Kirigami means cutting paper in Japanese (kiri = cut, gami = paper).
It’s a fun and easy activity to do with children and you use them for decoration or glue them on to paper or card, etc.
You can also use the cut out pieces for something!
Sometimes I like to make one where the kirigami is based on, for example, my whole life and each cut represents an event or relationship. Then the folded part represents your life in time and the opened pattern represents your life in eternity. Other ideas to try are things like just one day, a relationship or an idea!
Mending some broken rails in our cupboard with some sticks and Dan’s penknife he got for Christmas. It has a saw and sander as well!
Also made this hairbrush holder with a hot chocolate pot and some coloured masking tape.
I made this lantern for Dan’s room with some origami paper, masking tape, pipe cleaners and ribbon.
The bulb is one that doesn’t get hot so it is safe!
Things that seem so bad now can sometimes seem like gifts looking back.
Like these angels – from this angle they look dark, but if the photo was taken from the other side, they would be light.
When I was walking with Dan to school the other day, we were talking about him cycling home on his own and I said, “Be careful, keep looking around for cars and people – Observation – that’s the most important thing!”
Dan said, “No it’s not!” I said, “Yes it is – what’s more important than observation?”
He replied, “Love!”