Papercrafting is something unique and different. The supplies (and skills) are readily available, affordable and the results make for big impact.
Here are the things you will need:
- Printer and ink (no need for color ink)
- Paper, anywhere from paper (32lb) to card stock (100lb)
- Craft knife and cutting mat
- Glue, I use a glue stick but some prefer tacky glue
- Ruler and something sharp to score your fold lines
- Time and patience!
'how to' in words
If you get your template in a digital format, you first need to print your template on the color paper of your choice. Please refer to 'how to get a template' page for more details.
Once you have the paper template, you will need to prepare your pieces first by cutting them and then scoring them (allows for a clean fold line). Notice that the assembly lines (see reference on right) make mountains and valleys on 'clean' side. Once that's done you need to find the matching numbers on your tabs.
All tabs have a matching number and this is where you would glue the two same number tabs together.
`Since you have a 'printed side' and a 'clean side', you glue all tabs on printed side so that your model has no trace of the template once complete. Below are some images to help you visualize the process. We recommend starting with simpler models as they are easier to make.
The designs can be used as toys, decorations, and as gift boxes or 'greeting cards'. There are so many uses you are sure to find new ones all the time. All of the designs that you will find here are originals - created by us - and have been tried in real life.
Have fun making stuff…you`ll feel happy and live longer!