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ALL YOU NEED IS PAPER! All the puzzles inside are made out of paper -- from simple teasers to extreme brain workouts! ORIGINAL DESIGNS Co-developed by a mathematician, an origami artist and a mechanical puzzle maker, this inventive book provides a unique and invaluable collection of a large, comprehensive and diverse variety of paper puzzles. And they only require a sheet of paper and perhaps a pair of scissors! EASY TO CHALLENGING There are 99 unique puzzles including paper strip puzzles, M bius strips and flexagons, two-dimensional sheet folding, 'fold-and-cut' puzzles, 3D dissections and constructions, sequence folding puzzles, origami puzzles and even paper toys and magic. PROVIDES HOURS OF FUN Anyone of any age can find hours of enjoyment and challenge! LEARNING GEOMETRY, MATHEMATICS AND PROBLEM-SOLVING CHALLENGES CAN BE FUN! For students and teachers; parents and children; amateur and skilled mathematicians, and puzzle lovers. LEARN CONCEPTS AS YOU GO! Many of the puzzles are new and original, they complement the classic puzzles that are included and all of them come with a solution as well as a mathematical and geometrical explanation that can be easily understood by all. The layout of the book, with its extensive puzzles, solutions and detailed descriptions, make it a sure candidate as the paper puzzle 'bible' for enthusiasts and puzzle lovers everywhere.
This title features 20 stylish printmaking projects suitable for all levels of ability, including invitations, a tea towel and wrapping paper. It includes a full techniques section to explain the basic skills and equipment needed. It presents clear and beautiful step-by-step photographs to guide the reader along and show the projects in action. What could be better than getting together with friends and getting creative? If you fancy stamping some personality on anything from napkins to canvas shoes then this book of print making from the new Super+Super series is for you. With 20 projects to get your creative teeth into, this quirky step-by-step guide to print making is full of fun. Projects include invitations, napkins, tea towel and wrapping paper.
Two hot trends - paper quilling and mandalas - come together in 30 designs by the co-owner of Quilled Creations. Alli Bartowski explains basic quilling techniques, from curling and crimping to scrolling and rolling, while detailed photos show all the shapes you'll need to make. Feel the calm created by the repetitive motions as you quill Crimson Flower, Sunset, Peacock and other vivid mandalas.
This origami kit teaches origami beginners all the most important folds and techniques. This all-inclusive origami paper craft kit with instructional DVD will teach you to create beautiful origami as if you are right in the studio. Through 30 step-by-step lessons, you will move seamlessly from origami beginning to intermediate all at your own pace. Origami Studio Kit teaches an understanding of origami terminology, the ability to easily read diagrams, a mastery of fine techniques and bases, and discovery of tips, tricks and secrets of one of the world's most foremost folders. Although the easy-to-follow instructions make this a great origami for kids kit, it is also serious and challenging enough for adult learners looking to learn origami and get a solid foundation in the art of origami paper folding. The origami kit includes: Full-color 72-page booklet Step-by-step instruction and diagrams 30 fun lessons 70 sheets of durable, authentic origami paper 2 paper sizes and a variety of different colors A DVD with 3.5 hours of video tutorials All videos are also streamable or downloadable online Easy-to-follow demonstrations for each of the 30 lessons No matter your age, or previous paper folding experience, these projects and techniques will help you become a better origami folder. Paper folding projects Include: Elsa's Swan Japanese Inflatable Frog Pillow Note Lily Flower Bunny Star Box and much more...
From pamphlets and zines you can fold in a minute to luxurious leather journals and sumptuous sketchbooks, "How to Make Books" will walk you through the easy basics of bookmaking. Whether you're a writer, a scrapbooker, a political activist or a postcard collector, let book artist Esther K. Smith be your guide as you discover your inner bookbinder. Using foolproof illustrations and step-by-step instructions, Smith reveals her time-tested techniques in a fun, easy-to-understand way.
In a world of screens and smartphones, there is something beautifully tangible and tactile about taking a piece of paper and cutting into it with a pair of scissors. With just a few folds and snips, an old shopping list can be transformed into a fluttering butterfly or a shooting star. Let your imagination run wild and bring fairy tales to life as you turn old books into hot air balloons and angels, or give new life to yesterday's newspaper as a garland of pretty hearts. Twins Helene and Simone have been papercutting for years, and between them have created a whole world of whimsical designs. In this delightful book, they share this magical skill with you - and the best part is, it's simple, creative and practically free. All you need is a pair of scissors and some scrap paper - no scalpel, no cutting mat, no complicated templates. With beautiful photography by Ben Nason, Helene and Simone's mindful approach embraces imperfection and opens up your creativity, helping you develop your own designs and ideas. Whether you want to cut a bouquet of flowers from old shopping receipts or transform discarded wrapping paper into Christmas decorations, this book is sure to delight and inspire.
Discover how to create a spectacular setting for your next party with these 35 fabulous projects. From eye-catching pom-poms to pretty garlands and stunning giant flowers, you'll want to make every one of these wonderful paper decorations. Begin with the classic pom-poms - popular in the 60s and 70s, but enjoying a stylish revival today. Make them in different sizes and colours for a real impact. Learn, too, how to make honeycomb balls and rosette snowflakes - all hanging decorations that will look great hung from the ceiling, in a window or on a Christmas tree. In chapter 2, you'll find garlands and bunting - why not try the cupcake garland, using cupcake cases to sit around fairy lights and look like twinkling flowers, or have a go at the vintage book bunting, that would add character at a themed party or in a child's bedroom? Finally, create impressive centrepieces - giant roses and daffodils, a flower wreath made from coffee filters and waxed floating lilies are among the striking designs. The projects use a variety of paper materials, including tissue, card and crepe paper, as well as recycled magazine pages and wrapping paper - and no specialist craft experience is needed. Step-by-step photography will show you exactly what to do. Plus, every template you'll need is included at the back of the book.
