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A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

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The Kindergarten Principle by Mary J Lyschinska
 
'The Kindergarten Principle' by Mary J Lyschinska was published in London in 1880 by Wm Isbister Ltd. It contains a section on paper folding in a chapter entitled 'A Few Occupations Explained and Applied'. A full copy can be accessed at https://archive.org/details/kindergartenpri00lyscgoog

There are three lists of paperfolds, 46 in all, only some of which are illustrated. These lists correspond to very simple and single blintz designs, double blintz and windmill base designs, and triple blintz designs.

Group A: Familar Objects

1, The Roof (in which holes are cut to facilitate the addition of chimneys)

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2, The Book

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3, The Shawl

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4, The Handkerchief

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5, The Window

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6, The Ship in Full Sail

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7, The House

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8, The Bag

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9, The Letter

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10, The Smaller Ship in Full Sail (not illustrated)

12, The Smaller Bag (not illustrated)

13, The Smaller Letter (not illustrated)

2nd Stage of Objects

1, The Kite

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2, The Bat

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3, The Bird (not illustrated) (presumably the Pajarita)

4, The Tablecloth (not illustrated)

5, The Windmill (not illustrated)

6, The Cigar Case or Spectacle Case

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7, The Double Boat

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8, The Boat with Sail

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9, The Flower Vase (the Vase) (not illustrated)

10, The Boat with a Box for Fish (the Boat with Fishbox) (not illustrated)

11, Purse (the Portfolio) (not illustrated)

12, Large Box (the Open Box)

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13, Picture Frame (the Frame)

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14, A Firm Box (the Solid Box)

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15, The Looking Glass (the Mirror)

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16, The Boat (the Gondola))

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17, The Work Basket with Four Pockets (the Salt Cellar) (not illustrated)

18, The Travelling Bag (the Travel Bag) (not illustrated)

19, The Flower (not illustrated)

20, Another Flower (not illustrated)

21, The Chemisette (not illustrated)

3rd Stage of Objects

1, The Scent Bottle

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2, The Pair of Boots

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3, The Cross (not illustrated)

4, Hat (the Cross folded in half) (not illustrated)

5, Jacket (the Jacket from the Suit of Clothes)

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6, Knickerbockers (the Jacket folded in half) (not illustrated)

7, Box (the Junk Box)

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8, A Box with Lid (the Catherine of Cleves Box)

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9, Sandglass (not illustrated)

10, Picture Frame (not illustrated)

11, Looking Glass (not illustrated)

12, Boat (the Chinese Junk)