Paper Pups: Inside Peek

May 06, 2013, 08:00 am  Posted by Lark

Are you a Poodle person? Does your sweet Shih Tzu rule the roost? Do you love a Mutt pup with an endearingly mysterious pedigree? Paper Pups has you covered.

Learn how to use a combination of origami and kirigami techniques to create 35 paper dogs that are three-dimensional, freestanding, and full of expressive details, from a graceful Greyhound to a roly-poly Pug. With illustrated step-by-step instructions for every project and a Basics section that explores the tools and materials you’ll need, Hiroshi Hayakawa guides you through the processes of cutting, scoring, and folding paper to create these pups. Just photocopy any of the book’s full-size templates onto cardstock and follow the assembly instructions from start to finish, including the personalization of your pup with simple paint embellishments. In addition to 35 projects, Paper Pups offers readers eight dog accessories including a Best in Show ribbon, a sweater for the Chihuahua, a doghouse, and more. With Hiroshi’s guidance and only a few tools, you’ll find dozens of ways to turn paper into heartfelt, friendly pups, sure to get your tail wagging. Check out some of the canine craftiness below!


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