Kirigami Papa's paper creations

Armed with only paper and scissors, Japanese paper artist 切り紙パパ Kirigami Papa creates animals and Pokémon designed to bring a smile to your face and soothe your soul. A childcare worker and father of a one-year old son and four-year old daughter, Kirigami Papa's creations are a hit with kids young and old.

For some time now, he has been featuring his handiwork, mostly his amazing Pokémon paper creations, on his Twitter account as well as his YouTube Channel, where he also shows how to make some of them.

His most recent creations, however, have gotten him more noticed, and it's not hard to see why, especially if you're a fan of butterfly and moth type Pokémon.

Butterfly/Moth type Pokémon "specimens" on display

Take a look at this display. Not only does it feature a whole array of butterfly and moth type Pokémon, skillfully shaped and colored in their familiar patterns, but he has pinned his creations to a cork board just like a real-world collector would with a prized collection of specimens.

(English text added by grape Japan.)

Reproduced with permission from 切り紙パパ Kirigami Papa (@PKirigami)

Take a look at that craftsmanship!

Reproduced with permission from 切り紙パパ Kirigami Papa (@PKirigami)

If you're only mildly impressed and wonder why it warranted all the extra attention, see what he did with this astonishing display of all 20 patterns of Vivillon (including the meadow pattern Vivillon displayed above):

Reproduced with permission from 切り紙パパ Kirigami Papa (@PKirigami)

They also look beautiful displayed in these square cases originally designed to display fashion nail art:

Not only does Kirigami Papa make impressive papercraft Pokémon, he also creates beautiful postcards for the cutout patterns:

Reproduced with permission from 切り紙パパ Kirigami Papa (@PKirigami)

Of course, Kirigami Papa is also adept at making other Pokémon, like Gastly, Gengar, Haunter, Abra, Kadabra and Alakazam, which happens to be his favorite:

To enjoy more of his excellent work, follow him on Twitter and YouTube.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.