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Katokami is all about do-it-yourself. There’s nothing like the joy of creating something beautiful with your own hands. Grab a crafting knife and some glue and put together one of our unique papercraft kits. A relaxing, one of a kind crafting experience is waiting for you!


Enjoy Katokami papercraft kits the way that suits you best. Our designs are available as physical kits to order as well as instant downloads. With physical kits you can choose between pre-cut sheets and the conventional printed templates. The choice is yours!

Below is a selction of our most beloved items. To see all available products please visit our shop on Etsy.


Parrots or macaws are one of the most beautiful birds on earth. They live in rainforests and form livelong bonds with their mates. Beautiful and romantic! Our papercraft macaws come in two color variations and they feel very much at home in living rooms and nurseries.

Pot Flower

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? Perfect for people that lack a green thumb. No water, no sun, just a little bit of love... very convenient!


Want to know what your pets are doing when you aren’t at 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!


Meet Margot the nuthatch, Boris the tit and last but not least... Robin the robin. This trio of European songbirds bring life and color to your home. They are fond of circling around cribs and beds to watch over your little ones.


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!


Take to the skies with this beautiful paper mobilé. Send your preferred action figure or plush toy on an adventure... but please make sure to keep the foray into unknown lands in a rain-proof environment.

About Katokami

The team behind Katokami is based in Vienna, Austria and consists of only two people. Alex is the founder and creative head of Katokami while Claudia is responsible for marketing and communciations.

Alex started to create selfmade papercraft designs a while back because he looked for a way to bring digital 3D-designs to life. He soon fell back in love with an almost forgotten crafting technique he last experienced as a child in the late 1980ies. Its called paper crafting.

His early designs were such a success that he went on and founded his own papercraft label Katokami in 2013. His goal was not only to recreate the particular crafting experience of his childhood but to enhance it in numerous ways to make it attractive and accessible to a modern audience.

The word Katokami is Japanese and (roughly) translates to “cut paper”. The name and overall style of Katokami is inspired by Asian paper culture, like Origami and Kirigami for example. Simple, reduced shapes and modest use of color are main characteristics. Like with Origami, the central idea behind Katokami is the do-it-yourself spirit. “The way is the goal” so to speak.

Katokamis papercraft kits come in different forms, sizes and colors. You have the choice between paper flowers, animals, masks, toys as well as street art and videogame inspired designs. Always included are detailed instruction manuals that show you step-by-step how to assemble the kit of your choice. It's easy!


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


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


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