How to Make Simple Kirigami Stars

I show how to make a simple Kirigami Star. This is an easy model to make but may require some practice to get perfect. Try to make the folds and cuts as straight as possible for best results. Two stars can be glued together with some paper tabs on the inside to make an interesting 3D ornament.

Kirigami is a variation of origami that includes cutting of the paper, rather than solely folding the paper as is the case with origami. It is also called "Kirie" from kiri "cut," and e "picture"). Typically, kirigami starts with a folded base, which is then unfolded; cuts are then opened and flattened to make the finished kirigami. Kirigami models are usually symmetrical, such as snowflakes, pentagrams, or orchid blossoms.

Step 1: Materials

- Paper. You can use printer paper, you just need to make it into a square.

(http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Origami-Paper)

- Scissors, X-Acto Knife/Utility Knife

Step 2: Watch the Video

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https://youtu.be/1t0Ns2TKH9w

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