Paper is an incredibly capable and inspiring material that every maker likely already has on hand. Paper can be cut, folded, torn, even stitched together! Not to mention writing and printing! What can't paper do? There are so many ways to work with paper in your Instructables and we want to see what fun and unique ways you can come up with.

Let the page inspire you to see what DIY creations unfold, and you could end up winning an amazing prize like a MacBook Air or a Cricut desktop CNC.

For even more contests head over to the Instructables Contest page.

The Paper Contest 2018 is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three (3) First Prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five (5) Second Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (10)

Ten (10) Runner-up Prize winners will receive:

How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Jan 29, 2018 and Mar 26, 2018 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Paper Contest 2018. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.