Creative kamikara paper toys | Crafty Engineer

Hello and welcome to another installment of our DIY videos. Today we have a different thing for you in store, we’re building kamikara paper toys. Though, we can hear you asking ‘what is a kamikara?’

Kamikara is a kind of papercraft, ‘kami’ stands for paper and ‘karakuri’ stands for trick or machinery. Some just utilize intricate motion, using only cardboard. So, how do you build one? Well, all you need to build a kamikara is a paper template and some time on your hands.

Haruki Nakamura from Japan specializes in creating kits for kamikara toys, and with his kits, any promising DIYer only has to cut and fold the templates to make the magic happen. Sadly, Haruki only ships inside Japan for the moment. That’s why we’re here to inspire you on your journey.

Now, you might be thinking ‘But, what’s the point of a kamikara toy?’ Well, DIYer, at the end of the day, the purpose of kamikara toys boils down to aesthetics, they simply look and move elegantly, surprising the unsuspecting onlookers.

So, get yourself some materials to recreate these elegant paper toys, and enjoy!

🎥 @Kamikara Official


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