Step into the enchanting world of Karakuri, a traditional Japanese art form that brings paper to life with mesmerizing movement! This captivating craft involves building paper toys that use simple mechanisms like gears, cranks, cams, and levers to create dynamic motion. And now, with this incredible book, you too can learn the secrets of Karakuri and build your own captivating creations! Packed with step-by-step instructions, colorful pull-out pages, and more than 10 full-size paper models, this book is the ultimate guide to mastering the art of Karakuri. You’ll start by building basic models, learning about the tools and techniques, and discovering the physics behind how Karakuri works. Then, you’ll progress to more advanced models, culminating in the creation of your own original Karakuri masterpiece! But this book isn’t just about building paper toys – it’s about unlocking your creativity and imagination. By experimenting with different mechanisms and designs, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the principles of mechanics and engineering. And with each new creation, you’ll be transported to a magical world where paper comes alive in ways you never thought possible. The book includes full-color pull-out pages that allow you to cut, paste, and assemble six different paper toys that use different basic mechanisms. The models that you can build include Power in the Paw, A Special Message, Catch Me If You Can, What’s Holding Me Back, Three Monkeys of Gandhiji, and Karakuri Wonder Train. Each model comes with complete directions, so you can easily create your own moving paper toy. In addition to providing instructions for building paper toys, the book also includes more than 10 full-size paper models that readers can use as inspiration. Perfect for children and adults above 10 years old, this book is a unique introduction to an ancient art that has captured the hearts of people around the world. So whether you’re a seasoned paper crafter or a complete beginner, join us on a journey of discovery as we explore the fascinating world of Karakuri!