The Paper Playhouse

The Paper Playhouse

My first book published by Quarry Books in January 2015, The Paper Playhouse: Awesome Art Projects for Kids Using Paper, Boxes, and Books. This book goes beyond the typical paper craft project to include contemporary design references like Mid-Century Modern dollhouses, VW buses, paper monsters, costumes and masks, and the classic lemonade stand. Focused around up-cycled, accessible and everyday paper materials like shipping boxes, shoe boxes, junk mail envelopes, newspapers, maps, found books, and other paper ephemera, The Paper Playhouse has 22 projects aimed at inspiring families to create unique paper crafts.

It includes artwork by over 20 leading contemporary artists in the curated gallery section; offers original quotes from celebrated authors, directors, and artists throughout; and is packed with original photography by award-winning photographer, Leslie Sophia Lindell. With simple techniques including sculpture, printmaking, bookbinding, collage, and even ideas for public art, families work through step-by-step instructions while using imagination and budding aesthetics. Now available for purchase through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Quarry Books, and through your local bookshop or anyplace where books are sold. As a pre-sale incentive, all copies purchased through my Etsy shop before January 1, 2015 will also arrive signed, with special art print as an added thank you.