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How To: Fold an easy origami paper fish

Sure, there are other origami fish tutorials out there, but they're usually either difficult and long, or short and unsatisfying. Find the perfect medium with this origami video. You just need one sheet of origami paper, like most paper folding projects, and the instructions in this video. Try pausing after each fold to make sure you learn this fish properly.

How To: Finish off your jewelry with crimps & crimp covers

Jewelry-making Techniques demonstrates how to finish your jewelry with crimps and covers. To use crimps and covers to finish your jewelry you will need 2mm crimps, 3mm crimp covers, crimping pliers, a clasp and beading wire. First, attach the clasp by stringing the crimp bead and one part of the clasp onto the wire. Take the end of the wire and string it back through the crimp bead to make a loop. Adjust the crimp bead up to the clasp and use the crimping pliers to crimp the bead. Repeat on t...

How To: Origami a horse face Japanese style

These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a horse face Japanese style. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own horse face. Use the start, stop, forward and back buttons to easily follow along. You can also speed up the instructional origami video if it is going too slow. Very cool Japanese origami how-to video! Origami a horse face Japanese style.

How To: Make a frog pop-up card

This video teaches the secrets of making a frog pop-up card in simple steps. First draw a frog in a card by outlining its mouth wide open as shown in the video. Now fold the card into half with the frog image on front. Cut the center and fold it to both sides using the outlines as shown. Open the card to check the pop-up. Finally stick a colored card to the back and do some coloring to finish.

How To: Easily make a paper turkey

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a paper turkey. You will need: a pen, tape, scissors, and papers. First, outline your hand on all the pieces of paper, then cut them out. After this, stack them together and then tape them. Next, cut out and apply the wattle of the turkey. Next, draw in eyes and feather details on to the turkey. When you are finished, you will have a cut turkey made in just a few minutes. This is a great project to do with children and only takes a few short minutes. Whe...

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 ...

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. Godzilla. Poco Bot with 6 rotation points. Robot Owl.

How To: Knit with a serenity loom

This video demonstrates how to knit with a serenity loom. A serenity loom can produce a blanket up to 10 feet. To start, thread a double loop of thread through a straw. Then use the loop of thread to pull through a piece of yarn. The straw will help you place the yarn around the pegs of the loom easier. Tie a loop around the anchor of the inside of the loom. Then loop completely around each peg, being sure to place the loops in the middle of the pegs consistantly. Wrap as far as you want your...

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.

How To: Sew knitted pieces together using a whip stitch and other stitches

Tie loose ends together - in the literal and original sense sense of the phrase - by sewing together the ends and/or hems of your knitting projects like a pro. Whether you're fusing together two pieces of wool-knitted cloth to form the back of a beautiful winter sweater or just want to join patchwork knits into a rasta-cool beanie, knowing how to stick pieces together is integral for a tidy project.

How To: Make paper look 200 years old using coffee

In this tutorial, we learn how to make paper look like it's 200 years old using coffee. First, take a regular piece of copy paper and then use a paint brush to paint a cup of coffee over the entire piece of paper. Use a blow dryer to dry the paper, then brush several more coats onto the paper until the brown looks like it' realistic. To finish, use distressed marks over the paper, then use a blow dry to dry off the entire thing. To finish, apply a couple more coats of coffee to the paper, the...

How To: Start a crochet blanket

Watch this instructional crochet video to start a crochet blanket. Begin with a loose chain until you've reached the desired length. The process of changing rows is one of the most difficult tasks when starting a crochet blanket. Follow these clear guidelines to avoid unnecessary troubleshooting.

How To: Attach a charm on a chain

In this tutorial, we learn how to attach a charm on a chain with Anna. To begin, grab a pair of pliers in each of your hands. Now, pick up the chain with them and gently lift up one side of the flap. After this, pick up your charm and attach it onto the chain. When finished, attach the chain onto the larger chain (bracelet or necklace), then gently close the chain link back up. You will want to gently press the opening back down leaving no gaps in it, or the chain will come loose and you will...

How To: Knit a Ball

Knitted balls can be used for all sorts of projects. The obvious is a Christmas ornament, but knitted balls can also be the basis for knitting toys or snowmen. And of course, they can be used simply as balls which make a lovely gift for a baby. They can be all one color, striped or patterned. To get started, follow the directions below for a one-color knitted ball. You will need to know how to knit on double-pointed needles, so if you need help with that, check out my other article.

How To: Make an endless card

In this tutorial, we learn how to make an endless card. An endless card is a card that folds a ton of different ways, so it can be used over and over again without having to replace it. To make this, you will first need to take a piece of card stock and score it where you are going to fold it in the middle. After this, take a smaller piece of paper, then score it so you can fold it into three different squares. Do this again for another sheet of paper. After this, you will want to adhere to d...

How To: Make a hair bonnet or night cap

Nightcaps are something that will never get old and have been around for years and years. Originally, nightcaps were invented around the Middle Ages and were used as a way to help prevent head lice. As the years passed by they became more useful in other ways, especially when it came to keeping ones head warm. For women, they were also used to keep not only their head warm, but also to protect the hair from any kind of damage. This video tutorial will show you ladies how to make a hair bonnet...

How To: Make a paper flower pot

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a paper flower pot. First, fold your paper into a triangle then crease and unfold. Next, fold the paper in half to make a rectangle, then crease and unfold. Do this on the other directions, making creases for each. Now, flip the paper over and make a triangle, then crease and unfold. As you unfold, push the sides in, the squish down to make a square piece. Fold the open end of the square base to the opposite corner, then fold a triangle from the top in t...