Origami and Paper Craft in Art and Illustration

In The Middle Of The Night by Laura Purdie Salas and Angela Matteson paper dart
In The Middle Of The Night by Laura Purdie Salas and Angela Matteson paper dart
Paper Boats by Aleksin Anatoly Georgievich illustrated by Lemkul Fedor Viktorovich 1961
Paper Boats by Aleksin Anatoly Georgievich illustrated by Lemkul Fedor Viktorovich 1961
Paulina Garwatowska - The Tales of Hans Christian Andersen
Paulina Garwatowska – The Tales of Hans Christian Andersen
The Steadfast Tin Soldier by Hans Christian Andersen Illustrated by PJ Lynch
The Steadfast Tin Soldier by Hans Christian Andersen Illustrated by PJ Lynch
Anastasia-Arkhipova-The-Steadfast-Tin-Soldier-paper-boat
Anastasia-Arkhipova-The-Steadfast-Tin-Soldier-paper-boat

An office at night is reimagined as a fantastical kingdom of paper complete with friendly dragons in this own voices picture book.

When the babysitter is unable to come, Daniel is woken out of bed and joins his parents as they head downtown for their jobs as nighttime office cleaners. But the story is about more than brooms, mops, and vacuums. Mama and Papa turn the deserted office building into a magnificent kingdom filled with paper. Then they weave a fantasy of dragons and kings to further engage their reluctant companion–and even encourage him to one day be the king of a paper kingdom.

The Paper Kingdom expresses the joy and spirit of a loving family who turn a routine and ordinary experience into something much grander. Magical art by Pascal Campion shows both the real world and the fantasy through the eyes of the young narrator.

Pierre Probst (1913-2007) introduced Caroline And Her Friends to the French public in 1952
Pierre Probst (1913-2007) introduced Caroline And Her Friends to the French public in 1952
By German artist Carl von Bergen (1853-1933) Painting called Children making Silhouettes or possibly Two Girls playing with a Paper Garland (dated 1905)
By German artist Carl von Bergen (1853-1933) Painting called Children making Silhouettes or possibly Two Girls playing with a Paper Garland (dated 1905)

The white silhouettes below have a ghostlike quality to me. Find more examples from this particular form of paper play at Art Publika.

Pastime for little fingers. The boys' play-ground c1881 playground cut out paper dolls
Pastime for little fingers. The boys’ play-ground c1881 playground cut out paper dolls
Pastime for little fingers. The girls’ play-ground c1881 playground cut out paper dolls
Punch out the holes. Your friends will laugh
Punch out the holes. Your friends will laugh
Lemon girl young adult novella

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