Papercraft can mean different things to different people, but to us, it’s all eligible for the Papercraft Contest! Show us your intricate origami, quill until your heart’s content, or even fashion a pepakura Halloween mask.  

Prizes are provided by Power Up Toys and the goodies include a Power Up 3.0, Silhouette Cameo, Mcgill Paper Blossom tool kit, and more. There’s also a special judges’ prize for the best electronic paper crafts, so bust out those LEDs if you’ve got em!

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The Papercraft Contest 2015 is closed.

Grand Prize


Judges' Prize: Incorportation of Electronics

36 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

Judges' Prize: Incorportation of Electronics

One judges prize winner for incorporation of electronics will receive:

First Prize (14)

Fourteen First Prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (20)

Twenty runner up prize winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt.
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 Sep 28, 2015 and Nov 9, 2015 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Papercraft Contest 2015. 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.