Easy Kirigami Flower Patterns
A simple flower Kirigami pattern is not hard to create, making this a good project for young children interested in paper crafts or novice adult crafters interested in learning more about paper cutting techniques.
To begin making your flower, fold a square sheet of origami paper in half by bringing the top towards the bottom half.
Fold the paper in half again, bringing the left side to the right of the paper.
Fold the paper in half again diagonally. You will have a paper triangle with the bottom layers extending slightly past the top layers.
Cut the folded paper into the shape of a flower petal. For a traditional rounded flower, your cut will resemble an ice cream cone. Cut the folded paper into a slightly triangular shape for a contemporary look.
Unfold the paper to reveal your flower Kirigami pattern.
If you want to make a variation of the Kirigami flower, try cutting extra notches into the center and sides of your design. This will give you a cross between a flower and a snowflake.
Another way to add more interest to your flower Kirigami pattern is to cut several flower shapes from progressively smaller squares of coordinating paper. Glue them together or attach a scrapbooking brad through the center of the smallest flower to make a pretty decoration for a wrapped gift or handmade greeting card.
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