Immerse your students in the Japanese art of Kirigami!
Kirigami is a variation on the Japanese art of origami. Unlike origami, however, the folding is not the end product for kirigami. Cuts are made in the paper, and then the sheet is unfolded to reveal the cut-paper artwork!
Our kirigami sheets are printed with numbered lines for three different folds. Choose a sheet of kirigami paper. Lay the sheet of paper on a desk or table. First fold the paper in half on line 1. The paper should now be a triangle with the point facing away from you. All the fold styles begin this way. Fold on line 2 from right to left. Fold on line 3 from left to right. This is the final fold for the Triangle style fold. For the other two styles, fold on line 4 from right to left. This is the final fold for the Snowflake style fold. Finally, the final fold of the Lotus style is to fold on line 5 from left to right. Once you have folded your paper, cut out your design. Use our suggestions or experiment with your own!
We created a video to walk you through the folding and cutting process!
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Fold perfect origami ornaments or use as wrapping paper! The R15208 Really Big Origami Paper designs are beautiful and ornate, doubling as festive paper for this holiday season!
The sheets are perfect squares at 12 x 12″ (30 x 30 cm) making them the perfect cut and size for practicing to fold complex origami designs. Don’t work with standard sized paper that needs to be cut and prepared ahead of time. Start immediately folding gorgeous paper sculptures.
There are 6 different designs that you can use to make your origami sculptures. To learn more about the different designs, visit our origami page on the blog!
Try some of these project ideas with the R15208 Really Big Origami Paper!
You can view each of the folding techniques step-by-step in our exclusive videos below! Simply click on any of the animal origami links to view more:
Once you are finished folding up your origami designs, punch a hole through the top and string through some ribbon to make a loop. Tie off the loop with a knot. Hang the origami ornaments on a crafty Christmas tree!
In addition, make snowflakes with the Origami Paper! We show you how to make beautiful snowflakes with intriguing designs in the R15314 Super Slick Paper video, which you can view here.
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