Katokami

Do it yourself is the basic idea behind the KATOKAMI label. KATOKAMI papercraft kits are unique in their distinctive 'polygonal' look and the fun and easy assembly. Pre-cut and engraved sheets of paper reduce the time needed for putting a model together and help to capture the essence of paper crafting: the joy of creating something with your own hands.

Pot flower purple

Haven't you always wanted a beautiful flower that blooms all year round, has no need for water or sun and comes in a handy envelope? And it is not very attractive to bees or bugs either. Very convenient!

  • Difficulty Medium (assembly time ~2,5h)
  • Size in cm (LWH) 12x16x24cm
  • Size in inches (LWH) 4x6x9"
  • Tools Needed Non-Drip Paper Glue
  • Optional Craft Knife, Cutting Mat
  • Contents Main Kit (Six Sheets), Training Kit (One Sheet), Instructions
Photograph of purple pot flower

Pot flower red

Like it’s purple cousin, very forgiving. Perfect for people that lack a green thumb. No water, no sun, just a little bit of love... and glue should do. Also it is quite fond of listening to adventure stories from around the world.

  • Difficulty Medium (assembly time ~2,5h)
  • Size in cm (LWH) 12x16x24cm
  • Size in inches (LWH) 4x6x9"
  • Tools Needed Non-Drip Paper Glue
  • Optional Craft Knife, Cutting Mat
  • Contents Main Kit (Six Sheets), Training Kit (One Sheet), Instructions
Photograph of red pot flower

CCTV - Surveillance camera

Want know what your pets are doing when you’re not home? Well, with this kit you still can’t... but at least you know that they will behave! Alternatively you can send a political message to Big Brother... time to watch back!

  • Difficulty Easy (assembly time ~2h)
  • Size in cm (LWH) 22x18x16cm
  • Size in inches (LWH) 8.5x7x6"
  • Tools Needed Non-Drip Paper Glue
  • Optional Craft Knife, Cutting Mat, Dual Adhesive Tape, Nails
  • Contents Main Kit (Four Sheets), Training Kit (One Sheet), Instructions
Photograph of CCTV camera

Spray Can

Spray Can. Can't spray. But do not worry, it still brings color to your life! Also one and a half hour of crafting fun followed by the endless joy of looking at it when its done. The can comes in three different colors: red, green, and blue.

  • Difficulty Medium (assembly time ~1,5h)
  • Size in cm (LWH) 21x10x25cm
  • Size in inches (LWH) 8x4x10"
  • Tools Needed Non-Drip Paper Glue
  • Optional Craft Knife, Cutting Mat
  • Contents Main Kit (Four Sheets), Training Kit (One Sheet), Instructions
Photograph of spray can

Moustache

No one knows why the notorious moustache made it's huge comeback. If you don't want to groom your own "cookie duster", heres the chance to make one in 30 minutes. Also available as Party Pack... get two more muchachos or muchachas and look cool like Tom, Burt or Ned. But please don't hurt yourself!

  • Difficulty Medium (assembly time ~30min)
  • Size in cm (LWH) 15x2x5cm
  • Size in inches (LWH) 6x1x3"
  • Tools Needed Non-Drip Paper Glue, Elastic Braid, String or a Necklace (~80cm/32")
  • Optional Craft Knife, Cutting Mat
  • Contents Main Kit (One Sheet), Instructions
Photograph of moustache

Gelati

Always dreamt of ice-cream that never melts? Yes? Here's your chance to get your hands on one of these delicious curiosities. You can choose between three different flavour-combinations: strawberry-vanilla, chocolate-pistachio, and blackberry-blueberry. Mmmhhhmmm...!

  • Difficulty Medium (assembly time ~30min)
  • Size in cm (LWH) 7x7x15cm
  • Size in inches (LWH) 2.7x2.7x6"
  • Tools Needed Non-Drip Paper Glue
  • Optional Craft Knife, Cutting Mat
  • Contents Main Kit (Three Sheets), Instructions
Photograph of gelati

Christmas Star

This papercraft kit of a lifelike Christmas Star flower is the perfect way to get away from the bustling shopping streets and into the christmas spirit. Put on your bunny slippers, make yourself a big mug of tea, get some glue and switch off for 2 hours while crafting this beautiful paper plant.

  • Difficulty Medium (assembly time ~1,5h)
  • Size in cm (LWH) 21x10x25cm
  • Size in inches (LWH) 8x4x10"
  • Tools Needed Non-Drip Paper Glue
  • Optional Craft Knife, Cutting Mat
  • Contents Main Kit (Six Sheets), Training Kit (One Sheet), Instructions
Photograph of star

Christmas Trees

This trio of christmas trees is very versatile. For example you can hang them on a real tree, take them on the subway, go on holiday with them, place them in the center of your living room and sing some christmas songs. All covered! And on top of that, you save three lives!

