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Paper Pups
by Hiroshi Hayakawa
Pub Date: May 2013
ISBN: 9781454703921
Format: PB, 144pp
all in color
8 1/2 X 11

Cute crafts and adorable dogs—what could be more irresistible? From a Golden Retriever and French Bulldog to the beloved mutt, these 35 paper pups are appealing and fun to create. They're made using kirigami, an art similar to origami: just photocopy the full-size templates and follow the simple steps to transform a flat shape into a dimensional animal! In addition to the dogs, accessories include a fire hydrant, doghouse, and a collection of collars to adorn your paper pet.
Author Bio
Hiroshi Hayakawa is a professor of drawing and mixed-media photography at the Columbus College of Art and Design. He earned BFAs in Photography and Fine Arts from the Columbus College of Art and Design, as well as his MFA in Photography at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. Hiroshi began making kirigami animal sculptures in the mid-'90s when he was asked to create table decorations for a Chinese New Year's party. The Sherrie Gallerie in Columbus, OH represents Hiroshi's photography. He lives in Columbus.
What Others Are Saying
“Hayakawa (Kirigami Menagerie) has been an origami enthusiast since childhood, and his second book focuses on dogs made out of folded card stock. The introduction explains the basics of cutting and folding; specific directions, as well as illustrations of key steps and a full-color photograph of the finished piece, are included with the information on creating each dog. Rather than starting with a full sheet of origami or office paper, Hayakawa recommends photocopying the reproducible template for the dog of your choice onto card stock, then following the cutting and folding directions for the specific animal . . . the results are surprisingly realistic . . . origami enthusiasts can amaze their friends with their ability to create everything from a mutt to a poodle.” —Library Journal
“Making these little paper dogs was so easy with the awesome patterns… So whether you are a dog lover or paper lover or both you will surely get a kick out of making all these little Paper Pups.” —Craft Gossip
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