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Mountaineer Makerspace: Paper Crafts

Paper Crafts

At the Mountaineer Makerspace we have the supplies for a variety of paper crafts. Paper is a versatile material that can be used in many different ways for crafts like origami (traditional paper folding), quilling, book art, and card-making. Come explore these crafts with us in the LMC and take a look at the paper crafts books we have, a selection of which is showcased below!

Paper Crafts Books

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Paper Made! : 101 Exceptional Projects to Make Out of Everyday Paper

by Kayte Terry

Call Number: 745.54 TER


Announcing the biggest, best, most innovative book ever on paper craft. Even better, this is not about how to use costly, artsy paper, but how to turn stuff around the house—magazines and shopping bags, candy wrappers and paint sample cards, wrapping paper, old maps, and paper towel tubes—into stunning jewelry, gifts, home decor, party favors, and much more.

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Origami city: Fold More Than 30 Global Landmarks

by Shuki Kato & Jordan Langerak

Call Number: 736.982 MON

An illustrated, step-by-step guide to using origami to make more than thirty landmarks from around the world including the Empire State Building and the Sydney Opera house, featuring origami basics for complete beginners and the more unusual folds used by more experienced origamists.

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Unit Origami: Multidimensional Transformations

by Tomoko Fuse

Call Number: 745.54 FUS


Tomoko Fuse explains her method for combining folded paper units in an insertion fashion that results in and endless sequence of variations to classic Origami.

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Quilling: Paper Art for Everyone

by Betty Christy and Doris Tracy

Call Number: 745.54 CHR


The authors present a historical overview of the art, including elaborate examples from museums and private collections in Europe and America. They also explain how to choose the most suitable materials, form basic shapes, select and adapt a design for quilling and mount and display quilled pieces

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Book Art : Creative Ideas to Transform your Books - Decorations, Stationery, Display Scenes, and More

by Clare Youngs

Call Number: 745.54 YOU


Book Art has 35 innovative designs to transform your books from their original purpose into something attractive and inspiring.


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Paper Inventions: Machines That Move, Drawings That Light Up, and Wearables and Structures You Can Cut, Fold, and Roll

by Kathy Ceceri

Call Number: 745.54 CEC


A project-based book [for making paper inventions that features] full color illustrations, step-by-step instructions, supply lists, and templates.


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Washi Tape : 101+ Ideas for Paper Crafts, Book Arts, Fashion, Decorating, Entertaining, and Party Fun!

by Courtney Cerruti

Call Number: 745.59 CER

If you have never heard of washi tape, get ready to enter a bright new world of paper crafts Originating in Japan, washi paper is stronger than wood-pulp paper making it perfect for use in projects like origami and scrapbooking. ... "Washi Tape" by Courtney Cerruti offers 101 amazing ideas that will make this new craft tape your new favorite thing. It's safe to use almost anywhere and great fun for children.

Origami Tutorials

Paper Crafts in Action



Quilling Tutorials