  • Difficulty Easy (assembly time ~45min)
  • Size in cm (LWH) 8x8x12cm, 5,5x5,5,8cm
  • Size in inches (LWH) 3x3x4.7", 2x2x3"
  • Tools Needed Non-Drip Paper Glue
  • Optional String for hanging
  • Contents Main Kit (One big tree, Two small trees), Instructions
Photograph of trees

Star Topper

Crown your christmas tree with a selfmade paper star! Available in three different color schemes: classic red, yellow popstar and futuristic purple-blue. Alternatively you can hang them in your window to spread the christmas spirit.

  • Difficulty Easy (assembly time ~45min)
  • Size in cm (LWH) 25x7x25cm
  • Size in inches (LWH) 10x3x10"
  • Tools Needed Non-Drip Paper Glue
  • Optional String for hanging
  • Contents Main Kit, Instructions
Photograph of star

Paper Zapper Orange

Video gamers and geeks should be familiar with this legendary gadget. For the non-geek, this is not a replica kit of a firearm but one of video game history’s most famous devices. It meant hard times for digital ducks from the mid 80s.

  • Difficulty Hard (assembly time ~3h)
  • Size in cm (LWH) 30x4x15cm
  • Size in inches (LWH) 12x1.5x6"
  • Tools Needed Non-Drip Paper Glue
  • Optional Craft Knife, Cutting Mat
  • Contents Main Kit (Four Sheets), Training Kit (One Sheet), Instructions
Photograph of orange zapper

Paper Zapper Gray

This is a replica kit of the original dark gray version of the legendary lightgun from the 80s. The kits dimensions are slightly bigger than the real Zapper... so that it fits perfectly in your - now grown-up, slightly larger - hand.

  • Difficulty Hard (assembly time ~3h)
  • Size in cm (LWH) 30x4x15cm
  • Size in inches (LWH) 12x1.5x6"
  • Tools Needed Non-Drip Paper Glue
  • Optional Craft Knife, Cutting Mat
  • Contents Main Kit (Four Sheets), Training Kit (One Sheet), Instructions
Photograph of gray zapper

About Katokami

My Name is Alexander Kvasnicka, a Vienna based digital artist. I see myself as part of the maker culture and therefore strive to bring digital creations to life so that they can be touched and manipulated with your own hands. I started to create selfmade papercraft designs a while ago. Soon I came to realize that I want to bring back this wonderful crafting experience that up to this point was only a long lost childhood memory.

With the help of newly available digital and practical manufacturing tools I worked hard to start Katokami. Not only to recreate that particular experience but also to enhance it in numerous of ways. And I’m very happy that after hundreds of hours of experimenting and refining I eventually can call the Katokami papercraft kits a success. Apart from being beautiful to look at they are fun and easy to assemble as well.

The unique style of Katokami originates from the exclusive use of single-colored sheets of paper. These handpicked, high quality sheets from renowned Italian paper mill Fabriano provide long lasting, vibrant colors, stability as well as formability. The resulting play of form and color gives Katokami models their typical appearance.

Also, Katokami's kits are as easy and straightforward to assemble as it gets. Usually you would have to cut out and fold every single part of the model by hand and then put them together according to tiny numbers printed on them. It's tedious, sometimes confusing and not very pretty. In contrast, Katokami provides pre-cut and engraved sheets of paper that make crafting way more effortless and enjoyable. Detailed instruction manuals show you step-by-step how to assemble the model of your choice. On top of that, there’s a training kit too. It helps you to get a feel for the paper, the glue and the assembling process in general. It's easy!

I wish you happy crafting, Alex

TRAINING VIDEO ONE
THE BASICS

Got your first Katokami kit and want to double check if you got the instruction basics right? Then go ahead and watch this video. It covers all the important basics to get started:

  • Tools needed
  • Inside & Outside
  • Cutting
  • Folding
  • Gluing

TRAINING VIDEO TWO
ADVANCED TIPS

You are familiar with the instruction basics and want to get some pro-tips to make the assembly of Katokami kits even more straightforward and fun? This video covers following tips:

  • Dry run
  • Spread it
  • Don’t panic
  • Apply pressure
  • Flap by flap
  • How to get rid of glue
  • Don’t fold the wrong way

TRAINING VIDEO THREE
REPAIRS

In case you put two parts together the wrong way, here you can get some ideas on how to fix your kit.