The Kirigami Project - Week Four - Fireworks

If I'm being honest, this just might be my favourite... like ever! It's a definite departure from what I normally find myself cutting and I love the fluidity. It almost reminds me of antlers - do you see it?

Continuing on January's celebratory theme, this design was inspired by fireworks - when that ball of light zooms across the sky, that moment of anticipation before it blossoms. 

That's how I feel about kirigami, actually. You make all these cuts, sometimes planned, sometimes they veer a little off course, and you're not quite sure what's going to happen until, holding your breath, you unfold that piece of paper and boom - beauty! That moment of surprise - that's why I love it.

To create your own fireworks-inspired kirigami paper cut, start with the 6-point folding pattern, then trace and cut using the design below.
 And, as promised, Geri has prepared a free printable with all four of January's designs. Pretty snazzy, right?

Click on the image above to access and print the template. Then fold, trace and cut away!

We would love to see your kirigami creations! Use the hashtag #thekirigamiproject on Twitter and Instagram so we can see your versions of January's designs.

Happy crafting!

The Kirigami Project is a collaborative creative project from Marisa Edghill of Omiyage and Geri Jewitt of The Languid Lion. Marisa creates the kirigami designs and Geri whips them into template shape! Each week In 2014, we will bring you a new kirigami design to fold and cut.