As a material, cellulose/paper has attracted significant attention for its fibrous and bendable properties. Paper is a renewable resource with the most common forms coming from trees. This brief article describes efforts to create electronics on and in paper. Examples of electronics on paper include touch sensors and cold plasma-based sanitizers. The skin-like touch sensors use capacitance and patterned resistive networks for passive, scalable sensing with a reduced number of interconnects. When touched or wetted with water, the interdigitated electrodes in the resistive networks detect significant changes in electrical impedance. The plasma generators with layered and patterned sheets of paper use a simple and flexible format for dielectric barrier discharge to create atmospheric plasma without an applied vacuum. Examples of electronics in paper include sheets with tunable electrical conductivity and piezoresistive force sensors, along with functionalized paper-based electrodes capable of detecting small proteins and clinically relevant biomarkers. These papertronic devices have the potential to supply multi-functionality to new forms of smart bandages, skin-like sensing, food packaging, and robotic sensing and actuation.