Kirigami Rectangle Window Decoration
This rectangle window decoration is easy to make and requires only a sheet of paper and a pair of scissors. The resulting project can be glued in front of card stock to make a one-of-a-kind greeting card. Alternatively, the decoration can be taped to a window; the sun shines through the layers of paper to make a great design. This project can also be done with a square
piece of paper or a triangle
- Start with a rectangular sheet of paper. Fold in half lengthwise.
- Cut the paper at an angle as shown. The actual angle is not critical, though a 45 degree angle works well (cut at a diagonal). Cut multiple slits each parallel to one another.
- Carefully unfold the paper. You will see multiple cuts in the shape of an upside down "V".
- Starting from the bottom of the paper, fold the first upside down V downward.
- Leave the second "V" as it is. Fold the third V downwards.
- Repeat folding every other "V" downwards to give a repeating pattern. Optional: tuck the tips of the V under the paper to give an interlocking pattern.
Shown is a window decoration on black backing (left) and stuck on a backing which allows sun to shine through. Note that parts of the decoration are darker than others due to the multiple layers of paper which the light shines through.
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