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Les Talons Rouges (The Red Heels)

Les Talons Rouges (The Red Heels), a student film directed and animated by Olesya Shchukina. Related watching: Her Shoes, and two videos about cats jumping: gravity defying cat and do cats always la...

Paper City

The fragility, the intricate detail, and “the charming rise and fold” of a Paper City. Animation by Maciek Janicki. via Kartooner.

Grant Olney‘s Not From Body

This beautiful paper cut-out animated video for Grant Olney's Not From Body was directed by Hlín Davíðsdóttir. It follows an owl being ostracized by other animals in the forest and how the owl moves beyond that experi...

LEGO paper airplane-making machine

Youtube user Hknssn built a paper airplane-making machine using legos. As a last step, it launches the airplanes — a compressor shoots them about 2-3 meters off-camera — but you m...

How to make an origami spectacled bear hat

"Origami’s really cool because it’s a sharing activity… " And share you can, because this scientist video comes with an advanced origami how-to for making a Spectacled Bear Hat (pdf). (Or you can sta...

Irving Harper: Works in Paper

Paper doesn’t require any special equipment—“All you have to do is sit down, cut paper out, and score it, bend it, and glue it.”  A beautiful Herman Miller interview with designer (and paper engineer/ artist/ sc...

Revolution ( Life Cycle of a Drop of Water)

Revolution is an animated short by photographer Chris Turner, paper engineer Helen Friel and animator Jess Deacon that explores the life cycle of a single drop of water through the pages of an elaborate pop-up book....

Paper marbling: Ebru and Suminagashi

Paper marbling is not only a fun DIY, but it’s also an ancient art. This artist in Istanbul, Turkey demonstrates ebru, how the floating colors can be shaped and then transferred onto paper.Related watching, some Japan...

Andrew Gatt’s Paper Rollercoasters

Mixing physics, engineering, paper and what looks like some seriously rewarding folding, cutting and taping DIY, Andrew Gatt builds incredibly sturdy paper roller coasters out of heavy paper s...

Amazing Anamorphic Illusions

There’s nothing that twists the mind quite like an optical illusion and this one is pretty great. From Brusspup, who has previously created scanimation toys (among many other optical tricks), check out the video...

How to make a spinning top

I love Origami's Jo Nakashima demonstrates how to make a Spinning Top, designed by Yami Yamauchi. To make one, just print this image, cut it out as an 18cm x 18cm square, and fold! From the ar...

Vi Hart: Hexaflexagon

Grab some strips of paper and join math video storyteller and “mathemusician” Vi Hart as she introduces the Hexaflexagon: This video is based on, and in honor of, Martin Gardner’s first Math...

Impossible motion illusions by Kokichi Sugihara

Kokichi Sugihara at Meiji University in Kawasaki, Japan, has been using computer software to bring impossible drawings to life. The video above shows some of the objects he has made moving in ways that appear to d...

Sesame Workshop stop motion paper animations by Studio Nos

Created by Matthew Amonson and Jeremy Bronson of Studio Nos for Sesame Workshop, this film about an apple tree uses paper in a subtle and lovely way. They’ve created a few of these stop m...

Østersøen by Ödland: Intricate stop-motion papercraft music video

This beautiful music video by Ödland was directed by Vincent Pianina and Lorenzo Papace for music written and recorded by Papace. It’s all made with paper, light and so many beautifully-crafted images. ...

Portland TEDx: How to use a paper towel

At a Portland TEDx event, Oregonian Joe Smith demonstrates how to use a paper towel, and moreover, demonstrates how easy it is to be mindful. Everyone should see this! via Kottke.

Classic Sesame Street: Old paper, new paper

Not only does this classic Sesame Street short explain paper recycling in a relatable way, but it's always a nice touch to hear a wide variety of music styles for a wide variety of settings....

Origami Stop Motion by Sipho Mabona

Remember those origami examples and how tos? Here’s a simple but illuminating stop motion animation of a car being made out of one sheet of newsprint to help visualize some more complex...