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Arts & Crafts : Papercraft, Paper Card Modeling How-to

Explore the Art of Papercraft
& Paper Model Folding

See also: Origami, Miniature Models

Paper craft and card modeling (and cardboard engineering) is a fun hobby involving assembling original or prefabricated scale models printed on paper or card stock.

Within this collection of paper craft and card modeling resources you'll find Creativity Portal's own Collage Cubies and Gum Wrapper Origami projects, plus Web sites that explain the process of building models; and those that share free tips, techniques, and downloadable paper model projects for kids and adults.

Paper Craft Projects at Creativity Portal

Collage Cubies Project
By Chris Dunmire
Innovative and fun to fold, this form of art begins as a flat collage and ends up transformed into a one-of-a-kind 3D paper art sculpture. Printable Cubie templates provided.

Gum Wrapper Origami: Fold a Shirt & Pants Set
By Chris Dunmire
What do you get when you combine Bazooka Joe with Japanese paper folding? Gum wrapper origami! Follow this step-by-step guide to folding your own mini-cute Bazooka Gum shirt and pants set.

Papercrafting & Card Model Resources

Paper Box World: Boxy Fun Paper Model Characters
Cute and friendly kid's paper box model cars, animals, and seasonal characters. Free to download and print in PDF format. Easy cut and assemble instructions included.

The Creative Zone: Purveyors of Papercraft and Book Arts
"We believe that paper provides unlimited opportunities for feeding the soul with creative expression." Get creatively inspired by the unlimited potential The Creative Zone demonstrates through its galleries of paper crafting, wire art, and unbounding book art.

Arnold Grummer's Paper Making
Papermaking kits and materials. Projects Library with lots of ideas for various projects to make with handmade paper and casting molds.

Ben & Jerry's Paper Crafts
"Cut, color & glue your own awesome Ben & Jerry's stuff!" Features a balloon mobile, virtual cow, New England village, and online tattoos.

Envelope and Letter Folding
"Hand folding letters and envelopes is one of those rare intersections of decoration and practicality, where paper folding produces the satisfaction of making something useful and novel." Learn about the history of folding and try your skill at a variety of letter and envelope projects illustrated through this site.

Fiddlers Green
A paper model site with foamie models, paper, and card stock models. Features building tips and free sample models you can download including airplanes, buildings, trains, boats, cars, and critters.

Flying Pig Gallery
A cardboard engineering site with executive toys you can make. Complete with a section of tools and techniques, and several free models you can download, print, and assemble. Includes a snap up squid, hot tin roof, agreeable sheep, Christmas kiss, flying pig stereogram, snap up heart, and animated greeting cards you can make.

Provides unique educational models for science and social studies themes and learning. Has a section with free models you can download and print in a PDF format including a disappearing stream, strato volcano, Hadrian's wall, Comanche Teepee, and Phoenician Trireme.

Iceberg Paper Models
A large paper model and paper work card model resource. Includes dozens of paper models, small and large, to download, print, and assemble. Includes buildings, vehicles, objects, animals, holidays, food and drink, games, airplanes, flowers, and fun odds and ends.

Maquettes en carton/Cardmodels
"Paper or thin card, pencil, ruler, scissors and glue: with some imagination, it is sufficient to build real models or an ingenious toy in any size." This French / English site features technical tips and model design for beginners. Has free models to download, print, and assemble.