Christmas Ornaments Grow From Paper


This is a neat little twist on the traditional tree/snowman Christmas decorations. These cute puffy little things actually come packaged as folded-up papers in a petri dish. When you put water in the dish, the fluid slowly creeps up the paper and makes it unfold into these and other lovely shapes in a matter of hours.

via Gizmodo Japan (Japanese)

4 thoughts on “Christmas Ornaments Grow From Paper

  1. I bought one of these when I was in Japan. The “water” actually smells like vinegar, so do this in a well ventilated area!

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