Hedgehog : Folded Book Art

Hedgehog : Folded Book Art

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This cute hedgehog is made by folding the pages of a book while the pages are still bound together. This design is not the easiest book sculpture in this web site but it is the cutest. Folding this prickly creature will keep kids entertained and busy for hours.



Book Sculpture: Hedgehog

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Step 1:

Take a book and remove the front and back cover but leave the pages bound together. Without ripping off the pages, remove small bits of binding glue that may still be adhering to the spine of the book. The book used here was a day-planner donated by Slingshot.

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Step 2:

Fold down the top-corner of the page so it touches the spine of the book (connect the red dots). Move the point of contact up and down a little until the crease bisects the bottom-corner of the page (green arrow). Once you’ve found that sweet spot, press down to establish the crease.

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Step 3:

Fold down the top edge of the page so it aligns with the spine of the book (connect the red dots). The crease should bisect the top-left corner. Press down to establish crease.

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Step 4:

Turn the page.

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Step 5:

Repeat steps 2, 3, & 4 for all subsequent pages in the entire book.

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This is how it looks like when 4 pages are done.

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This is how it looks like from the side when all the pages are done.

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Done!

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Attach googly eye and you’re done.

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Book sculptures or altered books are often created by modifying the pages of a book while the pages are still bound together. You can cut, fold, paint, and do all sorts of interesting things with the paper to create beautiful structures. The book sculptures on this web site are made by folding only.