Papercraft Once you download the file, you will need to open the following files with a different program which are all free to download:.pdf files are opened with Adobe Reader 9.pdo files are opened with Pepakura Viewer.zip and .rar files are opened with WinRAR. If a .pdo file asks you for a password, it usually means you have downloaded Pepakura Designer and not Pepakura Viewer, so make sure to get the viewer instead. Here’s a little demonstration on using Pepakura Viewer 3.
wind-up paper butterflies are my fave (guest post from amelia) I had a baby so I’ve invited some fave guests to take over for me while I spend time with the little guy. Today’s post is from super crafter and cute mom, Amelia of The Homebook. Growing up, I had an aunt who lived in Canada. Every year for my birthday she’d send me a card and a fancy little gift. She always found the neatest things! One year, when I was maybe 10 or 11, she sent me another card—and when I opened it up, a paper butterfly fluttered out of the card. Papercrft Tokyo, Japan - If you’re a fan of the Star Wars series (or at least the first 3 films), and you’ve got an extra 41 hours on your hands, then have we got a project for you young jedi.This beautifully designed replica of an AT-AT was found in Japan by artist Shunichi Makino and is created entirely out of paper. It consists of 6 downloadable pdf files. Each is extremely detailed and scaled perfectly.
Tangrams Here's some puzzling fun for the kids from ancient China! Tangrams, "seven pieces of cleverness", are an ancient Chinese puzzle which is still mind-bending and intriguing today! We've developed some fun printable tangram puzzles which are perfect for kids - they help with logic and thinking skills, dexterity .. and they are just plain puzzling fun! Explore our tangram puzzle printables below... How to play Lone Ranger Frontier Town In 1948, I listened with great anticipation to The Lone Ranger radio program as the announcer, Fred Foy, said, "In celebration of the 15th year of this program you can get your very own model of the Lone Ranger Frontier Town. With this offer you can follow the adventures of The Lone Ranger and Tonto." The next day I flew on my bike to the First National grocery store. Standing in the cereal aisle I searched for the Cheerios boxes.
Inna's Creations: How to make a simple paper frame This time I'd like to share with you a simple and easy way to make a paper picture frame, like the one shown in the photo above. Personally, I like using such paper frames for my quilling. This is how the template for such a frame looks like. Please note, that not the absolute size but the ratios are important for this explanation. Using this template you can make a frame that has borders of equal width and height. The parts to be removed are marked in red, the inner bold rectangle shows the part of a picture that will be visible. Diorama of Pretzschendorf - 48 paper models (papercraft, cardstock models) free download Apart from Christmas pyramids, Schwibbogen (candle arches) and Räuchermann (incense smoker), the Weihnachtsberg (Christmas diorama, literally “Christmas mountain”) has had a long tradition in our region of the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains). Mostly the Nativity of Jesus is potrayed, but also mining scenes or Christmassy villages and towns decorate the so-called “mechanical Christmas dioramas” with moving figures. Our Weihnachtsberg shows the old village of Pretzschendorf at the beginning of the last century.
The Papercraft Post: Shaker-style Gift Boxes These Shaker-Style mini gift boxes are right any time of year. So, I've styled them two ways: all-occasion floral decoration or Christmassy/Wintertime. The boxes are quick and easy to make - there's a tutorial later on in this post. Here are your free downloads:Shaker-StyleBasketFlowers.pdf Shaker-StyleChristmasBasketA.pdfShaker-StyleChristmasBasketB.pdfShaker-StyleChristmasBasketA.svgShaker-StyleChristmasBasketB.svg For the flower baskets, I've just given you a .pdf. Haunted Paper Toys Welcome to the toy shop! Here you'll find a variety of rather unusual paper toys, all free for you to print out and enjoy. The toys include a hearse playset, coffin gift boxes (with occupants), a little cemetery, a few dark gloomy haunted houses, several unusual board games, some horrifying monsters, and quite a few other dark delights. So pick out some toys, print out the pattern pages, and with a few common supplies like scissors and glue you're ready to create all these strange little curiosities.
The Papercraft Post: Mini Magazine Rack Tutorial I like to shuffle through my museum postcards for inspiration before I start a project, so I though it would be handy to have a desktop caddy for them. These reto-look mini-magazine racks can be sized to fit either postcards or ATCs. They're also handy for gift presentation. Free Models - currell.net These card models may be downloaded for your personal enjoyment. Note to web site owners! If you want to offer these models on your site, please read this first. The Papercraft Post: Cantilever Sewing Box Tutorial Today I am beginning a new strand: Papercraft Fabrications. Here I will feature papercraft projects and techniques inspired by textiles, sewing, and needlecraft. This first project is perfectly timed to coincide with National Sewing Month - be prepared! I recently watched and enjoyed Le Havre, the arthouse feelgood movie. The art direction was tops – and the mood was 50’s retro. My favourite prop was... a cantilever sewing box, prominently displayed.
Star Box I suppose it isn't exactly the right time of year for stars and lanterns, but I've got a paper folding fascination at the moment and so was drawn to a project I had wanted to do back in Autumn. During last lantern season I was looking everywhere for instructions to make these beautiful paper lanterns and couldn't find them anywhere. I ended up purchasing a lantern that was already made and since I've been struggling with some difficult folds and designs of other paper crafts, I decided to unfold the seemingly simple lantern I bought and figure the thing out for myself. Like all traditional origami, no glue or cutting (once the basic outside shape of the paper is made) are required. I feared that once I unfolded my lovely store-bought version I wouldn't be able to get it back together but thankfully it wasn't nearly as difficult as I assumed.