Paper Architecture

Kids who love origami or architecture will love The Paper Architect: Fold-It-Yourself Buildings and Structures!



I bought The Paper Architect: Fold-It-Yourself Buildings and Structures for my son several years ago because he likes origami and has an interest in being an architect.   He did many of the designs in this book and enjoyed it.   There are structures for all skill levels.   You can reuse the designs  by copying to card stock, and cutting the card stock copies instead of the originals.    Doing this allows you to make extras, if they mess up, as well as allowing your younger kids to enjoy the book when they get older.   I store the originals designs in a large Ziploc inside the book.  My daughter, who loves origami,  is also now enjoying this book!

Simply copy the design to card stock…


Using an X-Acto craft knife, they cut on the solid lines.  Make sure to have a cutting board of some sort underneath their work to protect the work space.



She is halfway there…



Once all the cutting is complete,  they do some origami folding – valley & mountain folds.  Then, wallah…. a 3D bridge from a 2D piece of card stock!  So Cool!



The bridge is one of the simpler designs!  There are so many cool structures to build from easy to complex.  I love this book!