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The word “paper” is derived from papyrus in the Egyptian language. The term goes as far as the third millennium for an ancient material manufactured by beaten reed. The earliest inferences for crafting that can be mapped was a kind of paper folding that was drawn on papyrus and folded into rectangular forms like we see road maps today.
Paper crafts or paper art is something that involves the usage of paper both thin and thick to create 3 dimensional creations. Paper being a very basic and elementary medium, is popular as its availability is within reach for all. Paper craft can be used in varied techniques like – Paper folding, paper moulding, paper sculpting, collage making, papier mache and more.
Paper craft is popular in the form of origami which literally means the art of paper folding in Japan. Quilling is another paper craft that is wonderfully colorful and vibrant. Handmade cards and greetings cards are amongst the popular paper crafts.
Paper craft is an inexpensive form of craft and uncomplicated for children to work with. It's versatility makes it great for crafts like scrapbooking, mixed media projects, decoupage and recycled projects and kirigami. Paper Bag making with different fancy embellishments is popular too. Gift boxes for weddings and special occasions are also being attempted using paper craft techniques in recent times.