Paper Modelling, by M. Swannel (2024 Edition)


This new edition of Paper Modelling, by M. Swannell, has been designed with accessibility and simplicity in mind. With the inclusion of step by step colour photographs, clear, unambiguous instructions, and newly drawn diagrams, even more families will find Paper Sloyd to be a fun, easy, and beneficial handicraft, worthy of their time and attention.

Through the course of this book students learn to draw and cut out with precision as they put their hands to work, manipulating their paper to take on the appearance of all kinds of charming trinkets. From doll sized furniture, such as a clock, piano, and chest of drawers, to boxes of all shapes, sizes, and designs, there are enough projects in this book to provide hours of entertainment.

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Paper Modelling was assigned by Charlotte Mason in her schools and programmes for children aged around seven or eight years of age but can be enjoyed by students of all ages who want to learn this incredibly versatile, not to mention valuable, handicraft. The book contains more than forty projects, enough content to be spread over two whole school years, and serves as an excellent follow-up from Charlotte Mason Beehive’s publication of Paper Folding, by H. G. Paterson.

This new edition of M. Swannell’s work includes the following prominent features:

• Spiral bound for ease of use.
• A new introduction, including term-by-term rotation.
• Step by step photographs accompany every project.
• An updated materials list.
• Metric measurements.
• Instructions written in plain and simple language.
• All the original illustrations.
• Updated technical diagrams, which have been redrawn.
• Comprehensive tutorials on drawing, cutting, and folding.
• Two tiers of a Materials Supply Pack, including everything you need to complete the course, can also be purchased.
• Exclusive Instructor’s Diagram Templates, containing 1:1 scale templates for every model in the book, is also available.

For those in search of an authentic copy to this book, hardcover copies, republished in its original format, albeit with an new introduction by Brittney McGann, are available from Living Books Library.

Additional information

Book Type

Digital version, Print version


PDF, Spiral Bound

Page count

77 pages

Print Product Size

A4 Landscape (11.69 x 8.27 in. / 29.7 x 21 cm)

First published

March 2024


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