Origami is one of the simplest crafts you could teach your children. It's costs nothing, but provides hours of fun and excitement. The thrill of creating something wonderful is enough to keep the kids coming back for more. And the best paper folding project to start with… a he ...more
Paper Heart Craft
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a heart bookmark. First, take a sheet of paper and fold it in half, folding the crease. Now, take a pencil and draw two heart humps from one edge to the next. After this, cut them out, leaving the fold together. Trim any edges that aren't ...more
We know you probably haven't quilled anything since fifth grade, but that doesn't mean you should leave this paper curling skill to your tender elementary school years. In fact, quilling adds quite a lovely feminine touch to any project. Check out this paper crafting tutorial ...more
Remember those gold old days when you would craft bunches of red and pink valentines at home with your mom from construction paper and then tote them to school, bursting with excitement to see what pretty cards you'd receive in your Valentine's Day mailbox? Relive those tende ...more
With Valentine's Day looming in our midst, it's high time to start thinking about what you'll be cooking up and crafting for your sweetheart. But instead of spending any money on anything, just keep one thing in mind—everybody loves cold hard cash, even as a valentine gift. So ...more
With this guide, you'll learn how to make a winged paper heart with origami, the traditional art of Japanese paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as well as to get started making your own colorful paper hearts, watch th ...more
Temajin demonstrates how to fold an origami heart. You start with a piece of paper and fold it in half to make two triangles. At the end, you should have a heart inscribed into another.
One of the easiest and cheapest ways to craft jewelry is out of paper! In this tutorial, learn how to make fun bracelets and necklaces with paper 'beads'. This eco-friendly project is best for kids that are a little bit older, and can be worn by anyone! So the next time you ne ...more
Lizards and other reptiles are fascinating to learn about. Learn how to make paper mache lizards from a professional art instructor in this free crafts video series. Part 1 of 17 - How to Craft paper mache lizards. Craft paper mache lizards - Part 2 of 17. Click through to wat ...more
Dragonfly's are fascinating in both appearance and movement. Learn how to make a paper dragonfly in this free crafts video series. Part 1 of 15 - How to Make a children's craft paper dragonfly. Make a children's craft paper dragonfly - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this ...more
This video explains how to make a tissue paper heart with your kids. The first step taken by the instructor is to cut about thirty small tissue paper squares with the color of your choice. The instructor then takes a large piece of construction paper and cuts out a basic heart ...more
If you want to know how to make a paper heart to give to your love ones, you should watch this video. To make a paper heart: Fold your paper hotdog style twice. Fold these two sides together, making a rectangle half the length. This will help you avoid a lop-sided heart. Fold ...more
This is a fun demonstration that ends with teaching you how to fold a paper heart using the techniques of 3-D origami. This is a fun and creative gift for Valentine's Day, and anyone who can fold paper can make it!
Call your kids into the kitchen for this homemade kite project. This how to video tutorial shows you how to make a homemade kite using heavy duty craft paper, string, a wooden dowel, and glue. Making kites for your kids is not only fun but it also helps create great childhood ...more
We learn an easy and fun way to make an origami heart out of a dollar bill. No supplies needed. Just the dollar bill and two capable hands. First fold up the bottom of the bill. Then fold it in half. Fold both sides into triangles bringing them to the middle. Turn over in. Fol ...more
Want to give someone your heart and win theirs in the process? Have some spare paper and time to match? This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions on how to make your own hearts from a sheet of folded paper. For more information, and to get started making pa ...more
Want to give that special someone your heart (and maintain vital functioning)? With this guide, you'll learn how to make a folded-paper hearts with origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the foldi ...more
Teach your child how to tie shoelaces, and have fun at the same time! You can make a pair of paper shoes with laces by using recycled cardboard, foam leaves, a glue gun, a hole punch, scissors and, of course, a pair of shoelaces!
