Cool Kirigami Projects

One of the most common ways people learn how to do kirigami is in childhood, when they learn how to cut paper snowflakes by first folding the paper and then making small cuts along the creases. This creates the intricate cutouts within the snowflake. There are many other things to create using kirigami besides the snowflake. Cool kirigami projects can be free form, such as those created just using your imagination, or through instructions that are more complex.Related Articles

To help individuals to learn how to create kirigami, many outlets provide patterns that are available for purchase. By using the patterns, it is easy to create fantastic kirigami designs and patterns. To see what can be created using these patterns, be sure to visit The website offers patterns for a large variety of kirigami patterns including pandas, triceratops, butterflies, lilies and fun finger key puppets. These can serve as inspiration for those who wish to create their own cool kirigami projects.

Kirigami is a good tool for young children who are just learning to cut with scissors, if the right project is selected. provides several, easy patterns for downloading that are ideal for smaller children. The website includes kirigami patterns for a bunny, camel, cat, and frog.

Other Kirigami Resources and Projects

It is not always necessary to use a pattern to create cook kirigami. In fact, many projects can be done with nothing more than a sheet of paper and a pair of scissors. Consider the following projects which can be done without the use of a pattern.

  • Paper Snowflake: No two snowflakes are the same, even in kirigami. Origami Resource Center offers a step-by-step process for creating paper snowflakes in several designs.
  • Paper Flowers: Many flowers can be created using the fold and cut methods of kirigami. This video shows how very lifelike flowers are created.
  • Paper Dolls: Kirigami paper dolls are a great project for kids. Origami Resource Center offers instructions for a chain of paper dolls.