Kirigami is a variation of origami that includes cutting of the paper.
Typically, kirigami starts with a folded base, which is then cut; cuts are then opened and
flattened to make the finished kirigami.
Kirigami are usually symmetrical, such as snowflakes, pentagrams, or orchid blossoms.
Kirigami is to create three dimensional forms. The techniques can be used to make anything from abstract pop-ups to zoo scenes and architectural models. Of course, like all things, it takes practice to develop patterns, but with your friendly word processing software and an Xacto knife, you can give it a try.