Make: Paper Inventions - PDF
A project-based book with full color illustrations, step-by-step instructions, supply lists, and templates to use in making your own paper projects.
Paper is incredible stuff. It’s easy to cut, but incredibly strong. It’s disposable, but can last for centuries. It can stand as stiff as a board, pop up like a spring, or float like a leaf. And its invention changed the world forever. Perfect for students, parents, and educators, Paper Inventions is a project-based book with full color illustrations, step-by-step instructions, supply lists, and templates that allow you to follow along with the book or devise something entirely new. Each chapter features new projects that will challenge and intrigue everyone, from beginning to experienced Makers. The invention of paper changed the world. Learn about the science and history of papermaking and how to use simple chemistry and physics principles to make it move. Let paper change your world.
- Rice paper decorations ready for eating
- Self-folding paper models that move when you heat them
- A light-up paper cat that you can modify to ring or buzz or even meow
- A paper generator that really creates electricity
- A geodesic dome—from newspaper!
- A space rover that moves
- An origami robot worm
- And much more!
Meet the Author
Kathy Ceceri is the author of activity books for kids and families, including Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future. She helped create the Geek-Mom blog and the book Geek Mom: Projects, Tips, and Adventures for Moms and Their 21st-Century Families and contributed more than a dozen projects to the Geek Dad series of books. Formerly the Homeschooling Expert at About.com, Kathy presents robots and STEAM programs at schools, museums, libraries, and Maker Faires around the country. She lives with her family in Upstate New York.