Friday, October 31, 2008

Know When to Fold 'Em: Monster Origami by Duy Nguyen

Werewolves, Draculas, vampire bats--oh, my! But don't worry--these monsters are real lightweights. In fact, they are all made from paper!

Duy Nguyen's Monster Origami manages to make even the Frankenstein Monster look good in her classy craft book for the spooky season or any other time.

Nguyen begins with the basics of paper-folding technique, spending twelve pages on clear instructions and colored illustrations which can guide even amateurs to their desired product. Following are detailed step-by-step directions, shown in several colors to make the technique easier to follow, for constructing all the usual suspects--Frankenstein, a vampire bat, Reptilia, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, a Tolkienesque demon, a werewolf, Wolfman, King Ghidora, Count Dracula, and an alien.

The author also provides advice on selecting papers to be used in the origami projects and offers tips for individualizing the product by adding details with markers, glued-on features, posing the product, and using props.

Monster Origami is a howling-good resource for home crafts, school art projects, and just plain fun for kids and adults with patience and enthusiasm for the art of origami.

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