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How To: Make a ninja star frisbee - the super shuriken!

Perhaps you've already learned how to make the standard origami ninja throwing star, and you want to take it to the next level. You want something that really flies, and has enough heft to knock over lamps in your living room and cause other sorts of property damage. Well, the ninja star frisbee - or super shuriken - is the project for you. Made of six small throwing stars folded together into one big flying lump, the super shuriken is origami with a bad attitude. It is also potentially dange...

How To: Build a realistic M16A2 paper gun

This thorough tutorial video series demonstrates how to make a beautiful, realistic paper M16A2 gun. This tutorial is broken up into 8 videos, so be sure to click through all of the chapters for the full tutorial. Paper guns are fun to make and can look very realistic (and perform basic operating functions, too!). Learn how to fold the M16A2 gun out of paper with this paper gun tutorial.

How To: Make a shredded paper flower

This video shows the method to make a shredded paper flower. Take a butterfly paper from April bad girls kit and cut it into eight and a half by eleven. Put this paper into paper shredder and cut it into strips. Take a handful of strips and cut them into half. Repeat this until you get enough pieces to make the flower. Take the paper strips cut into half and put them together around the center. Staple them at the center so that you get a bunch of strips. Repeat this for two more bunches. Stic...

How To: Make bridal earrings with Swarovski crystal

Make a beautiful pair of earrings with help from this video from Silver Land Jewelry! Get started using Swarovski crystal in your jewelry makings to add a special and sparkly touch! Add a new pair of earrings to your jewelry collection for only the cost of materials with help from this DIY jewelry making tutorial.

How To: Make a Santa Claus bookmark

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to make a Santa Claus bookmark. You will need a card, craft paper, a ribbon, scissors, markers of different color, a punch and glue. Paste the card on to the upper part of the paper, fold the paper and paste it by applying glue to the inner part. Punch a hole on the upper part in the center. Draw 2 eyes and a nose with a marker. Draw 2 crescent shapes for the mustache and a ‘U’ for the mouth. Next draw 2 triangles for the eye brows. Draw...

Money Origami, Flower Edition: 10 Different Ways to Fold a Dollar Bill into a Blossoming Bloom

The very first banknotes were used by the Chinese in the 7th century, during the Tang Dynasty. Before it was used as a true currency, paper money was used as part of a deposit system in which merchants would leave large amounts of coins with a trusted associate and receive a paper receipt for the transaction. The reason was simple—the copper coins used as currency at the time were heavy.

How To: Make cross friendship bracelets

Learn how to make cross friendship bracelets with this wonderful and informative video. The color of the threads is chosen to understand what is going on there. The watcher gets the basic knowledge of making thread bands or thread bracelets. The Cross Friendship Bracelets looks so colorful and makes great fashion accessories for anyone. The helical structure of the bracelets mentions the crossing of two friends.

How To: Throw a paper airplane far

This video will teach you the three most important tips which you will need in order to throw a paper airplane far. First, you will need to use your dominant or stronger hand. Next, you will need to throw the airplane as if you were throwing a baseball, taking a slight forwards step as you throw it as well. Finally, you will need to make sure that you release the paper airplane at the proper point of your throw, at the maximum part of the arc and not when your arm starts arcing downwards. By ...

How To: Take Your Measurements

These measurments should be taken and recorded before drawing up you clothing design pattern. Wear the bra and panties you will be wearing with the final garment. Another option, especially if you are going to be selling a series of the garments, is to follow a size chart. While sizing is not very standardized in the clothing industry, I like the charts on the Burdastyle website which are in both inches and centimeters. When measuring, the tape measure should be neither too tight nor too loos...

How To: Make a Candy Stripe Friendship Bracelet

in this video is shown 9 samples of Diagonal Striped Bracelet and I show another way how to do it. This is the basic friendship bracelet - very quick to make. You need to know how to do Forward Knots and REMEMBER: TIE DOUBLE KNOTS! Forward knot is super easy! You can make this bracelet in your national flag colors. Good luck (:

How To: Wrap a Stone - Easy Tutorial

This tutorial shows how to wrap a Stone easily (Make Cabochon using Macrame knots). With this style you can make your own amulets, pendants or necklaces, also you can wrap a coins or anything else. It's easy to make and suitable for kids and beginners. I hope you will find this helpful!

How To: Fold a Magic Rose Cube—A Flower in a Box Origami Puzzle

To play off Gertrude Stein's famous quote, a rose is a rose is a magic paper cube. And with this paper folder's guide, you'll learn how to make your very own magic rose cube from paper using the Japanese art of origami. This design by Valerie Vann, and folded by YouTuber German Fernandez, is great for Valentine's Day or any other day where a paper puzzle rose is needed. Just be prepared... it's a not just a puzzle origami rose, it's a puzzle folding it.