks fabulous and it is so easy to put together, the longest part is cutting the paper, but if you enjoy papercutting then this is just for you, however you could adapt the design and use the full Rope design paper from Anna Griffin to create this beauty. I have used embellishments and paper cut shapes to add to the card front and create something really cool. Step 1: Now Watch the Tutorial

How To: Make a Rose & Trimmings Edge Card

This card project is a little bit different and will show you how to make a trimmings side edge card, using some fabulous products from Anna Griffin, including the Trimmings 12" dies and the Rose designer collection. The card is easy to make and looks so pretty, but it is a 'easy when you see how' card. Step 1: Now Watch the Tutorial

How To: Make a Weaved Trimmings Die Card

This card is so pretty, a little bit different but very easy when you see how I have used the Trimmings Die both for the front of the card and the insert. The Anna Griffin Trimmings dies are so versatile and at 12inches in length will suit both cardmaking and scrapbooking, I have shown here how you can use them in cardmaking to create this little number! Step 1: Now Watch the Tutorial