Last week I had covid, and spent the week isolated at home.  I am not going to lie, I actually found being isolated really peaceful.  I guess when you have had to suffer isolation in a crew cabin that takes 5 steps to get from the bed to the door with limited internet and tv choice, being isolate at home becomes a walk in the park.  Anyway, while I was stuck in my room, I was constantly looking at the paper snowflakes that are still stuck to my window from Christmas 2020.  Which made me think of doing some Valentines kirigami.  So, when I was not binge-watching Chinese dramas or practicing my Mandarin or Italian, I was entertaining myself by making these.

Make sure you follow my Valentines board on Pinterest for more ideas.  Don’t forget to save the pin for later.

To make your own Valentines kirigami you will need:

  • Coloured paper or origami paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

If you have an A4 piece of paper, you will need to make it into a square.

With your square piece of paper, you will need to fold it in half diagonally.

Then fold it in half again, you will be left with a small triangle.

Fold the right corner to just past the centre mark.

valentines kirigami

Repeat with the left corner, but rather than fold it over the top, fold it behind.

Cut the tops off so you are left with a triangle.

valentines kirigami

Then draw your design on the triangle, you need to make sure you are drawing on the edges of the triangle rather than in the centre.  Otherwise, it will be really hard to cut them out.

valentines kirigami

Cut out your design and carefully open your Valentines kirigami.

When I did this with BB this week, he found the cutting a bit of a challenge, because there are so many layers to cut through.  But he did enjoy drawing the patterns for me to cut out for him.

If you enjoyed making this Valentines kirigami, be sure to check out my sugar painting, origami hearts, and a jar full of love.

Pin for later:

valentines kirigami craft for kids