Items for Your Paper Engineering Toolbox

By Rob Ives

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

Paper engineering is a fascinating hobby and relatively inexpensive. To get started, you only need a few tools for your toolbox. Remember to get the best scissors you can, along with these supplies:

  • Long-blade scissors

  • Short-blade scissors

  • Sharp, scalpel-style craft knife with extra blades

  • Self-healing cutting mat

  • Ruler, preferably clear plastic

  • Glue spreader

  • Tweezers

  • Drawing compass

  • Protractor