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Lee-Kuo saw his mum’s paper dogs and decided to design his own system for paper weaving a dog. He found pictures of a dog on the internet and created the proportions in 3D. He then began weaving using his 3D model as a guide. This is his finished paper woven dog.

rear view of the 3D model

rear view of the 3D model

front view of the 3D design

front view of the 3D design

wonderful head proportions

wonderful head proportions

wonderful weaving system

wonderful weaving system

simply a work of art

simply a work of art

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We had a few magazines lying around and my wife decided to have a go at paper weaving. These are the results and I think they are really amazing. The handbag gets lots of attention and many people would like to buy one. The dogs are also really incredible, which shows that this system of weaving lends itself to almost any shape.

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a beautiful paper handbag

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a lovely paper dog

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very practical and simply functional

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wonderful proportions

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paper is so strong

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great patterns

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so cute

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lovely strong weave

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Lee-Kuo came home one day from school and showed us this lovely montage. We thought it was a great piece of work for the subject of flowers.

Lee-Kuo's flower montage from the school art class

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I find something so simple and easy to make like paper weaving, is great for children to get into mixing colours. I prepared all the strips of paper in many colours and cut the origami paper. My students then weaved the paper and made a frame from popsicle sticks. They look great hanging on a wall.

paper weaving made easy

one sheet of origami paper and strips of coloured paper

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This is something I designed for my kindergarten children. Although the idea of using wind power is an old one, it’s great for young children. I used an upside down paper bowl for the base because you can get them from 7/11 in Taiwan. We had lots of thick paper in kindergarten so I simply used it for the rocket and launcher. It really is simple to make and the children love to blow them everywhere. Download the file from my downloads page.

the paper rocket on it's launch pad

the paper rocket on it's launch pad

The launch tube goes through the bowl

The launch tube goes through the bowl

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This very simple paper toy is really good for young children to make. All of my students have made one and really enjoyed the joy of it changing shapes. My son made this example when I was teaching in summer camp this summer. click here for the instructions

A wonderful paper toy for children of all ages

A wonderful paper toy for children of all ages

My summer camp students with their paper transformer and aeroplane

Lee-Kuo and my summer camp students with their paper transformer and aeroplane

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This set of boxes began when I made the big one with my students. Lee-Kuo saw it and decided to make a series which got smaller and smaller. As you can see they are fabulous, especially when they are all placed inside each other. Lee-Kuo made them to place the small pack of cards inside the smallest one. I have had that deck of cards for about 40 years and decided to give it to Lee-Kuo. He needs to take great care of it so he made these treasure boxes.

A beautiful set of treasure boxes to keep the cards safe

A beautiful set of treasure boxes to keep the cards safe

A deck of cards I have kept for 40 years, 10mm x 6mm

A deck of cards I have kept for 40 years, 10mm x 6mm

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