In origami, a flat piece of paper is folded to create a dimensional object. Similarly, in traditional Japanese kirigami, paper is folded, cut, and unfolded to reveal complex patterns—like a paper snowflake. Here, author Hiroshi Hayakawa has ingeniously combined these two techniques to create a charming menagerie of 38 animals, from flocks of sheep and swirling dragons to stampeding ostriches and pandas in a bamboo grove.
Full-size templates are provided to photocopy onto the card stock of your choice. And for added whimsy, readers can download a fence pattern or textured patterns at www.larkbooks.com. Each project is introduced with a humorous limerick and supported by colorful, modern photography.
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
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This book might be fine for someone highly experienced at the craft (I'm not sure since I am not one of them). I was expecting something far less complicated and more playful. Instead it is very complicated and seems more like a chore than fun.