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Oct 22, 2010

Halloween Kirigami Pop Up Card

halloween kirigami

Last year I saw this kirigami card by aiai too late to try it, and this year I almost forgot again!

I modified the ghosts on her pattern a little.

You can hand cut these, but I redrew the template to make a full-size version and sent it to the Craft Robo. I used origami paper, which is black on only one side. The Robo had a little trouble cutting this thin paper at the bat wing tips.

halloween kirigami

How to make a kirigami snowflake card

Copy template (scroll down after you click the link) and cut out the snowflake.

Fold the bats:

1. With the white side of the paper face up, fold each bat toward the center of the paper, folding across the bottom of the bat. You now have black bats showing against the white paper.

halloween kirigami

Back view.

halloween kirigami

2. Fold up at the neck.

halloween kirigami

3.Fold down between the ears.

halloween kirigami

halloween kirigami

Pre-crease the cross folds.

halloween kirigami

halloween kirigami

Fold the snowflake as if you were making an origami waterbomb base.

Glue into a card:

halloween kirigami

1. Arrange the folded spiderweb with the center point at the center of the card fold. 2. Run glue (I used tape runner) along the solid center line of the folded piece. 3. Close card. 4. Turn over, open card and apply glue to the other solid center line of the spiderweb piece. Close card to glue.

halloween kirigami

Need more help putting this together?

Assembly photos from aiai.

A flower card folded and glued in the same manner, by Mary Beth Cryan.

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