• Cricut Explore Adds Handwriting To Its Robot Craft Skills

    Cricut Explore Adds Handwriting To Its Robot Craft Skills

    We’re big fans of Cricut’s printers around here, whether it’s for papercraft or edible materials. The new Cricut Explore does the same thing as most of their previous papercraft machines, with one twist — the darn thing can handwrite doodles and dedications, too. Yep, it’s the all-in-one scrapbooking robot for the Etsy generation. Eliminating the need to pick up a pen to put personalized markings on your robot-cut sheets, you just insert a pen, pencil, or marker on the designated [...]

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  • Visual Spicer Lets You Build A Garage Full of Papercraft Supercars

    Visual Spicer Lets You Build A Garage Full of Papercraft Supercars

    A while back, we featured those awesome-looking Papercraft Pagani Zondas sold by Visual Spice. Apparently, the shop’s owner, Taras Lesko, hasn’t stopped producing even more automobiles in paper form, with a bunch of new vehicles available from the site, including Ferrari F1s, Lamborghini Aventadors and even Bugatti Veyrons. Yep, you can now outfit a tabletop garage with a veritable fleet of papercraft supercars. Just like those Pagani Zondas, these new vehicles feature very elaborate papercraft designs that truly elevate them [...]

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  • Motorized Paper Boat Kit: Mobilize Your Naval Forces In The Papercraft Wars

    Motorized Paper Boat Kit: Mobilize Your Naval Forces In The Papercraft Wars

    PowerUp’s Paper Plane Kit lets frustrated pilots finally take their origami aircrafts to the skies. But flying machines are only half the fun of papercraft warfare. What about your naval forces? Apparently, PowerUp has got you covered there, too, with their Motorized Paper Boat Kit. Granted, you can’t use it to steer the boat in navigating the treacherous waters of the bathtub the way you can pilot with their airplane kit. However, you can use it to propel the boat [...]

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  • This Kit Turns Paper Planes Into Smartphone Controlled Flying Machines – So Much Want!

    This Kit Turns Paper Planes Into Smartphone Controlled Flying Machines – So Much Want!

    A while back, a small toy that turns paper planes into remote-controlled flyers came out, letting you pilot the erstwhile humble gliders from an accompanying iPhone app.  It was awesome.  But even awesome things can get better and that’s exactly what happens with the PowerUp 3.0. Like the previous versions, the flight module combines a stick with a propeller and motor combo in the rear, along with a small bundle of electronics out front.  Attach the whole assembly to your [...]

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  • Papercraft Pagani Zondas Let You Build Your Own Supercar Fleet

    Papercraft Pagani Zondas Let You Build Your Own Supercar Fleet

    You already own a mini-garage full of papercraft trucks.  And you’ve had your fill.  Now, it’s time to get cranking on your own fleet of supercars.  You can start with these Papercraft Pagani Zondas. One of the rarest sportscars ever built (only 206 Zondas have been produced throughout its 12 year run), this is the kind of papercraft project to bring prestige to your toy garage. Sure, it won’t get you hot party girls with low self-esteem the way the [...]

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  • Papercruiser Foldable Model Vehicles: Build Your Own Fleet Of Awesome Trucks

    Papercruiser Foldable Model Vehicles: Build Your Own Fleet Of Awesome Trucks

    Granted, matchbox-sized papercraft models of awesome cars isn’t half as awesome as that Lifesize Papercraft Honda NSX we saw some time ago.  When it comes to papercraft projects you can actually build in your desk, though, we’re guessing these Papercruiser Foldable Models are more within reach for solo craft hobbyists. Don’t worry, there’s no need for high-end design skills in this one.  Instead, the models are sold as PDF files you can download.  Just print them to a decent card [...]

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  • Fold Your Own Unicorn 2013 Calendar Brings Papercraft Magic Ponies

    Fold Your Own Unicorn 2013 Calendar Brings Papercraft Magic Ponies

    You love papercraft.  And unicorns.  And you believe deep down in your heart that all the doomsday predictions are false and 2013 will come peacefully just like every other new year.  The Fold Your Own Unicorn Calendar is exactly what you need to pick up. Made by Accord Publishing, it’s a 12-month calendar you can use to keep track of the days and week of the coming year just like all the promotional calendars you’ll likely receive before the year [...]

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  • ReaDIYmate: Papercraft Plus WiFi Makes For Interesting New Things

    ReaDIYmate: Papercraft Plus WiFi Makes For Interesting New Things

    WiFi is the new USB.  At least, that’s how it goes when it comes to desktop accessories and toys.  The ReaDIYmate embraces this new internet of things paradigm, adding WiFi connectivity to papercraft models that combine the classic with modern tech. Unlike many WiFi objects you’ll find online, this isn’t a kit that you’ll need to solder and glue up together for a weekend building project.  Instead, putting the stuff together is as easy as standard papercraft, with all electronics [...]

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  • Build Your Own Solar Powered Infinitely-Bobbing Papercraft Bobbleheads

    Build Your Own Solar Powered Infinitely-Bobbing Papercraft Bobbleheads

    I can’t remember the last time bobbleheads were cool.  They’re still not cool, but these DIY Solar-Powered Papercraft Bobbleheads sure look fun. Unlike many bobbleheads you’ve had over the years, these ones don’t just shake their skulls for a little while after you give them a tap.  Instead, they’ll rock their noggins continuously, courtesy of solar-powered machinery that makes them shake their heads over and over. The DIY Solar-Powered Bobbleheads comes as a papercraft kit, with sheets of pre-printed and [...]

