Kirigami Flower

Kirigami Flower

Kirigami Flower

Instructions for Kirigami Flower

  1. Fold a piece of paper in half by bringing the bottom half towards the top.
  2. Fold in half again by bringing the right side towards the left side.
  3. Fold in half again by bringing the left side towards the right side. It will look like a triangle with the bottom layers extending beyond the top layers.
  4. Cut the folded paper into the shape of one petal. It will look like an ice cream cone.
  5. Unfold this paper and you will get a beautiful flower.

    Experiment by cutting off the tip of the ice cream cone. Or, try cutting slivers of paper off the edges of the petal (see photo on top of page). How does your flower grow?

kirigami flower

Hints and Tips

  • Be extra careful when children use scissors. Paper flowers are beautiful and sometimes children become careless in their enthusiasm. As well, folded paper is thick and can be tricky to cut.
  • Cutting will be easier if you use thin paper. Check out these origami paper packs from



    Books about Kirigami

    • Kirigami: Paper Cutting and Folding by Rachael L Thomas
    • Kirigami Menagerie: 38 Paper Animals to Copy, Cut & Fold by H Hayakawa
    • Kirigami: Fold and Cut to Create Beautiful Paper Art by Monika Cilmi
    • Kirigami: The Art Of 3-Dimensional Paper Cutting by Laura Badalucco
    • Beginner’s Guide to Kirigami: 24 Skill-Building Projects by Ghylenn Descamps


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