Spotlight On: Super Simple Kirigami

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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!

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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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