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  • D-Torso Cardboard Robot Video, Images As Seen At ICFF 2011

    D-Torso Cardboard Robot Video, Images As Seen At ICFF 2011

    D-Torso line of products are laser cut cardboard figures that can be put together by users at their own pace at home. Yuki Matsuoka who is a Japanese designer came up with the concept and these things have apparently been selling like hot cakes in Japan.     Produced by Aki Co. Ltd in Japan, the range consists of Animal Series, Character Series, Life Size Animals like the giraffe images in the gallery  above and robotic mannequins such as the [...]

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  • Handson Pepakura Kit Lets You Make Beautiful Paper Musical Instruments

    Handson Pepakura Kit Lets You Make Beautiful Paper Musical Instruments

    A big grand piano sitting in your living room and a Telecaster hanging by a wall make for really attractive home décor.  Musical instruments are pretty like that.  They’re also expensive, though, so getting one for the sole purpose of home ornamentation is far from the wisest way to spend money.  The Handson Pepakura Paper Craft Kit could be a much more affordable, albeit smaller, alternative. Designed and produced by actual professional musicians, the paper craft models are exquisitely detailed [...]

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  • A Life-Size Papercraft Honda NSX Race Car

    A Life-Size Papercraft Honda NSX Race Car

    Where’s the ideal place for a papercraft enthusiast to work?  Screw the art supply store and get yourself over to a printer manufacturer.  Why?  Because you can use office resources to build giant papercraft projects like this: a full-sized cardboard Honda NSX Race Car. Devised by papercraft wizards under Epson’s employ, the piece doesn’t only replicate the original in size, but brings impressive detail too.  Sure, you can’t drive it like a real Acura/Honda NSX Super GT, but I’ll be [...]

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  • Origami Napkins Bring Papercraft To The Dinner Table

    Origami Napkins Bring Papercraft To The Dinner Table

    Dinner parties can tend to be stuffy, rather awkward affairs. Loosen it up by treating your guests to a side order of Origami Napkins, erstwhile regular table napkins printed with folding instructions, so you can turn them into paper art. Sure, it’s childish to play with your napkins. When you’re boring everyone with your colorless conversation materials, however, it just might be the thing that keeps your guests glued to their seats. That and good alcohol. Give me some tasty [...]

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  • Assemble Your Own Miniature Dinosaur Museum With Tinysaurs

    Assemble Your Own Miniature Dinosaur Museum With Tinysaurs

    Building a real dinosaur museum will require serious skills and money, neither of which you probably have in spades.  These Tinysaurs, on the other hand, can let you fill an entire desktop with recreation dinosaur skeletons at only a fraction of the effort and the cost.  Of course, your co-workers aren’t likely to pay a dollar to see 10 paper dinosaur bones inside your office cubicle, but it’s an awesome feeling, nonetheless. Created by artist Kelly Farrell who sells them [...]

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  • Paper Speakers Dress Up As Miniature Sound Systems, Plugs To USB

    Paper Speakers Dress Up As Miniature Sound Systems, Plugs To USB

    A small speaker always makes sense for a papercraft project, since the hardware on those things aren’t too complicated too assemble.  These cut-em-and-fold-em Paper Speaker kits do it solidly, letting you rock your tunes on lightweight boxes made out to look like miniature sound systems. Available from Japanese retailer Princeton Direct, the mini-speakers ship as separate parts, so you’ll have to put them together yourself.  We advise you to trust your instincts during assembly, since the manual is likely in [...]

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  • Build Your Own Paper Robots Helps You Assemble Your Very Own Mecha Army

    Build Your Own Paper Robots Helps You Assemble Your Very Own Mecha Army

    Remember the New York City papercraft models we featured not too long ago? As fun as building those paper skyscrapers might be, they’re not nearly as enjoyable as having an army of paper robots wreaking havoc in their streets. Build Your Own Paper Robots, a hardback volume with an accompanying CD, will show you how to flood it with robot invaders. Authored by Julius Perdana and Josh Buczynski (who, as far as we know, are made of flesh and blood), [...]

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  • Stunning Papercraft: Castle On the Ocean

    Stunning Papercraft: Castle On the Ocean

    Some papercraft projects are triumphs in design, allowing you to fashion gorgeous-looking creations with just a few folds of paper.  Others, like Wataru Itou’s massive and meticulously-detailed “Umi no Ue no Oshiro” (Castle On the Ocean), are just pure labors of love. How else can you describe paper art that’s as intricate?  Built by hand, the artist slaved over the miniature castle for over four years before deeming it ready for the world to see.  Can you imagine cutting and folding [...]

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  • Ninja Gaiden Diorama: The Classic Game On Papercraft

    Ninja Gaiden Diorama: The Classic Game On Papercraft

    If building a papercraft New York City isn’t the kind of low-tech thrill you’re looking for, maybe this videogame-based diorama will spur you into action. Based on a scene from the classic Ninja Gaiden series on the NES, it’s one of the coolest 3D (okay, 2.5D) visual feasts I’ve seen in a while. While we’re not sure where it’s from (a certain MisterManolo is credited on the actual PDF sheet), there’s no denying how interesting of a project it will [...]

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