Chinese Paper Folding for Beginners
by Maying Soong
"Fine entertainment for a child alone, for a group, for a family kept indoors by rain." — Chicago Sun
Though nowadays people usually refer to paper folding by its Japanese name, origami, the art most likely originated in China. Even today, youngsters in that country are taught this craft at a very early age by mothers and grandmothers.
In this charming, instructive book, the author shares her knowledge of this rewarding craft by providing clear instructions and simple diagrams for folding gaily colored part hats, a pagida-shaped bookmark, toy boats made of waterproof paper, decorative candy boxes, a bird with wings that flap when its tail is pushed in and out, a Chinese fishing boat, a monkey, steamboats — even a three-piece living room set and other items of tiny furniture for a doll's house. All can be made without using scissors or paste, and projects are arranged from easiest to those requiring more skill.
Children and adults alike will find this book fascinating and will be delighted by the imaginative works they're able to create from a single sheet of paper.
- Dover Publications, November 2012
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