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!

Origami Food

I made Dan some food from origami paper for his kitchen. He also likes bringing out this food when we eat and putting it on the table.


Make your own origami food!

All you need is –

  • origami paper (or some kind of coloured paper – could colour in some white paper or cut some out of newspapers, magazines, etc)
  • scissors
  • glue or tape or folding skills