The Church of the Transfiguration is one of the wooden churches located on Kizhi, an
island on Lake Onega, north east of Saint Petersburg. The church is made entirely from
wood but does not use a single nail, and is 37 meters high with 22 onion-shaped domes,
giving it a very distinctive and fairytale-like appearance. It is believed that the basic
foundation for the church was completed in the 16th century, but this was destroyed in a
fire from a lightning strike, and the church was rebuilt in 1714. The wooden churches of
Kizhi, including this Church of the Transfiguration, were registered as a UNESCO World
Heritage Site in 1990.
*This model was designed for Papercraft and may differ from the original in some respects.
Mountain fold(dotted line)
Make a mountain fold.
(dashed and dotted line)
Make a valley fold.
Scissors line (solid line)
Cut along the line.
Cut in line (solid line)
Cut a slot.
Cut out (Pink area)
Cut out the area marked.
Church of the Transfiguration : Assembly Instructions
The glue spot(colored dot)
shows where to apply the glue.
Glue spot (Red dot)
Attach the parts that have the same numbers.
Also attach the parts with the same part numbers.
Glue spot (Green dot)
Glue within the same part.
Glue spot (Blue dot)
Glue to the rear of the other part.
Parts sheet (Pattern) : Twenty Eight A4 sheets
Assembly Instructions : Ten A4 sheets
No. of Parts : 224 parts
* Build the model by carefully reading the Assembly Instructions, in the parts sheet page order.
Write down the number on the back of each part as you cut them out.
Since many of the parts are complicated and very small, do a trial assembly before actually
attaching them together.
The finished piece will look more realistic if you paint the edges of the parts with colors similar
to the parts.
Tools and materials
Scissors, set square, glue (We
Before gluing, crease the paper
recommend stick glue),pencil,
along mountain fold and
used ballpoint pen, toothpicks,
valley fold lines and make sure
rounded sections are nice and
(useful for handling small parts)
Glue, scissors and other tools
may be dangerous to young
children so be sure to keep them
out of the reach of young