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“Paper Iris Glasses” by Instructables user art.makes.

So long, October!

Onward, now, into the eleventh month of our 2012 “Year of Materials” with a focus on paper. “Paper,” for those of you twelve and under, is a generally inexpensive, flexible, thin, sheet-like material made by pressing together moist fibers—commonly derived from plants—and allowing them to dry. “Plants” are living organisms, commonly green in color, with cellulose-containing cell walls, obtaining most of their energy through photosynth…

OK, OK, that’s going overboard.  The paperless office may have arrived, for some of us, but the paperless childhood, I am happy to say, has not. And anyway, the things other than office- and school-work that can be done with paper are truly and profoundly amazing. We’re looking forward to sharing them with you.

As always, if you have suggestions for interesting content you’d like to see covered under this theme, please do let us know, below.

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Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I write for MAKE, serve as Technical Editor for MAKE magazine, and develop original DIY content for Make: Projects.


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