Papercraft

News : 50 FREE Papercraft Robot Downloads

One of the greatest things about the internet? Free papercraft downloads. Enjoy Botropolis' collection of 50 fun robots. Just download, print, and assemble. My top ten favorites below. Wall-E. Robocop. Optimus Prime. R2-D2. The Terminator. Poseable Toy Robot. Retro Bot. Godzi ...more

How To : Make a Papercraft Rolex Watch

UK-based artist Matthew Nicholson is a man of many talents: designer, photographer, professional free runner and papercraft engineer—and in the latter of which, he generously posts free downloadable DIY kits for your folding pleasure. The only template currently available is ...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

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 ab ...more

News : Make Optimus Prime Papercraft

Papercraft + Transformers = Fanboy nirvana. Papercrafting is enjoying a renaissance thanks to its nerd-love. Popularity of card modeling boomed during World War II when paper was one of the few items whose use and production was not heavily regulated. Micromodels, designed an ...more

4 Years in the Making : Insane Papercraft City

Tokyo art student, Wataru Itou, spent four long years crafting his meticulous paper city, entitled "A Castle On the Ocean".  The miniature papercraft city was constructed with "basic knives, scissors, hole punches and modeling glue." The structure has a "spectrum-spanning colo ...more

News : DIY Papercraft Architecture with Lighting

This is probably the least "Mathy" thing I will ever post. In my opinion, it's impossible to have architecture that isn't mathematical in some sense, so I am posting it anyway. Two years ago, I made a papercraft version of a cathedral in Christchurch New Zealand (It was severe ...more

How To : Origami a lantern of papercraft

Review these simple steps to fold an simple and charming origami lantern. You only need a small piece of origami paper and a pair of scissors. This paper ornament and others can be used as decorations for Tanabata, the Japanese festival of stars. It is possible to attach sever ...more

News : Gameboy Goes Papercraft

Papercraft video game art by French design duo Zim and Zou. The insertable cartridge is particularly awesome. Don't miss the Tetris (all the way at the bottom). Previously, 4 Years in the Making: Insane Papercraft City. Make Your Own Racist 1920's Mechanical Papercraft.

News : DIY Papercraft Models of the Planets

I'll have to post up some pictures of astronomy-related papercraft models that I have made at some point, but for now here is a link to a few different papercraft models of the planets. I need to go back through my resources because I know there are a bunch of sites out there ...more

News : Papercraft Steak

Your very own steak dinner. Every little last bit, down to the plate, silverware and side dish. Simple. Download it. Cut it out. Glue it together. Images below. Click through to download.

News : Make Your Own Racist 1920's Mechanical Papercraft

Very cool 1920's papercraft toys from the LA Times "Junior Times" section. Just print, cut out and assemble (if you don't mind turning a blind eye to the dated racial association, e.g. Lee Ling...the Chinese Laundry Man). A few examples shown below, print your own here (a lit ...more

How To : Origami a snail spiral of papercraft

With some origami paper, scissors and glue, one can make simple and elegant paper snail spirals. They can be used as decorations for events such Tanabata, the Japanese star festival. This instructional video allows you to make paper spirals that, combined with other origami sh ...more

News : Papercraft Redefines Fake Eyelashes

There is now a much a more artful approach to donning false eyelashes, reports Ecouterre. "As delicate as lace, each pair of faux peeper framers is based on the Chinese art of jian zhi or paper cutting. Featuring traditional motifs such as peonies (for happiness), peach bloss ...more

How To : Origami a Milky Way ornament of papercraft

Watch this instructional video to learn how to make an origami paper Milky Way ornament. With one piece of origami paper and a pair of scissors, one can form a beautiful ornament that is sometimes used for Tanabata, the Japanese festival of stars. This and other paper ornament ...more

How To : Six pointed star of papercraft

Follow this example to fold an origami six pointed star. This video provides clear visual examples so that you will not need an instruction booklet. This six pointed star can be folded from a single piece of silver origami paper. The six pointed star is sometimes used as an or ...more

News : Bird's Eye Maple Veneered Papercraft Dodecahedron

I bought a sheet of ultra thin 1 ply Birdseye Maple veneer the other day and decided that It would look beautiful as a dodecahedron. I used some glue to attach it to cardstock and then cut it out as the net of a dodecahedron. I used a X-acto knife to lightly etch the fold line ...more

How To : Knot a Hermès Scarf in 21 Different Ways

Hermès is all about giving out the free goodies—this week I posted a tutorial for making your own papercraft "Kelly bag" and for years now they've created "knotting cards", a set of DIY illustrations presenting different ways to wear their iconic scarves. Typically list headl ...more

Last-Minute Halloween Quickie : 100+ Free Printable Masks

If you've run out of time for all of our more time-consuming Halloween costume ideas, here are some places on the web for free, downloadable paper masks. There must be at least 100 options among these links to satisfy your last-minute costume needs! Just download, print, and c ...more

How To : Print, Cut & Fold Your Own DIY Hermès Handbag

Yay, you can now own the iconic Hermès bag for next to nothing! There's one catch—it's made of paper. Hermès is currently offering several free downloadable templates for the "Kelly Paper Bag" on the company's Facebook page. Not exactly usable in the traditional sense, but it ...more

News : How'd He Do That?

