Magic Books & Paper Toys

Magic Books & Paper Toys

Flip Books, E-Z Pop-Ups & Other Paper Playthings to Amaze & Delight

By Esther K. Smith; Liz Zanis (Illustrator); Amy Kalyn Sims (Photographer)

Potter Craft, Paperback, 9780307407092, 144pp.

Publication Date: November 18, 2008

Everyone loves a good book, but what's better than one you ve made by hand? And not just any straightforward book, but simple pop-up books, flip books, magic pamphlets, pop-up maps, and accordions Esther K. Smith, author of "How to Make Books," unlocks the secrets of making tricky book forms even if you ve never worked with paper before.
While some of these 25 projects can be made by kids with a little help from mom or dad, all are designed with the adult in mind the adult who's a kid at heart With step-by-step directions and charming illustrations, a few carefully placed cuts and an array of folds and twists almost magically become a colorful, multidimensional book.

Praise For Magic Books & Paper Toys

Praise for Esther K. Smith:

“Esther K. Smith is the Betty Crocker of bookmaking—and it’s a calorie-free hobby! Yay!”
—Simon Doonan, Creative Director, Barneys New York

“This ingenious, beautifully-designed book brings the miracle of paper structures to readers of all ages. Esther Smith brings her expertise as a book maker and paper folder extraordinaire to this delightful volume that is packed with projects and ideas.”
—Ellen Lupton, author of D.I.Y.: Design It Yourself and D.I.Y. Kids

“Making paper spectacles is one of the great tactile joys, and this stunning book brings that pleasure spectacularly to life.”
—Steven Heller, co-chair of the Designer As Author MFA Program, School of Visual Arts