Lawyers historically preferred longer pieces of paper when taking notes and recording official documents, hence the name legal paper. Legal sized paper is 8.5 inches by 14 inches long.Continue Reading
The Committee on the Simplification of Paper Sizes, a branch of the U.S. Bureau of Standards, began standardizing paper size in the early 1920s. The result was two official paper sizes in the United States: legal and letter. Standard letter sized paper is 8.5 by 11 inches.
The legal pad received its name for its popularity in the law field. Paper mill worker Thomas Holley began making and selling inexpensive paper pads using scraps of discarded paper. A judge in Holyoke, Massachusetts, was the first to start using one of Holley's pads in a court room, eventually leading to similar paper pads being called legal pads.Learn more about Paper Crafts
A nurse's paper hat can be easily created out of a piece of origami paper with nothing more than a tear and a few simple folds. "Ori" means to fold, and "gami" means paper in Japanese and, therefore, Origami is the Japanese art of making objects out of folded paper. Traditionally, animals and toys are made out of origami paper projects.Full Answer >
To make an origami balloon, make the first creases, fold into squares, make squash folds to create a diamond, fold the paper into a hexagon, create flaps, tuck into the flaps and inflate the balloon. Making an origami balloon takes roughly 15 minutes and requires a square sheet of origami paper.Full Answer >
The best cutting tool for making quilling strips is a personal paper trimmer with replaceable blades that accommodates paper up to 12 inches in length. A trimmer that provides 1/16-inch gridlines for accuracy creates uniform quilling strips with each cut.Full Answer >
To make a paper truck, make a small cube and a large cube using grid paper, and secure one in front of the other using a brass brad. Make four circles with paper for the wheels of the truck, and decorate it as desired.Full Answer >