Amazing work by artist Walee for BEAUX ARTS Magazine. Photoshop tricks? Photograph manipulation? Papercraft sculpting? How'd he do it? Anybody know? Previously, Paper-made Girls.

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

News : Rotating Kinetic Transforming Gear Heart

Amazing video of Haruki Nakamura's Gear's Heart. The pieces fit together like a gear, skip to 0:49 in the video to see it in action. Check out Nakamura's site for more of his work. Previously, Make Optimus Prime papercraft.

News : Paper-made Girls

Korean artist Osang Gwon creates more than just alluring paper-made girls. Gwon has moved past traditional papercraft, taking volumes of photographs of his subjects and constructing sculptural forms from the carefully arranged 2D images. Gwon shows in galleries, and has done ...more

News : Psychedelic Math Makes for Some Trippy Origami-Art

Flickr user fdecomite showcases his beautiful portfolio of geometry-inspired papercraft. His dedication to the craft is astounding. Get ready to take a journey down the rabbit hole cuz this work gets trippy. Behind the scenes process photos: Previously, Damn, This Dude Knows ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (12/07 - 12/13)

WonderHowTo is made up niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. This week: A double exposure cell phone photog ...more

How To : Rip 3-D character models from Nintendo 64 games

With paper crafting you can build intricate paper models of your favorite characters, from Jack Sparrow to Nintendo's own Toad. This video tutorial shows you how to rip 3-D characters from your favorite Nintendo 64 games for the purposes of paper crafting. It will take some ed ...more

News : Elegantly Crafted Paper Chandeliers

There's a lot of paper-art, paper-craft, paper-design on the web, but rarely do you see something that truly transcends the material. Stunning paper chandeliers by Dutch artist Paula Arntzen. Previously, 4 Years in the Making: Insane Papercraft City.

News : Super Low-Cal, Paper Light Breakfast

You don't have to worry about packing on the pounds with a breakfast like this. Have all the donuts you like... as long as they're papercraft. Created by Paper Donut. Previously, Papercraft Steak.

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (12/14 - 12/20)

WonderHowTo is made up niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. This week: A nostalgia-themed cell phone photo ...more

News : Teens Build World's Most Fuel-Efficient Car

How many gallons of gas does it take to get from Kansas City to New York? Depends on what you're driving. In this custom-modded Indy race car designed by students at the DeLaSalle Education Center? About four. WIRED's Autopia reports, "A team of high school students has deve ...more

News : This Will Blow Past Airport Security

Papercraft guns are the new origami. The new origami for boys, that is. WonderHowto and YouTube are chock full of paper gun tutorials. Many models are simple, but some are impressively realistic, not to mention functional. My personal favorite (unfortunately no tutorial) is t ...more

News : Psychedelic Paper Bunny Hole

A mass accumulation of $5 donations allowed NYC artist collective SOFTlab to install the below piece, entitled CHROMAtex, at the Bridge Gallery. The piece is constructed with each donator's name printed as a photo paper tile, laser cut and then assembled with everyday binder c ...more

News : Oh-So-Elegant Paper Wigs

Atlanta based designers Amy Flurry and Nikki Salk collaborate on some fantastic paper installations, which are “fueled by a love of fashion and an appreciation of grace and nuance of this humble material.” Their beautiful paper wigs were commissioned by clothing store Jeffrey ...more

Fold-It-Yourself : Paper Space Scale Models

Papercraft website, AXM Paper Space Scale Models, offers a whole library of incredibly detailed, realistic space shuttle paper models. Some free, some pay. Perfect weekend activity for the outer space lovin' geek.

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 Anim8o ...more

News : I Want One. Paper-Made John, Paul, Ringo & George

To this day, the magnitude of Beatles mania is vast. For much of the world, the fabulous four are downright magical. Here on WonderHowTo we also enjoy the fine art of papercraft. So, why not combine the elaborate practice of paper construction with some good 'ol rock 'n' roll? ...more

How To : Make a Paper Wallet!

This tutorial papercraft video will help you learn how to make a paper wallet from one piece of paper. This wallet comes in handy if you've lost yours and don't like keeping things just in your pocket. Another great thing about this paper wallet is that it's disposable.

How To : Decorate swirled Christmas holly cupcakes

These cupcakes look almost too good to eat...ALMOST. These would still disappear in a heartbeat if left alone with us. But anyhow, these glittered holly berry cupcakes are so gorgeous and beautiful for the holidays. Take a look at the video to learn how to decorate the swirle ...more

News : Welcome to Astronomy World!

A little about myself and astronomy: I created this world because I love astronomy. I really, really, love astronomy. When I was ten, I went to a restaurant and saw a huge wall mural of the Andromeda Galaxy. At my house, we had a tiny refractor telescope. I knew this wasn't en ...more

How To : Make the Simplest Flash Bounce Ever for Your Camera

Sick of washed out photos? How about red eye? Or maybe you can't get the right shot because your flash is causing too much shadow in the background. That's what a flash bounce is for—it reflects the light off of the ceiling or another surface so that your photos look more bala ...more

News : Painstakingly Crafted 3D Paper Art

Korean artist Cheong-ah Hwang creates three-dimensional paper art by layering pieces of cut paper upon pieces, decoupage-style. The paper bird is fantastic, as well as her Obi Wan Kenobi & more. Scroll down for process photos. Process:

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