A paperfolding paradise
The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell
page attempts to record what is known about the origin
and history of Paperfolding Puzzles ie puzzles solved, or
both set and solved, by folding paper. Please contact me
if you know any of this information is incorrect or if
you have any other information that should be added.
The puzzles on this page can be solved through trial and error manipulation. There is a separate page for Mathematical Paperfolding Puzzles ie those which can only be solved using mathematics.
The Cherries Puzzle - 1502
c1939 to 1945
The images below are of both sides of a puzzle postcard, produced as propaganda but also advertising a hotel, dating from the Second World War. The object of the puzzle is to imprison two of the three 'Public Enemies' by folding it into a square.