For this creative craft we've been inspired by the amazing marine creatures in our Ghost Nets exhibition - not only cute, they're a great teaching tool about ocean health and sustainability.

What's 'kirigami'? You've probably heard or origami, the Japanese art of paper folding. Kirigami is a variation of origami that includes the cutting of paper! This allows you to be a bit more creative with your paper craft. Give it a try and see how you go!

Suitable for ages:
5 and up
Time required:
15 mins
Difficulty: 3
 out of 5
Related Programs: Ghost Nets and Wildlife Photographer of the Year


What You'll Need:

Print out our PDF HERE for the same patterned paper we used in our video, and the template. 
Glue (for the eyes)

How to make your own squid kirigami


We’d love to see your creations! 

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