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
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.
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...
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
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.
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!
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: