Paper Crafts

Paper Crafts

by Meryl Doney

Hardcover(Library Binding)



Since about A.D. 105, papermaking and paper crafts have been part of every culture in the world. At first, paper was used mainly for written prayers and sacred banners. Soon, however, people discovered its usefulness for household and decorative items. Travel the world from Egypt to Bangladesh and beyond, then try making an Aboriginal bark painting, French papier-mache, a South American paper bouquet, or any of nine other fascinating paper crafts from many cultures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780836840469
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date: 01/28/2004
Series: Crafts from Many Cultures Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.52(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

Table of Contents

The Art of Papercraft: Your Own Papermaking Kit4
Papyrus and Bark--Egypt, Australia, and Mexico: Make a Bark Painting6
Handmade Paper--India, Japan, China, and Bangladesh: Make Your Own Paper8
Papier-Mache--France, India, Haiti, and Mexico: Make a Papier-Mache Tray10
Marbling--Britain, Bangladesh, and India: Simple Hand Marbling12
Papery Blooms--French Polynesia, Europe, Thailand, and South America: Make a Brilliant Bouquet14
Paper Fans--Japan, China, and Europe: Make a Fantastic Fan16
Lights and Lanterns--Japan, Taiwan, and Tibet: Make a Paper Lantern18
Bags and Cards--India, Britain, and Sri Lanka: Make Your Own Gift Bag20
Paper Cutting--China, Poland, and Britain: Make a Portrait Silhouette22
Pinwheels--Britain and India: Make a Pinwheel Toy24
Bookbinding--China, Indonesia, India, and Nepal: Make a Simple Sewn Book26
Origami--Japan: Make an Origami Hat28
More Books to Read--Web Sites31

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