In this tutorial, learn how to make cute little paper boxes for candy or other small gifts. These boxes make great holders for holiday gifts or little lunchbox surprises. In this video, learn how to design and fold origami candy boxes with your kids that can be used for almost ...more
PhD in Paper Craft : Make This Insanely Detailed & Anatomically Correct Human Torso—Complete with Removable Organs
If you're studying human anatomy (or have ever visited a doctor's office), you're no doubt familiar with those plastic anatomical models with removable pieces meant to teach the different parts of the body. Before those, there were illustrated pop-up books. If you need to know ...more
Turn on your heart light!! Watch this instructional arts and crafts video to make a fabulous heart shaped lamp shade for Valentine's Day. You will need a heart shaped box of chocolates, a beaded curtain, duct tape, string, ribbon, and a lamp shade. So what are you waiting for? ...more
In this video, Nekkoart demonstrates how to make an origami valentine heart. Begin with a sheet of paper that is nineteen cm by eight cm. Fold the paper to form a square. Unfold. Fold both sides to the center crease. Unfold again. Fold the paper in half horizontally (not formi ...more
We know that you're probably still reeling from the winter holidays, but lo and behold Valentine's Day is just around the corner. While indulgent gifts like a massage or trip to see a musical are best, when it comes to Valentine's Day cards handmade cards are often the most ap ...more
Instead of throwing away the streamers from your latest party, why not be eco-friendly and recycle it as a lovely folded flower? In this tutorial, learn how to make cute homemade roses from left over streamers. That thin, colorful paper can be used for more than decoration and ...more
Give your heart this year to your Valentine. But more than likely, your lady friend is looking for a little more than that. That's why this origami heart is perfect for a gift. It involves you putting effort into the present, it's symbolic of your love for her, plus— it's made ...more
In this video we learn how to craft a paper football. First, take a sheet of paper and cut it into a strip. After this, take the strip and fold down the top into a triangle. Then, continue to fold the triangle down until you reach the end of the strip. You will have an extra f ...more
Don't just leave your kid with a sad plastic bag this Valentine's Day to store valentines from his or her classmates! Make the giving and receiving of valentines special this year by crafting this paper Valentine's Day card mailbox. It's petite, looks like the real thing, and ...more
Here's an easy way to decorate your Valentine's Day handmade cards, gift wrap, envelopes, or gifts. Prima roses are teeny paper roses you can certainly purchase at a store, but they're a lot cheaper to make at home. Make your own baby Prima Roses. Use your Cricut or paper pun ...more
Are you stumped about the perfect gift to bring your mom? How about a beautiful paper purse? Moms love artwork from their kids, and they especially love practical items like purses. If you can't afford a real purse (if you're a kid), the next best thing is to make her a real one!
Show up the other kids at school and bring your teacher a super-sized apple, well, paper-bag apple that is. Great project to do with the family or in the classroom. Create a festive apple using just paper-bag and some newspaper. Make a paper-bag apple that will be in season a ...more
If you want your valentine to die of cuteness overload this Valentine's Day then make this origami heart complete with a necktie. While it's simply a heart-shaped origami project, it can easily be turned into a card if you write a nice message on the front or back.
In this tutorial, learn how to craft a cute bird out of a toilet paper roll with your kids. This adorable little birdie makes a fun activity and is incredibly cheap to make. All you need is some feathers, glue and an old cardboard roll from a used thing of toilet paper. So, in ...more
On a budget during this holiday season? Don't fret; you can gift literally dozens of people without breaking the bank by giving them chocolate bars. No, we're not talking about just handing Aunt Sue a Reese's Pieces. Rather, package your Hershey's and other sweets in this sim ...more
Choosing the right gift for your friend or girlfriend is obviously the most important part of gifting, but you can make your gift extra special by wrapping it in a lovely package. Watch this tutorial for a demonstration of how to make a paper gift box. This tiny origami-like ...more
Freezer paper isn't just for the freezer. In fact, with a little ingenuity garnered from this crafting video you'll learn how to transform blah and boring freezer paper into a stencil that you can use to decorate t-shirts, jeans, tote bags, or whatever you want! Check out thi ...more
This video tutorial shows how to fold a normal heart using Origami techniques and paper. Learn how to use the traditional Japanese art of origami to fold a simple heart.
Here's a fun rainy day craft, good for especially young children. Make your own porcupine or hedgehog out of construction paper. You'll need yellow and brown origami paper, one black marker, one popsicle stick, two googly eyes, a stapler, glue and a pair of safety scissors.
Paper lanterns are a cool decoration. Why not make one yourself and get your kids involved? Your kids will love making these cool looking lamps and they will be fun to hang around the house or for a party or holiday. Follow along with this step by step tutorial and learn how t ...more
Check out this how-to video if you want to origami a model constructed by using a rectangular paper. Maybe you are an expert at origami or maybe you don't know the first thing about origami; either way, check out this fun, origami instructional video for mastering an origami m ...more
Brown paper bags aren't only for storing your PB&J sandwich for lunch. In fact, in the craft world they're heralded and used frequently because they're cheap and give projects a whimsical homespun feel. Just take this kraft paper bag album, for instance. Using nothing but som ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a colorful paper banner. This task is very easy, fast and simple to do. The materials required for this project are: construction paper, yarn, scissors and a hole puncher. Begin by folding the construction in half. Then fold it ...more
The holiday season rushes by so fast that it helps to keep track of touching holiday memories with an advent calendar. Advent calendars also allow you and your family to congregate together each day and spend some quality time together counting down the days to Christmas and s ...more
Want to give a special someone your heart (but maintain vital functioning)? Make a paper heart using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions on how to make your own paper hearts from folded pape ...more
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. Celebrate Johnny Appleseed or Arbor Day and ...more
Have your Christmas tree up finally but have very little time to adorn it? Not a problem. Instead of resorting to those cheap shatterproof ornaments you can get at any drugstore, put a more homespun - and beautiful - touch on your tree this year by crafting your own ornaments. ...more
Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree...how beautiful would a Christmas tree be, though, without any ornaments? If you've finally hit the tree lot and picked out the perfect grand fir, make sure it shines bright by decorating it with several of these intricate lacy snowflake de ...more
The Craft Robo is a useful tool for papercrafters, card makers and scrapbookers, which will allow you to cut letters out of any type of paper and using any sort of font you have in your library. Add a professional look to your next paper craft project!
Even if you and your office cohorts don't exchange cutesy valentines on Valentine's Day, you can still indulge in the vibrant, lovey dovey holiday by crafting one of these three paper favors for your kid's class. Each one can hold an assortment of treats like chocolates and c ...more
Remember when you were just a wee little kid and there was nothing better to do on a snowy winter afternoon than cutting out paper snowflakes and unfolding them to see what beautiful shapes and designs would appear? This paper snowflake craft will bring back memories for some ...more
The biggest pro paper flowers have over real flowers is that they last a hell of a lot longer. So whoever receives your paper flower will be able to cherish the present for longer than a few days. If you have a friend whose birthday is coming up, or if you wish to create vint ...more
This daisy Valentine's Day card looks very difficult to make at home, yet its complexity is simply a guise for how easy it is. All you need is variously colored paper (depending on the type of flower you want to make) and a pair of scissors. Make the card for Valentine's Day ...more
Does your heart go all aflutter for your sweetheart? Literalize what so many poets have, well, waxed poetic about by making this sweet origami beating heart. It's made so you can stick your fingers inside and actually make it "beat".
You want your special love notes to your sweetheart to be kept a secret, right? So what better way to toss him/her a sweet sentiment during class than by folding it into a heart? This is a quick video to show you how to fold a note into a heart. It makes a great note/ letter ...more
Is your wedding date coming up soon? Not to scare you or anything, but a typical wedding costs upwards of 20,000 to hold. This of course includes booking a location, getting all the props, flowers, dress, party favors, etc. So why don't you do your wallet a favor by crafting ...more
We adore all the cute little valentines, heart-shaped candies, and heart-embellished gift boxes and gift bags that pop up on shelves around Valentine's Day, but (ironically enough) they lack the heart that makes Valentine's Day presents truly special. Wrap your gift in person ...more
This is a quick and easy arts and crafts project to make yourself a new toy. All you need are two sheets of paper, folded properly, to create a toy gun for your next game of cops and robbers.
Take your mind off the dreariness of winter by crafting for spring! These sturdy and beautiful candy boxes can be made in any color and design you'd like with simple - and inexpensive - scrapbooking paper. Check out this paper design tutorial for the details.
Halloween is about spooking the living daylights out of your loved ones, so make sure you capture all the horrific and creepy memories of the occasion by putting them in a photo album. Check out this paper design tutorial to learn how to make a Halloween mini album from an in ...more
Before your guests enter the front door to your Christmas party and before they witness the beautiful swags of garland, lights, and the Christmas tree, the first thing they're going to see is your wreath. Make their first impression a good one by creating this easy rustic "No ...more
Mr. G shows us how to craft a mobius strip out of paper in this video. First, take a sheet of copy paper and fold it in half length wise and crease it down the middle. Now, cut the paper on the crease so you have two strips of paper. Next, lay the papers end to end and tape th ...more