Kirigami Landscape

Grade Level: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Kirigami is a variation of the Japanese art of origami but allows for cutting the paper. The paper cuts are then folded to create a 3-dimensional design that pops out from the page. Students will first create a watercolor landscape painting. Then, with the assistance of a folding guide made from graph paper and string, cuts are made to accentuate elements painted in the watercolor. Rolling hills, trees, and other natural elements can be made to stand away from the page.