Krazy Karakuri Origami Kit: Japanese Paper Toys that Walk, Jump, Spin, Tumble-and Amaze!  -     By: Andrew Dewar
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Krazy Karakuri Origami Kit: Japanese Paper Toys that Walk, Jump, Spin, Tumble-and Amaze!

Tuttle Publishing / 2012 / Gift

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Format: Gift
Vendor: Tuttle Publishing
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 4805312084
ISBN-13: 9784805312087

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Publisher's Description

Make moveable origami projects with this great beginner level origami kit!

Karakuri are traditional Japanese mechanized puppets originally made from the 17th to 19th century. The word karakuri means "mechanism" or "trick". Krazy Karakuri Origami Kit is a unique paper craft kit that brings together the of art paper folding and the fun of karakuri. Amaze your friends as you watch your origami paper creations wiggle, walk, tumble, shuffle and spin right before your eyes! Renowned origami artist and teacher, Andrew Dewar has designed these origami for kids projects to be simple enough to be completed quickly and easily. No need to learn origami folding, painting or cutting—just punch fold and enjoy!

This easy origami kit contains:
  • A full-colored 64-page booklet
  • Clear step-by-step instruction and easy-to-follow diagrams
  • 24 fun-to-do projects with 16 pre-cut cardstock Karakuri characters
  • Forty 2-sided sheets of durable folding & construction papers
  • 2 different paper sizes and many colors
Krazy Karakuri Origami Kit is a great value and is packed with hours of entertainment suited for all ages. The step-by-step diagrams clearly show how an origami model is assembled as well as how it will move. Basic explanations of tools and techniques mean that the creative folder will soon be folding their own original karakuri origami creations!

Origami projects include:
  • Sumo Wrestlers
  • Bobbing Bird
  • Jumping Frog
  • Lola the Ladybug
  • And many more…

Author Bio

Andrew Dewar was born in Toronto, Ontario, and graduated from Ryerson Polytechnic Institute (B.A. Journalism) and University of Toronto (M.A. Japanese Studies, Library and Information Science) before moving to Japan in 1988. After completing his doctoral studies in library science at Keio University, he joined the faculty of a junior college in Japan. Soon after arriving in Japan he rediscovered his childhood love of designing and flying paper airplanes. His passion for paper airplanes led him to become president of the Fukushima Paper Airplane Club. Dewar has published over 30 paper crafting books and kits. He also teaches paper airplane workshops and does seminars at schools, libraries, community centers and museums. He lived and taught library science in Fukushima, Japan, until the giant earthquake and nuclear accident in March 2011, when the city became unsafe. After a brief stay in Canada, he's returned with his family to Gifu, Japan.

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Q: How many sheets of paper are in the package, and what are the dimensions of the paper?

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This set includes 16 pre-cut cardstock karakuri characters (sheets are 9 3/4" x 7") and 24 sheets of pre-printed origami paper (patterns and step numbers are printed on the paper) that measure approximately 6" square.

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