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This ingenious DIY kit transforms a pack of flat paper into an adorable armadillo who can curl up into a ball.
Renowned Japanese paper engineer Haruki Nakamura has created a captivating new branch of paper fun called Kamikara. In Japanese, kami means "paper" and karakuri means "mechanical mechanism." Through a clever combination of perforated, pre-printed sheets and rubber bands, Nakamura's paper automata can be brought to life without the need for any tools!
Simply follow along with the pictures in the English language instructions and you will find the assembly of the creature is both easy and enjoyable. The paper pieces are scored to make quick work of folding and a special paper hook assists with the installation of the rubber band.
To set the action, stretch open the assembled armadillo and push down on his belly where marked. Place the critter gently on a table, then, when you're ready tap his back. In a flash, he curls up into a ball, just like a real armadillo.