Mariko Ishikawa

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Mariko Ishikawa

Mariko Ishikawa いしかわ☆まりこ

Mariko Ishikawa was born in Chiba. She graduated from the toy design department of a technical school and began her career at a toy maker, working in planning and design. After subsequent stints making children’s videos for a production company and serving on the creative staff for NHK’s Tsukutte asobo (Fun with Crafts) television program for preschool and kindergarten age children, she decided to go independent. Her current activities include overseeing creative production for the NHK children’s craft show Nōjī no hirameki kōbō (Nosy’s Inspiring Atelier). She publishes craft, 3D-illustration, and doll-making projects in books, magazines, and video media, and also holds workshops for parents, children, and teachers.

Books by Mariko Ishikawa
  • Book

    Folding Fun! Origami Creations You Can Play With

    This is a book of instructions and diagrams for easy-to-fold origami toys, along with suggestions for how to play with them. From paper airplanes and throwing stars, to animals that move and wearable accessories, the pages are full of ideas that will appe …

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    Cute and Easy Pom-Pom Crafts

    Some yarn and a stiff piece of cardboard to wind it around are all you need. Simply wind the yarn around and around the cardboard base, tie the center, snip the loops with sharp scissors, and—voilà!—you have a pom-pom. They’re as much fun to make a …

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