Dinosaur Origami

In this fascinating collection of origami projects, John Montroll, one of America’s foremost origami artists, teaches you to create models of the world’s most celebrated extinct animals, each folded from a single square sheet of paper. Paper crafters can make amazingly detailed paper replicas of the Tyrannosaurus, the Stegosaurus, the Pterodactylus, the Triceratops, the Apatosaurus, and many of the other monsters that seize the imaginations of children and adults alike.

Newcomers to the ancient Japanese art of origami learn its basics from a splendidly illustrated introductory section and a series of simple projects. Then step-by-step, computer generated illustrations guide the paper crafter through a series of increasingly challenging and intricate projects. The results are hours of creative satisfaction and a menagerie of charming paper models to grace bookshelves, desktops, and coffee tables.