Thursday, September 20, 2007

Fold it! Books about Paperfolding

I love playing with paper--folding, cutting, gluing and making stuff. My house has a lot of paper around, and the grandkids make some very creative crafts when they come to visit.

Here's a list of books that offer many ways to change a sheet of paper forever.

Folding, Cutting, Drawing And Telling: Places To Get Great Ideas

Folding: Paper Airplanes
Paper Airplanes: The first thing we think of when we think of folding paper!

Websites
Both of these websites have great step-by-step instructions.
http://www.amazingpaperairplanes.com/
http://www.bestpaperairplanes.com/

Books: Paper Airplanes
Origami Paper Airplanes by Didier Boursin
Paper Airplanes: Models to Build and Fly by Emery J. Kelly


Other Folding Projects:
Go beyond airplanes to lots of other fun things to do with paper.
Websites
Fun and easy-to-do origami projects for kids are on the following webpages. Clear instructions too!
http://www.tammyyee.com/origami.html This website has patterns to print out and fold.
http://www.wipapercouncil.org/paper1.htm Has the instructions for folding a paper cup, as well as step-by-step instructions for making paper.
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/origami/index.shtml The Enchanted Learning website is full of fun stuff for kids, including easy paper-folding projects.

Books
Paper-folding Fun!: 50 Awesome Crafts to Twist, Weave, and Twirl by Ginger Johnson
Paperfolding by Clive Stevens
Fold-Along Stories: Quick and Easy Origami Tales for Beginners by
Christine Kallevig


Drawing Stories:
Websites:
http://www.drawandtell.com/ Stories to draw! With clear instructions to print or to follow online.


Story Fun:
Websites:

http://www.fema.gov/kids/trtlppt.htm Turtle puppet to make with paper. Use it to tell the stories on this webpage: http://www.okc.cc.ok.us/bwise/Turtles/Turtle_Stories.htm
http://www.dltk-teach.com/rhymes/little_red_riding_hood_section.htm Online storybook with lots of papercraft activities to do!
http://www.dltk-teach.com/rhymes/princessandfrog/princess_and_the_frog.htm The classic story of the Frog Prince with a paper puppet you can make.

Books:
Stories to Play With
by Hiroko Fujita and Fran Stallings
Cut and Create!: Mother Goose by Kim Rankin

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