Paper Pups: 35 Dogs to Copy, Cut & Fold by Hiroshi Hayakawa is one of those books that you can simple sit back and enjoy the experience of making something, kind of like paint by numbers. Making these little paper dogs was so easy with the awesome patterns. I simply printed out one of my favorites-the dachshund, I then followed the easy and clear directions to cut and fold him into a 3-d paper pup! I plan on coloring him using some technique I am sure to find in another art book that I want to try. So this guy is just a canvas waiting to get his “coat”.
So whether you are a dog lover or paper lover or both you will surely get a kick out of making all these little Paper Pups! By the way that is my next plan is to try another of the patterns with some recycled paper, maybe a fun page from a magazine or old art catalog.
More about the book from the publisher Lark Crafts:
“Cute crafts and adorable dogs—what could be more irresistible? From a Golden Retriever and French Bulldog to the beloved mutt, these 35 paper pups are appealing and fun to create. They’re made using kirigami, an art similar to origami: just photocopy the full-size templates and follow the simple steps to transform a flat shape into a dimensional animal! In addition to the dogs, accessories include a fire hydrant, doghouse, and a collection of collars to adorn your paper pet.
Hiroshi Hayakawa is a professor of drawing and mixed-media photography at the Columbus College of Art and Design. He earned BFAs in Photography and Fine Arts from the Columbus College of Art and Design, as well as his MFA in Photography at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. Hiroshi began making kirigami animal sculptures in the mid-’90s when he was asked to create table decorations for a Chinese New Year’s party. The Sherrie Gallerie in Columbus, OH represents Hiroshi’s photography. He lives in Columbus.”
By Stefanie Girard