Six New and Delightful Paper Craft Books

Well, hello Autumn... perfect timing to welcome an array of tempting new paper craft books!


book of 40 festive Christmas paper crafts to make

Makers, a head start... whether you choose the paperback or e-book version of Making Christmas Bright with Papercrafts: More Than 40 Festive Projects! by Alice Hörnecke, Dominik Meißner, and Sabine Seyffert for Dover Publications, you can begin crafting holiday decor, ornaments, and gifts right away. Check out the Look Inside feature where you'll see the extensive project list that includes Advent calendars, paper cut snowflakes, bows, boxes, tags, wrapping paper and more.
how-to book of whimsical papier mache projects



Art Makers: Papier-Mache: A step-by-step guide to creating more than a dozen adorable projects! from Walter Foster Publishing will be released on March 2, 2021, but it can be pre-ordered now. Allow me to judge a book by its cover... so quirky and cute. Projects by Sarah Hand (she has a papier-mache Etsy shop, by the way) include home decor, jewelry, figures and dolls. Creating with papier-mache is fun for all ages and skill levels, plus it's quite an affordable hobby.


toilet tissue paper origami how-to book


Toilet Tissue Paper Origami: Elegant Folds & Easy Surface Foldings or Simple Origami for Hotels, Bed & Breakfasts, Cruise Sips & Imaginative Housekeepers, a self-published paperback/e-book, looks like lots of fun. While the title suggests it is geared to those in the hospitality industry, there's no reason why all of us can't enjoy gussying up our bathrooms. I'm impressed by the introduction written by the author, Victor Cassethy, as well as the clarity of the photos and simple folding instructions for thirty designs... things like a flower pot, swimming whale, angel and sunburst. He stresses that you shouldn't let the term origami deter you as no prior experience is needed... even school-age children can do them. As Victor says: Happy folding - and may you be flush with success!


The next three titles are slated for October and November release and can be pre-ordered now:

coffee table book of work by origami masters

New Expressions in Origami Art: Masterworks from 25 Leading Paper Artists by Meher McArthur is a well-regarded hardcover title from Tuttle Publishing that was first available in 2017. This re-release includes a foreword by Robert Lang and works by contemporary origami masters who are pushing new boundaries, such as Joel Cooper, Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine, Paul Jackson, and Beth Johnson. Enjoy reading what inspires each artist along with their approach to creating folded works in this gift-worthy coffee table book. It's reasonably priced too.


paper craft book of Harry Potter landmarks and buildings to cut and fold


Harry Potter Paper Models by Moira Squier for Thunder Bay Press looks like something any Harry fan would enjoy. They'll be able to build twenty two Wizarding World landmarks and buildings that have appeared in all eight Harry Potter films. Included with materials and instructions is a keepsake booklet packed with story background information and trading cards.


folded paper star kit


Another nifty idea to place under the Christmas tree is Superstars: Make a Galaxy of 3D Paper Stars by Paul Jackson for Laurence King Publishing. Fifteen years ago Paul created the Superstar unit as a quick way to construct the famous modular origami Sonobe unit. More a kit than a book, it features pre-cut and scored sheets in six colors to create sturdy star-building units. A booklet explains the assembly of seventeen superstars, but the sky's the limit in the number that can actually be designed, not to mention the Superstar units can be used again and again, just like building blocks... pretty cool!

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