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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Twenty-three and Three Games

Fox and Geese was a favourite outdoor winter game when I was in primary school. After a fresh snowfall, some of us would try to get to school early so that we could tramp out the course to be ready … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Twenty-two and Cube Stars

This is an up-dated version of a post from 2017 with instructions for an unusual star folded from strips of paper. ***** I found the instructions for these stars on a Danish website.

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Twenty-one and Paper Rockets

A paper rocket is a more active toy than a tangram or a thaumatrope, particularly if you have a cat in the house to chase the paper rocket after it is launched. Shown below is the last remaining rocket from … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Twenty and Some Paper Chains

This is not your traditional paper chain made from strips of coloured paper. This kind of paper chain uses no glue or tape or staples, and can come in a variety of shapes.

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Nineteen and Masu Box Variations

Although I did not know then that they were called Masu Boxes, I learned to fold these when I was nine. Not liking the creases across the lid left by the traditional folding method, or the uneven thickness in the … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Eighteen and Lucky Stars

Chinese Lucky Stars were the reason I started this blog. It was one of the ways I collected wishes for my installation piece The Persistence of Hope. Every Lucky Star I folded for the labyrinth had a hand-written wish on … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Sixteen and a Game of Tic-tac-toe

Tic-tac-toe —or Noughts and Crosses, or Xs and Os — is a widespread game, usually played on a scrap of paper with a pencil or pen. More permanent boards for Tic-tac-toe or similar three-in-a-row games have been made for centuries.

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Fifteen and a “Hidden Page” Book

More and more instruction in the book arts has been moved online because of Covid-19. For those of us who live far from major centres, this has been a real bonus. In April of this year the Minnesota Center for … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Fourteen and some 3D Ornaments

We were given these paper angels by one of David’s brothers more than thirty years ago. The ornament was made by stitching together two pieces of paper, folding the ‘pages’ along the stitching line, and then cutting through all four … Continue reading

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Byopia Press Advent Calendar 2020: Day Thirteen and Wax Paper Stars

Today we will re-visit a (slightly up-dated) post from December 14, 2017. ***** Decorative stars folded from sheets of translucent paper make a great seasonal window decoration. There are many sites on the web that offer folding patterns, and most … Continue reading

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