In this tutorial, I will show you how to make an easy kirigami staircase. Kirigami is the art of cutting paper in order to make shapes, which are often 3D. This particular kirigami model is a set of stairs, and can be made into a pop up greeting card. This model is very easy, and almost everyone can make it. I attached the PDF for the model on this step. I also attached a video of the card. Feel free to view it!
Note: I did not design this model. It was designed by Baud and Bui. All rights go to them. Not for commercial use.
Step 1: What You Will Need
- A printer
- A piece of thick paper
- An X-acto knife
- A ruler
- A colored piece of paper (optional)
- Glue stick (optional)
Step 2: Print the Template
Once you have downloaded the PDF, click on the file to open it. Now, load the sheet of thick paper into the printer. Then, click on the file button on the top left corner of the PDF, and then click print.
Step 3: Begin Cutting
Place you template on a surface you don't mind scratching. Begin by cutting along the black outline that runs outside of the main design. Observe your template. The template is made of three types of lines: solid black lines, dotted lines, and dotted lines. You need to make straight cuts along the solid black lines. To do this, line up your ruler with the black lines and cut with your X-acto knife. The resulting cut should be straight. Make sure you do this on all solid black lines.