Papercraft Penguin Bomb!

Craft & Design
Papercraft Penguin Bomb!

Over at Make: Japan, Takumi Funada found this delightfully cute papercraft penguin that springs from a flat stack of paper into a 3D model when you drop it.

It was designed by Haruki Nakamura, the papercraft genius whose work we have covered before. The patterns are for sale, but apparently only in Japan.

Here’s a video of a similar penguin, that shows the release mechanism in the bottom: