Paper Model Rockets

How To : Make a rocket from folded paper with origami

With this guide, you'll learn how to make a model rocket from a folded sheet of square paper using 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 ...more

How To : Assemble a model rocket for launching

In this Hobbies & Toys video tutorial you will learn how to assemble a model rocket for launching. This video will show you how to do this using the Estes Alpha model rocket. For this project you will need the rocket kit, masking tape, glue, sand paper, a knife, scissors and a ...more

How To : Build a model paper plane

This hobby how-to video shows how to build a Paper Plane Model that is 2.5 by 3.5 inches. You'll need the back of a cue card, a hobby knife, paper glue and a kebab skewer. It takes about an hour to make, and a little longer to clean up the rough edges. Watch this instructional ...more

How To : Build a rocket from everyday household trash

This video tutorial will show you how you can build a rocket from trash. That's right... trash. To make the rocket, you'll need a paper towel roll (or three toilet paper rolls), a spray can cap, a model rocket engine, scrap cardboard or wood pieces, hot glue gun with glue, a s ...more

How To : Easily make a rocket out of trash

Hacker Daily teaches you to how to make a rocket "outta trash". They take a bunch of everyday materials (paper towel roll, body spray cap, paper cup glue gun, scrap cardboard and a model rocket engine) and create a rocket, by first cutting cross hairs in the bottom of the cup ...more

How To : Sculpt primitives in Sculpty Paint

Do you wish there was a way to make more organic objects in Second Life? Are you an online Flash programmer looking to make your Papervision3D projects run faster? Do you like model rockets? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then wait until you here about Sculpt ...more

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 assem ...more

How To : Fold a model rocket parachute

Lots of newbies ask about this. Don't know why, but okay, here's how to do it -- folding a parachute for a model rocket. Note: There are as many techniques for folding parachutes as there are people flying rockets, so don't take this as the end-all instruction on the matter. ...more

How To : Make fuse paper to light a rocket motor

Do you like drinking coffee? It may seem like this question has nothing to do with homemade rockets or fuse paper, but indeed coffee filters - which you should have in ample supply if you enjoy making your own cup of Joe - are the key ingredient in a kick ass construction of f ...more

How To : Fold an Origami Dragon

The Dragon is a really neat Model by Robert ("Bob") Neal. It starts with the traditional birdbase and just adds a few creases for a really cool dragon. The model is intermediate, so if you are new to folding maybe you want to try something simpler like the crane first. Choose ...more

How To : Fold a JKF-18 Hornet jet paper plane

This aircraft origami masterpiece is a JKF-18 Hornet, which is modeled after the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet] supersonic fighter jet used by the United States Navy and Marine Corps, along with the Royal Australian Air Force and Spanish Air Force. It's a fantastic plane—but ...more

How To : Fold an Origami Rabbit

Origami Rabbit Choose your paper. Recommended Paper This model is foldable with a lot of different papers, including printer paper. But I had the best results with: Japanese Kami Strength: ~70g/m² (19lb) Size: 15cm x 15cm Dual Color Fold. This is a traditional origami ra ...more

How To : Choose The Right Paper for Your Origami

A lot of people that are new to Origami struggle with the choice of paper. Some even give up folding all together because they use the wrong material! But this guide will help you find the paper you need for that cool design you always wanted to try. It all boils down to thre ...more

How To : Make 3D steps out of paper

Is your life's goal to become a world-renowned architect and build a funky postmodern skyscraper in Dubai? Then start small: Other than learning how to sketch blueprints, you must be able to model your creations from paper. Check out this video to learn how to make 3D paper s ...more

How To : Fold an origami dragon

This video demonstrates how to fold the origami model "Eastern Dragon" that Joseph Wu designed. Paper size used in the video: initially: 13cm by 65cm finished model: 18cm by 18cm Part 1 of 4 - How to Fold an origami dragon. Part 2 of 4 - How to Fold an origami dragon. Part ...more

How To : Fold an origami spiky star

This video demonstrates how to fold the origami model "Spiky Star" that David Brill designed. Paper size used in the video: Initially: 24 sheets of size 52.5mm by 74.5mm finished model: 13 cm diameter Part 1 of 2 - How to Fold an origami spiky star. Part 2 of 2 - How to Fold ...more

How To : Origami a 6-pointed star box for the holidays

A Christmas present is not the only thing you can get crafty with. Why not put that mix tape into a homemade origami box for a truly personal touch? This tutorial shows you how to origami a six-pointed star box. The shape is perfect for both Hannakuh celebrations and Christma ...more

How To : Fold an Origami Skunk

Origami Skunk The Skunk is a model by Nick Robinson. Due to the use of a sink fold I rate this model's level low intermediate. If you're new to origami, be prepared to encounter some difficulties. Designed by Nick Robinson folded by Tavin. Designed by Nick Robinson folded by ...more

How To : Fold an origami TIE Fighter from Star Wars

A TIE Fighter might not ever see the light of day outside of the television. Not a real starfighter, anyway. But you can model our very own Star Wars TIE Fighter with some simple paper. It might take a while, but folding this origami Star Wars TIE Fighter will be worth every s ...more

How To : Fold a beautiful origami vixen (female fox)

This origami tutorial is called "how to fold a vixen," but we're not giving you instructions on how to fold a miniature Megan Fox (sorry, dudes). Rather, a vixen is the designation for a female fox. Look through this video to learn how to fold and crease your way to a very in ...more

How To : Make a fast paper jet

Paper airplanes are awesome! You can have a lot of fun and impress your friend if you know how to make the right model. This tutorial teaches you how make very cool paper airplanes (jets). These fantastic paper airplanes are called "The Thunder Bomber". The plane looks aweso ...more

How To : Origami a collapsible gift box

Fold your own gift boxes with this tutorial on how to origami a collapsible box. Traditionally known as a water dish or orisue, this box is a cute way to box up small presents like earrings and necklaces. Change the color of the tissue paper according the the occasion for whi ...more

How To : Origami an Easter hatching egg and chick

About to attend an Easter bash or baby shower but don't have enough time to pick up a present (or simply getting tired of cliche pastel pink and blue teddy bears and microsized baby clothes?). Show your friend or host how much you care (not to mention how artistically talente ...more

How To : Origami a cute grannysmith apple

Get ready for Teacher's Day or simply show your teacher how much you care by making one of these cute as a button grannysmith apples. Apple-shaped pencil holders and notepads are sweet, but these origami apples show you took a bit of time out of your busy day to really make so ...more

How To : Origami a water bomb tessellation

This is one water bomb that's more postmodern art than scary - though fun - splashy summertime weapon. Using intricate tessellated origami folds and a drawn-on grid you'll learn how to create this interesting shape. The resulting shape can be modified; you can scrunch it toge ...more

How To : Origami an amaryllis with Joost Langeveld

Origami amaryllis folded and designed by Joost Langeveld. The stem for this flower is made of two large papers. The flowers themselves are not very difficult to fold. This is an origami tutorial brought to you by Joost Langeveld origami, a dutch origami artist. Joost offers s ...more

How To : Origami a tiger lily with Joost Langeveld

Folding this tiger lily is almost the same as folding a normal origami lily, but for this tiger lily a hexagon shaped paper is used. Design: Joost Langeveld This is an origami tutorial brought to you by Joost Langeveld origami, a dutch origami artist. Joost offers some of the ...more

How To : Origami delicate little flowers

All coloured patterns are drawn by hand for making these origami flowers. The flower looks like a daffodill but it's slightly different. Design: Joost Langeveld This is an origami tutorial brought to you by Joost Langeveld origami, a dutch origami artist. Joost offers some of ...more

How To : Origami a bomber jet with Joost Langeveld

Origami plane designed by Joost Langeveld. This bomberjet is pretty easy to fold. This is an origami tutorial brought to you by Joost Langeveld origami, a dutch origami artist. Joost offers some of the prettiest, most creative models. Joost has been doing origami for seven ye ...more

How To : Origami a toucan with Joost Langeveld

Funny origami toucan designed by Joost Langeveld. This is an origami tutorial brought to you by Joost Langeveld origami, a dutch origami artist. Joost offers some of the prettiest, most creative models. Joost has been doing origami for seven years and about a year and a half ...more

How To : Make a Paper Bag Princess DIY Halloween costume

The Paper Bag Princess is one of the most beloved children's books for girls of all time, and it's heroine is a great role model for young girls everywhere. If you love the book, watch this video to learn how you can make an easy, sexy Paper Bag Princess Halloween costume. Fr ...more

How To : Origami a tessellation star puff

This is a challenging though fun project to try once you've mastered folding your lucky stars (aka puffy stars). Though this origami project does include puffy stars, the stars are folded onto a six-sided star base. This tessellation origami is recommended for advanced origam ...more

How To : Origami a beautiful origami lotus flower

Lotus flowers have long been a symbol of longevity, balance, and peace. Find your own center even amidst bustling work schedules, kid play dates, and workday commutes by crafting a lotus flower. Whether you keep it on your desk as a reminder to breathe or simply enjoy the pea ...more

How To : Make a 3D mathematical kusudama

Make a Japanese kusudama, or as it is more commonly known a 3D paper medicine ball. It resembles origami but much more fun. This modular origami model requires 20 units.

How To : Origami Mother's Day twisted flowers

Your mother has put up with your crap all these years, so why not repay her with a long-lasting Mother's Day gift? Learn how to make a twisted origami flower that can be turned into a pin or even a hair decoration by watching this video. Mother may like roses, but unfortunate ...more

How To : Origami a fantastic hungry bat

Just take a piece of square paper, and fold along with this video to get a paper bat! Memorize it (it's really easy!) and show off your skills at your next Halloween party - or use it as decoration, whether for your costume, or the house. Using paper that's black on one side a ...more

How To : Make a spooky origami raven for Halloween

Okay, so a raven isn't the most auspicious thing to origami, but this delicate origami raven would be a wonderful and spooky craft to make for Halloween. You can place it on top of pumpkins or looking down jeeringly from windowsills. This orignial model by Tavin is simple and ...more

How To : Fold a Japanese-style paper crane for Origami Day

November 11th isn't just Veterans Day— it's Origami Day in Japan, where they celebrate the traditional art of paper folding. November 11th is also the last day of World Origami Days, a 2-1/2 week celebration held internationally. So, you haven't folded anything? Better get cr ...more

How To : Make a rocket powered matchbox car

Kipkay explains how to make a rocket powered matchbox by combining two matchbox toy cars. You need A10-PT model rockets and 32 gauge wire to connect the model rockets to the two cars.

How To : Play with a Mobius Strip & topology tricks

This was a three flip mobius strip with one surface that yields a loop with 8 twists. It takes 6 lines to flatten it which leads to 7 zones, one less than the number of resulting twists. I tend to flatten mobius strips as fast as possible and the solution that I get. My rule ...more

How To : Fold a 3D origami kusudama meteoroid

Kusudama origami is more of a work of art than just plain old paper folding. It's not only crafty, it's mathematical. Japanese kusudama is created by sewing multiple identical pyramidal units together to form a 3D paper model, like this 3D meteoroid. Although there is not ver ...more

How To : Origami a space monster Venus flytrap

Another origami by Jeremy Shafer, this one is known as the venus flytrap or space monster. It’s a complicated action model paper design, and when pulled from the “leafs” or tentacles, it opens its mouth! Learn how to fold this design by watching the video!

How To : Origami a hexaflexagon

This origami hexaflexagon is an action model paper design. Learn how to fold it by watching this video. Then, turn it till your fingers hurt.

How To : Master Figure Drawing By Erasing

Master Figure Drawing using an Eraser Having trouble with the human form in your figure drawing class? Or just looking to impress your girlfriend or boyfriend with your art skills with a beautiful drawing of their figure? Here is a simple tip to trick your brain into using mo ...more

How To : Fold a hollow 3D Sonobe kusudama

This is origami, but it's more of a work of art. A perfect 3D mathematical kusudama, which is created by sewing multiple identical pyramidal units together to form a 3D Japanese paper model. It's really addictive! This is an easy kusudama and you can make it in just one day. ...more

How To : Origami a heart with rectangular paper

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

News : Dealing With Stress (Project Proposal)

Dealing With Stress My senior thesis project is going to be about stress. I want to learn how to educate others (my peers) throughout a web site about stress, what it is, how serious it is and how to deal with it. I will create a Wonder How To account where I am going to upda ...more

How To : Make Paper Yoshi out of Lego blocks

Yoshi has evolved from a simple Mario sidekick into one of the most beloved figures in all of gaming. This video will teach you how to translate your love of this perpetually-famished dinosaur into another medium: Legos. Learn how to make a model of Paper Yoshi, from the Paper ...more

How To : Make Nested Cube and Octahedron Boxes

These boxes are inspired by a comment from Imaatfal Avidya on a corkboard post on Platonic polyhedra from sonobe units. Imaatfal was commenting about how the cube and octahedron are related to each other. "There is something cool and special about the platonic solids—there is ...more

How To : Construct a model of a geodesic dome

This video explains how to construct a model of a geodesic dome from paper and shows how to draw triangles with a compass and straight edge. Construct a model of a geodesic dome. Click through to watch this video on google.ca

How To : Fold a Simple Origami Mouse

This tutorial teaches you how to fold an origami mouse with an ordinary sheet of paper. This model is suitable for beginners and children. Origami is great for small kids as the only material needed is paper, no scissors or glue that could do harm! Profile: Design: tradition ...more

How To : Load fine art paper into your Epson Stylus R1900 printer

While this video uses only a particular model of printer and only one style of paper, this tutorial will work for several different varieties of paper and printer. Just follow along with the tutorial to make sure you've loaded the paper properly for highest quality printing.

How To : Fold an origami box and lid by Dave Brill

The origami version of a box and lid may seem like one of the simplest origami projects out there, but you should consider this origami box and lid the hard mode version of an otherwise beginner origami craft. Rather than use two sheets of paper total - one for the box and the ...more

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