A paperfolding paradise
The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell
|The Girl's Own Toymaker by E Landells and Alice Landells|
Girl's Own Toymaker' by Ebenezer Landells and Alice
Landells was published in 1860 by Griffin and Farran in
London and Shephard, Clark and Brown in Boston.
It contains, among other things, chapters on Paper Toys and Cardboard Toys.
The chapter on Paper Toys is mostly concerned with paperfolding and explains how to make:
Dancing Dolls (the Chain of Dolls)
Paper Cuttings (the Fold and Cut Paper Doily)
Fly Catcher (Fold and Cut Paper Tinsel)
Screen (Pleated Circular Fan)
The chapter on Cardboard Toys contains, inter alia:
A Pyramid of Cards (no folding involved)
Combinations of Geometrical Forms (Froebelian type exercise using cards folded in half)