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Unfolding the Story Behind Paul Johnson’s No-Fold Pop-Up Books

There's an element of surprise in pop-up books. Paul Johnson's Pop-Up books use this moment of delight to inspire kids to read and write. Read more on MAKE The post Unfolding the Story Behind Paul Johnson’s No-Fold Pop-Up Books appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

6 Common Types of Paper to Use for Crafts and Prototyping

Different types of paper have different qualities. Here's the breakdown to help you decide which paper is right for your crafting project. Read more on MAKE The post 6 Common Types of Paper to Use for Crafts and Prototyping appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Making any shape using origami corrugations

A fantastic tidbit that popped up in my facebook feed today: http://www.kurzweilai.net/how-to-make-almost-any-shape-out-of-a-flat-sheet-of-paper This comes partially from Tomohiro Tachi, an origami friend, and one of the top people worldwide working with computational/mathematical origami tessellations and corrugations. Show More Summary

Draw Distorted Pictures That Reveal Themselves in a Curved Mirror

You can transform a drawing into a distorted coloring book page that reveals the image in a curved mirror. Read more on MAKE The post Draw Distorted Pictures That Reveal Themselves in a Curved Mirror appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Bauhaus Paperfolding Workshop in Asheville NC March 8th!

    I’m fascinated with the paper folding exercises that were used by Josef Albers in the Bauhaus School, and then later on at the Black Mountain College in North Carolina. These folding exercises helped students to learn about the properties of materials, and were one of the fundamental tools that Albers used to guide […]

Work on display at American Craft Council

A new article about some pieces I have on display at the American Craft Council. The show also features two large works from my wife Ioana Stoian – including our favorite joint effort, Unison. Here’s a snippet from the included Q&A in the article, which I highly recommend checking out: Who and what inspires you? I draw […]

Make a Sweet and Simple Tulle Valentine’s Wreath

If you know me, you know that I LOVE tulle! I just love a super fun tutu! Today I made a tulle Valentine’s Day wreath. This is a cute way to jazz up your door for the holiday. Read more on MAKE The post Make a Sweet and Simple Tulle Valentine’s Wreath appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.

Watch This Lego Machine Fold and Launch a Perfect Paper Airplane

Master Lego builder Arthur Sacek creates an amazing paper airplane factory that folds and flings planes. Read more on MAKE The post Watch This Lego Machine Fold and Launch a Perfect Paper Airplane appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.

Watch This Imperial Shuttle Drone Hover Ominously Through the Night

One maker's quest to create an RC Imperial Shuttle from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, with servo-controlled retracting wings. Read more on MAKE The post Watch This Imperial Shuttle Drone Hover Ominously Through the Night appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.

Artist Roundtable Talk February 16th

Hello All, I’m part of an artist roundtable talk this coming February 16th at 6PM at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, one of three panelists discussing our Jerome Foundation Book Arts Fellowship projects for 2016. My project is an innovative exploration of my beloved bio-paper – paper grown in-situ from bacterial cellulose – using […]

Follow Along with Adam Savage as He Learns to Build a Puppet

Adam Savage gets a lesson from the experts in how to build a puppet. Read more on MAKE The post Follow Along with Adam Savage as He Learns to Build a Puppet appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.

5 Origami People to Follow on Pinterest

8 months agoHobbies / Origami : Origami Blog

1. Blanche Pighetti 2. Cindy Ng 3. HH 4. Giota Kai 5. Adeline Klam

This Birdhouse Is the Perfect Intro to Autodesk 123D

Design a simple birdhouse using Autodesk 123D. The post This Birdhouse Is the Perfect Intro to Autodesk 123D appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.

Folded Wooden Containers for Your Fav Trinkets

8 months agoHobbies / Origami : Origami Blog

London-based design boutique, Another Studio just released a new line, Lignum Fold. Started in 2009, Aimée Furnival set up her studio with the goal of producing beautifully designed, stylish gift and homeware products. Lingnum Fold is made from wood – yes, wood – that … Continue reading ?

2,000 Folded Sheets Forms a Full-Size Nissan Origami Car

8 months agoHobbies / Origami : Origami Blog

Origami is a popular way to celebrate anniversaries. And to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Nissan Juke, they enlisted British paper artist Owen Gildersleeve to create a life-size origami of the SUV. Comprised of 2,000 folded pieces of paper, it took more … Continue reading ?

Orilamp: Folds and Collapses Like a Slinky

8 months agoHobbies / Origami : Origami Blog

Orilamp is battery-powered mood light. Designed in Toronto, it’s foldable and collapses, like a slinky. With an app, users can adjust brightness, set a timer and monitor battery life. When not in use, the lamp folds into a compact square. Want one? Go … Continue reading ?

Dinnerware Crease Pattern

8 months agoHobbies / Origami : Origami Blog

Designed by Svetlana Koženová, this dinnerware set is inspired by the shapes of Czech cubism. It also reminds me of Islamic art.  (via Design Indaba)  

How I Made a Makey BB-8 Hybrid Rubber Stamp

I decided to use the Silhouette Mint to give BB-8 a little remix in rubber stamp form. Read more on MAKE The post How I Made a Makey BB-8 Hybrid Rubber Stamp appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.

6 Fake Christmas Trees You Can Fold, 3D Print, or Wire Up at Home

Actual trees are so last season. Spruce up your Christmas with a DIY fake tree inspired by these builds. Read more on MAKE The post 6 Fake Christmas Trees You Can Fold, 3D Print, or Wire Up at Home appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.

Make Your Own Magnificent Wrapping Paper

Create unique and handcrafted holiday wrapping paper with these 7 craft projects Read more on MAKE The post Make Your Own Magnificent Wrapping Paper appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.

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