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Kirigami - paper cutting

DIY

by Panduro

Kirigami - paper cutting

Kirigami - paper cutting

How to instructions

Everyone has cut out snowflakes in school at some point, but few people know this is a version of the Japanese paper art, origami; more specifically: kirigami. Unlike origami, where you fold paper, kirigami involves cutting paper. It is fun, easy, and can be done in many different ways. Here is one. Fold a piece of paper in half, and then once more so that you have a small square. Then fold the square corner-to-corner to form a triangle, where one corner is the middle of the paper. Now simply start cutting. Remember to leave a few uncut pieces at the paper fold so it all stays together when you unfold the sheet. Try a few simple test runs and you'll catch on quickly. The flower is made from three papers that were assembled afterwards, leaves + petals + fringed pistils, all made with simple cuts.