Paper Art Designs

Paper Cutouts
For this pattern, cut L-shapes as shown.
For this pattern, cut L-shapes as shown.
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Hang these paper art designs on a Christmas tree, in a window, or from a mobile. You can even paste this paper craft on a handmade card.

What You'll Need:

  • Drawing paper
  • Blunt scissors
  • Ruler

How to Make Paper Cutouts:

Step 1: Fold a piece of paper in half. Starting at the fold, cut repeated lines, arches, or L-shapes in the paper as shown.

Bend every other strip outward.
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Step 2: Unfold the paper and bend every other strip outward.

Step 3: Cut an 8-inch circle from a piece of paper. Fold it in half, and then fold it in half again.

Step 4: Starting at the double-fold, cut curved lines along the curve to 1/2 inch from the single fold. Open it up and bend every other strip -- one toward you and one away from you on each side.

Experiment with other shapes, and use your paper cutouts for ornaments or mobile decorations.

Paper gets a twirly makeover in the next craft. Find out how by continuing to the next page.

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