Papercraft is not just limited to Origami, the ancient and extremely popular craft of Japanese paper folding.
Paper is not only versatile as a medium for getting arty, it’s also relatively cheap and easier to work with than the likes of ceramics, wood, and metals.
We probably all modelled with papier-mâché as children, and it’s great for creating items like masks. But there’s no need to stop there. Back in the 1800s, a papal tiara was made from papier-mâché for the exiled Pope Pius VII!
Another papercraft which is easy to master and can produce beautiful results is decoupage, the art of decorating an object by gluing different pieces of paper on to it, then varnishing. Try it with a box or picture frame to make a stunning, personalised present.
Or how about trying card making?
The results can be as elaborate as your time and talent allow. It’s an activity that tends to be a big hit with children – and the recipients of their art