3D papercrafting is unique. 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 to card stock (65-100lb)
- Craft knife and cutting mat or scissors
- Glue or double side tape
- Ruler and something sharp-ish to score your fold lines
Here are a few examples of tools needed:
'how to' in words
If you get your template in a digital format, you first need to print your template on the color cardstock 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 out. Then, score the fold lines since this allows for a clean fold (see reference on right). Notice that the fold lines make mountains and valleys on 'clean' side of paper. Once that's done, you`re ready for assembly.
All tabs have a matching numbers and this is where you glue the two same number tabs together.
`Since you have a 'template side' and a 'clean side', you glue all tabs on template side so that your model has no trace of the template once complete. Below are some images to help you visualize the process.
Keep in mind that this is a bit like making a puzzle. The activity does take some time and should not be `rushed`. Take your time and enjoy the flow.
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!