I designed these models from the movie, "Kubo" thinking ahead to my upcoming year of Origami After School Enrichment classes.
Since I work with mainly Elementary school-aged children there is much freedom encouraged with the embellishing and decorating of the models.
I am not a "purist" by any means but I do try to stick to the traditional means of paper folding and avoid using scissors when possible. That being said, my Kubo Beetle model does use two snips with scissors so be forewarned! The Monkey uses a single sheet of paper and Kubo himself is a three-piece model (one for his hair, one for his head and one for his clothing). Oh, If you count his instrument, then that would make it four pieces.