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Paper Toys

 

Folding Paper Toys
Lewis and Oppenheimer
1963

Submitter: I love this book! The illustrations are large, clear and easy to understand. The great thing is that you can play with the things you make. I remember making many of these types of things when I was young. This book was weeded from the children’s area in a small public library. Our library has had it since 1963 and it has clearly been loved and well used. Most recent circulation was 2004. If it wasn’t for the condition, I would hang on to this one.

Holly: Cute. I’d still weed it because the images are so dated, but the content is still practical, I guess. A quick search on Pinterest came up with all kinds of cute – and current – projects, so that’s a better option than this. Shari Lewis was fantastic, though, wasn’t she?

 

 

 

6 Responses to Paper Toys

  • I would have loved this book when I was a kid! I made most of those things at one time or another, but I don’t remember learning it from a book. Mostly I think someone showed me. Maybe they had the book.

  • It looks like a lot of fun, but it wouldn’t have done for me. I am too poorly co-ordinated to do that much accurate folding.

  • The lady in the book is Shari Lewis, of Lamb Chop, Hush Puppy and Charlie Horse fame 🙂

    • Oh dear, now I have The Song That Doesn’t End on repeat in my head just because you said that! 🙂

  • Lillian Oppenheimer was the grand dame of origami in the US. I know there are many new books (Trash Origami etc.) covering the same types of origami out there now but this book is likely holds a special place for real folders.

  • I remember this book! I think I made the little table and chairs a very long time ago.