Replica weapons made from thousands of cut and stacked post-its

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Rome-based sculptor Marco Ecroli's "Army" project turns stacks of patiently cut, colorful post-it notes into full-sized three-dimensional replica weapons: a Colt six-shooter ("i Love Ammerica"), a machine-gun ("Tenere Lontano dalla Portata dei Bambini") , a hand-grenade ("Bomba non Bomba") , and a katana ("Daily Samurai"). He's also made a full-sized post-it car ("The Sheep Stand Far From The Rainbow"). Read the rest

Impossibly cute paper clips shaped like cats, dogs, and wild animals

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I like to buy these adorable little critter-shaped paperclips from stationary accessories maker Midori of Japan on Amazon. They work just the same as regular paperclips, but they add a lot of sweetness and personality when the design matters, not just the function.

More than 24 designs are available in Midori's super-kawaii D-Clips series, with lots of little animals and birds to choose from: elephant, turtle, squirrels, whales, penguin, and more, on sale for $7-8 per pack of 30 clips at the time of this blog post.

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This guy makes tiny working engines out of paper

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Aliaksei Zholner makes itty bitty engines with paper and “some scotch tape on valves to eliminate friction.” They run on compressed air delivered via a papercraft throttle. [via] Read the rest

Inkjet Samhain: awesome, printable Hallowe'en masks

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Super Punch's annual roundup of printable Hallowe'en masks includes some old faves and some stunning new entries in the race to celebrate a truly incredible inkjet Samhain. Read the rest

HOWTO make a physical, papercraft GPG box

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Shiro writes, This is a tutorial by @shiromarieke and @nsmnsr on how to make a 'GPG BOX' [PDF], a tool to easily explain GPG encryption. It has been made for CryptoParty Berlin. Read the rest

Brief history of the Cootie Catcher

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Cooties are real. Apparently, "cootie" comes from the Malay word "kutu," meaning "dog tick." Fortunately, you can easily make a cootie catcher wit the added benefit that the device doubles as a fortune teller, chatterbox, whirlybird, salt cellar, etc. Read the rest

Amazing working paper model of a V6 engine

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A fantastic working papercraft model of a V6 engine that runs on compressed air. Read the rest

Video: HOWTO make a paper cannon

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You probably already have all the stuff you need to make this nifty paper cannon that fires at a surprisingly high muzzle velocity. Read the rest

Video: HOWTO make a 3D origami Darth Vader

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Origami enthusiasts have created a number of small foldable units that can then be assembled into all kinds of 3-D shapes, like this Darth Vader. Read the rest

Intricate 3D paper typography by Sabeena Karnik

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Mumbia-based illustrator Sabeena Karnik specializes in forming strips of paper into intricate typography. Below is a sequence showing creation of her piece for a radio station. Read the rest

What do Caitlyn Jenner, Donald Trump, a monster truck, and the Avengers have in common?

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They've all been piñatafied by the artists of Piñatas Ramirez. Read the rest

HOWTO make retractable origami ninja stars

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These colorful shuriken (retractable ninja stars) by YouTuber ProudPaperOfficial are surprisingly easy to make. Read the rest

WATCH: Papercraft master creates gorgeous insects

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Filmmaker Alex Sans shot this lovely short about a day at Lobulo Studio, a renowned papercraft design studio. It includes making of a 3D lettering project and the beautiful insects below:

More cool projects at the Lobulo Studio site. Read the rest

Astonishing comics that 'save your game' when you turn the page

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Jason Shiga's ambitious projects leap from one medium to another—and unite them.

WATCH: time-lapse origami turns a dollar bill into a koi fish

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This is so hypnotic.

Papercraft R2-D2 dreidel

The downloadable PDF pattern for making your own droidel comes from Bonnie Burton's excellent Star Wars Craft Book. Read the rest

"Tie the knot" wedding invites that include a self-tying knot

Designer Cristina Moraleja created these clever 2011 wedding invitations for her clients Lois and Cris. Read the rest

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