Get to know the simple and therapeutic pleasures of cutting and assembling beautiful, harmonious images in to your own, unique collage. Author and artist Seiko Kato has created 15 unique collage creations for Handmade Collage with Seiko Kato, and with this vast collection of over 1,000 images to browse, cut out, and create with, you too will design and assemble your very own pieces of art. Seiko's guiding text will inspire as you work with designs including: -Rainbow rainforests -A walk in the woods -Birds of paradise -Perfume bottles -Fairy tale forest -Peacock parade -And many others
This manual features 17 easy-to-master projects involving the Platonic solids: the tetrahedron, hexahedron, octahedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron. Includes detailed diagrams and photos of all the completed models.
Make paper airplanes based on the fastest, longest-flying planes in the world! Paper airplane expert Andrew Dewar presents this new collection of 16 original high-performance paper airplanes. These planes are incredibly easy to fold, and designed to push the envelope in terms of time aloft and distance thrownubased on principles exploited by record-breaking paper airplane experts such as Ken Blackburn, Michael Collins and Takuo Toda. The book opens with the history of paper airplane record-setters, followed by a fascinating primer to the principles of flight so kids can learn about the forces that enable a plane to fly and the properties that affect the duration and distance of their flights. They'll have fun coaxing better and better performances out of these optimized designs. The sky is the limit once they understand how planes actually work! Each paper plane has simple folding instructions and corresponding custom folding papers with folding lines printed right on the sheets. Each plane can be folded up in just a few moments, so kids can start shattering records of their own right away! This paper airplanes kit includes: A full-color, 64-page book Easy, step-by-step instructions 16 unique designs 48 full-color airplane folding sheets
An origami box is something very simple but unique, which captures all the emotion of its maker. The pleasure to folding the paper is added to the satisfaction of making an object that is useful or can be gifted, establishing a connection between the maker and the receiver. With this in mind, the famous Japanese origamist Tomoko Fuse, has created 20 original designs that are exclusive to this book. The designs provide a variety of shapes; some easy, some more complex, but all can be created with a single sheet of paper. Often, the box's basic structure is embellished with accessories - a reinforced base or a partition - shaped with additional paper. It's fun to select the most suitable paper by keeping in mind how the object will be used, or the place and the people for which it is intended
Bring the wonder of flight down to Earth with clever papercrafts and some help from Fold & Fly Butterflies, Birds, and Other Animals that Fly. You'll create graceful, flying paper art with ease! Butterflies and birds and are among nature's most perfect flying machines. From Humankind's earliest days, we have marveled at the ease and majesty of flying creatures - envious of their ability to break gravity's bounds and soar. Fold & Fly Butterflies, Birds, and Other Animals that Fly celebrates and explains the miracle of natural flight, while providing readers with easy-to-follow patterns for creating Mother Earth's most amazing winged creatures. This box set includes a full-color book, over 140 sheets of custom-printed paper, and instructions for creating20 magnificent masters of flight. You will fold papercraft creatures of all kinds, from a prehistoric pterodactyl, to today's dragonfly, flying fish - and yes, even a stork - this set reaches new heights in paper art.
This collection of 500 stickers come straight from artists' workshops to you! These stickers are perfect for decorating folders, accentuating letters, adding flair to scrapbooks, or personalizing gifts. The massive variety means that there's a sticker perfect for any situation, and with such an attractive price point, this is an excellent value.
Cut and Fold Techniques for Promotional Materials is a unique collection of over 40 attention-grabbing cut-and-fold designs that when printed and illustrated form memorable give-aways to promote and advertise services and products. The book provides a one-stop source for novelty promotional materials, many appearing in print for the first time. Some designs are interactive toys that turn inside out or reveal hidden faces when played with, others are more practical, offering ingenious ways to fold-up letters, brochures and posters, or to create novelty envelopes and leaflets. All the designs will enhance a message or presentation, grabbing attention in ways that simple printing can never achieve. Following the elegant, easy-to-follow style of Paul Jackson's other titles for Laurence King, Cut and Fold Techniques for Promotional Materials is an essential resource for marketing professionals and design students, and an inspirational guide to anyone looking to enhance the presentation of their product or service.
The magnum opus of one of the world s leading origami artists, the second edition of Origami Design Secrets reveals the underlying concepts of origami and how to create original origami designs. Containing step-by-step instructions for 26 models, this book is not just an origami cookbook or list of instructions it introduces the fundamental building blocks of origami, building up to advanced methods such as the combination of uniaxial bases, the circle/river method, and tree theory. With corrections and improved illustrations, this new expanded edition also covers uniaxial box pleating, introduces the new design technique of hex pleating, and describes methods of generalizing polygon packing to arbitrary angles.
With coverage spanning the foundations of origami construction and advanced methods using both paper and pencil and custom-built free software, Origami Design Secrets helps readers cultivate the intuition and skills necessary to develop their own designs. It takes them beyond merely following a recipe to crafting a work of art.
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