Karakuri Workshop – Making paper toys that move – Paper craft book with templates to build amazing movable paper models using basic mechanisms like Lever, Cam, Crank and Gears

Language : English
Paperback : 144 pages
Reading age : 10 years and up
Item Weight : 800 g
Dimensions : 21 x 30 x 2 cm
Country of Origin : India

  • Originated in Japan, Karakuri is an art of making paper toys that move using simple mechanisms such as gears, cranks, cams and lever. Included are full color pull-out pages for you to cut, paste and assemble six different paper toys, and more. Even if you don’t know anything about paper craft, this book will guide you in steps from building basic models, learn about the tools and techniques, basic mechanisms to building your own original Karakuri model. Detailed explanations, accompanied by diagrams, explain the physics behind how Karakuri works, and you will also learn how different types of mechanisms help us in our daily lives.

    You can build 6 amazing moving paper models using basic mechanisms that include –

    Power in the Paw – Crank mechanism
    A special message – Lever mechanism
    Catch me if you can – Cam mechanism
    What’s holding me back – Crank mechanism
    Three monkeys of Gandhiji – Cam mechanism
    Karakuri wonder train – Gear mechanism

    With complete directions, more than 10 full-size paper models, and the science behind the Karakuri, this paper craft book is a unique introduction to ancient Karakuri art and a perfect gift for children and adults above 10 years with creative and imaginative minds.