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!

Both of these websites have great step-by-step instructions.

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.
Fun and easy-to-do origami projects for kids are on the following webpages. Clear instructions too! This website has patterns to print out and fold. Has the instructions for folding a paper cup, as well as step-by-step instructions for making paper. The Enchanted Learning website is full of fun stuff for kids, including easy paper-folding projects.

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: Stories to draw! With clear instructions to print or to follow online.

Story Fun:
Websites: Turtle puppet to make with paper. Use it to tell the stories on this webpage: Online storybook with lots of papercraft activities to do! The classic story of the Frog Prince with a paper puppet you can make.

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

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