“Painting” with a pair of scissors

For children 7 to 10 years old

Using the Japanese Notan technique.

Drawing inspiration from the motifs and decoration theme of the “frying pan” vessel, we will make our own decorative designs, which will magically unfold from a black square and will be colored by the color of our cardboard, mixing the theme of our work with its background.


  • Colored cardboard for our background 30 x 40 cm
  • Black square cardboard 15 x 15 cm
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Scissors
  • Glue


  1. Place the black square on top of the colored cardboard
  2. Using a pencil, draw geometric or organic shapes, patterns, etc.
  3. Draw simple shapes on the edges of the cardboard so that they can be easily cut out.
  4. Cut exactly on the lines you drew. Attention! Our shape should not bleed out at all.
  5. As we remove the shapes from the black square we carefully put them aside.
  6. Glue the central piece of the black square in the center of the colored cardboard.
  7. Place the cut shapes of the square in their original position for easy placement.
  8. To glue the cut-out shapes, open them as you would open a book.


Design: Vivian Emmanouilidou, Video: Efthimis Theodossis, Motion Graphics: Efi Siafa, Music: “Happy Life” – FREDJI. Special thanks to Myrto Kekkou.