Karakuri is a Japanese word meaning a "mechanical device to tease, trick, or take a person by surprise", and Japanese paper artist Keisuke Saka makes these colorful paper models that animate a simple series of motions to capture a scene. Like a mother bird feeding its babies, or an inventor hoping to fly, or a robot coming to life. Each Saka model comes as a kit that you assemble at home. Visit Saka's website to see the animated models in action.
Keisuke Saka Karukuri Paper Models | $10 at PaperAnimations.com