DIY paper crafts gained a lot of popularity over time. Paper craft has a very long history. The manufacture of them started first in Egypt during the B.C era. Moreover, the first paper craft can be said to have started from Egypt itself. It was “paper folding,” which is a form of Egyptian map. However, with time paper crafts have reached a whole new dimension. Previously only one type of paper was used for such works.
However, with the advancement of technology, there are many types of paper available in the market now be used for different kinds of paper crafts. Especially the new concept of DIY paper crafts has helped many people to make their hobby into a profession. Do it yourself is a concept where people try to create something new with their existing knowledge. Thus, on the one hand, DIY makes a paper project exciting and also helps to differentiate each paper craft from the other.
The Types Of The Paper Crafts
Paper crafts can range from simple to incredibly intricate. Depending on the artistic intellect of a person, he or she may create unique and exciting paper patterns. Every child’s school uses papercraft to bring out the creative potential of a kid. Paper crafts are also a perfect medium to recycle paper. Thus recycling leads to reuse, which helps to save trees.
Moreover, several cultures use papercrafts regularly and on many occasions. One such culture is in the Caribbean countries. Paper crafts Folding, Cutting, Modelling, pulping, painting, etc. Several techniques such as Quilling, Origami, Cardmaking, Scrapbooking to create new items related to papers. Paper origami mainly involves folding paper into different shapes. Thus origami can range from a simple paper boat that we all made in our school to use elaborate dragons created by origami master Liu Tong. Though we can make origami with ordinary papers but its finesse is when we use unique origami papers for making it. Origami is mainly famous in Japanese culture. Quilling, on the other hand, was introduced in Egypt but most recently became popular in Renaissance France and Italy. For quilling, we first cut the paper in strips of varied width. Based on what one wants to make the width of quilling strips are selected. Quilling is used to decorating cards, fashion jewelry, and small models.
The Style Of Business
Currently, a lot of people use paper crafts at their homes for decoration purposes. Hence paper craft has grown into a full form business. Women and children of many ages learn paper crafts from professionals and try to earn from this. Several non-government organizations and charities have also started proving crafting training to women and children from low-income families. These charities sell these products in fairs, retail centers, and even exported to different parts of the world at times. Therefore, on the one hand, I help to improve the living standard of people, and on the other, it increases the GDP of the nation. Thus paper crafts have a much more profound effect on public life than we can imagine. Hence we need to encourage paper crafts.