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Architecture Set no.1

Cut and Fold Paper Models

Kirigami is a traditional Japanese art form that combines paper cutting and folding. Derived from the Japanese words “kiri” meaning “cut” and “gami” meaning “paper,” kirigami shares a close relationship with origami, the art of paper folding. What sets kirigami apart is its incorporation of cuts alongside folds, resulting in a broader range of creative possibilities and the ability to construct highly detailed and intricate designs.

Creating kirigami cut and fold paper models requires only a single square sheet of paper, preferably cardstock, and doesn’t involve the use of glue. This simplicity makes it accessible to anyone interested in exploring this art form.

10 BASIC Models

D.I.Y. Schematics TO MAKE AT HOME

Cut and Fold Paper Models

If you’d like to try making these models at home, templates and instructions are available for purchase in my store. The templates come in PDF format that you can print and cut with a precision knife. Additionally, DXF vector files are included, which can be used with cutting plotters (such as Cricut or Cameo) or laser cutters.


If you come up with nice creative results, I would be more than happy to see them! Please feel free to share your links in the comments section.

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