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Materials for Your Paper Engineering Workshop

By Rob Ives

Part of Paper Engineering and Pop-ups For Dummies Cheat Sheet

When you’re organizing your workspace for creating paper engineering and pop-up projects, it’s a great idea to have a variety of items within reach. So, when you visit a craft store, keep an eye out for paper engineering supplies to build up your collection. These tools should be included in your workspace to help create your designs:

  • White paper and card in different weights

  • Colored, textured, and glossy paper and card

  • White school glue

  • Glue sticks

  • Solvent-based glue

  • Mechanical pencil

  • Quality erasers

  • Fine black felt-tipped pen

  • Range of crayons

  • Watercolor paints

  • Googly eyes, stickers, glitter, sticky-back jewels, wood cutouts, and other embellishments