In order to stiffen paper, coat both sides of the paper with a fabric stiffening product. Allow the product to dry overnight.Know More
A number of crafts, such as doily streamers and paper snowflakes, call for stiffened paper. Paper is fairly easy to stiffen using the following steps.
If the paper has folds in it, heat up an iron to a low setting so that it is warm and not hot. Use it to gently flatten the creases.
Use a fabric stiffening product, such as spray starch or a roll-on stiffener, to coat both sides of the paper.
Leave the paper to dry overnight.
Projects such as doily bowls call for a harder surface than fabric stiffener can offer. Crafters can use glue to stiffen paper in these projects using the following steps.
Dilute white glue with water.
Use a paintbrush to brush the glue mixture onto both sides of the paper.
Shape the paper over a balloon to give it its shape.
Crafters using thin or delicate paper such as doilies should layer the paper by brushing more of the glue mixture onto the form, adding a layer of paper and then brushing over the paper.
Let the glue dry completely, then remove the form.
To make a car out of a shoebox, paint the shoebox and lid, glue milk jug lids to the front of the box as headlights, attach construction paper wheels to the sides of the box and tie a string to the front. This craft takes about 45 minutes and requires a shoebox with detachable lid, paint, paint brushes, construction paper, glue, milk jug lids and a string.Full Answer >
To make an origami rose, start with a square paper, make a triangle fold for the center crease, fold a kite base, fold the corners down, make a central fold on the back followed by an accordion fold, make creases in the corners, and fold the sides in and the top down. Making an origami rose takes roughly 10 minutes and requires a 6-inch square of colored paper.Full Answer >
Fold a paper boat by first forming a simple paper hat, then folding the corners up and pulling the corners apart. This takes only a few minutes, and you need a single 8 1/2 by 11-inch piece of paper.Full Answer >
A sphere can be made out of paper by using origami techniques to fold the paper several different ways and pushing it out to make it appear as a spherical shape. It is a moderately easy origami project.Full Answer >